Smith & Nephew, a global leader in advanced wound management, endoscopy and orthopaedics products, has deployed an integrated labelling solution, Ultimate Suite from Episys, the global information technology solutions and services company, to ensure industry-leading labelling.
Episys Ultimate offers fully feature label printing packages and will enable Smith & Nephew to exercise greater control and flexibility over the labelling of products in its advanced wound management division, which is responsible for 60 per cent of global sales and the products are sold in around 60 different countries.
Smith & Nephew selected Ultimate from Episys, as the system that they were using was not networked. Each individual machine had to be individually updated with new labels, and the system kept losing certain images (bmp symbols) from the labels. Smith & Nephew also needed a solution that would allow the company to produce labels that are compliant with the Medical Device Directive and various regulatory bodies such as the FDA. Ultimate automatically incorporates these changes so Smith & Nephew is always up to date.
Howard Fenwick, Packaging Technologist, Smith & Nephew, said, We have worked with Episys for many years, and have a very good relationship with them. The new Ultimate system is a vast improvement on the former package that we used. We gave Episys the opportunity to demonstrate the Ultimate solution and we were very impressed with what we saw. We now have a successful networked system that is reliable. Ultimate gives us full flexibility and control.
Peter Lewis, Episys Marketing Director said, We are delighted that Smith & Nephew have decided to upgrade to the new Ultimate system. This is another example of a satisfied Episys customer seeing the benefits our excellent solution.
About Smith & Nephew
For the last 150 years, Smith & Nephew has developed advanced medical devices for healthcare professionals around the world. Our pioneering technologies enable nurses, surgeons and other medical practitioners to provide effective treatment more quickly and economically.
Smith & Nephew operates in high growth markets driven by ageing demographics and technologys ability to enable patients to live longer and enjoy more active lives. With the help of our innovative equipment, patients enjoy improved mobility and rapid recovery from surgery.
About Episys Limited
Episys is a global information technology solutions and services company to the retail, manufacturing, logistics, chemical, healthcare and public service sector industries. We provide expertise, products, services and support for signage, labelling and mobile systems.
Episys works with strategic business partners worldwide and with a range of leading technology manufacturers, enabling us to provide solutions to meet each unique business need - from integrated signage systems for major worldwide retailers to specialist labels for food manufacturing.
Episys healthcare clients include GlaxoSmithKline, GE Healthcare, Mundipharma Research, Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Roche, Bio Products Laboratory, Boehringer Ingelheim, Calea, Cardinal Health, and many NHS Hospitals including Bristol Royal Infirmary, Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust, Guys & St Thomas Hospital NHS Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals, Royal Free Hospital, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Southend Hospital and Worthing & Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust.