NiceLabel reports: Until recently, you had no choice but to accept incoming shipments that where incorrectly labelled. You had no way to convince all suppliers to invest the money and time into labelling according to your needs. Instead, you re-labelled many shipments entering your loading dock. We all know that this isn't how the supply chain is supposed to work, but there really was no solution beyond pleading and complaining! Luckily, technology has provided a way to meet the supplier mid-way. You've tried to force them to label correctly and you couldn't, so it's time to help them do it instead.
The supplier prints your labels in his warehouse. The biggest revolution since the days of desktop labelling comes in the form of Web applications. This allows you to deploy your own labelling standard to be used by your suppliers. The labelling of your goods received is defined and managed by you. Your supplier simply opens a web form in a browser to print your labels.
Wollenhaupt, a global tea producer now receives all supplier shipments labelled correctly. "...In the past, we produced our labels and sent them in a file format to our suppliers. There were always problems with bar code readability," said Jan Schmolke, Non-Food Purchasing Manager at Wollenhaupt GmbH. Wollenhaupt was one of many companies who struggled with incoming labelling for as long as memory serves. They've implemented work-intensive processes to improve their receiving process, and it still proved too inefficient to support their growing business needs. How much time and money could you save if you never re-labelled another shipment?
NiceLabel comments: "We're excited to announce the new release of NiceLabel Portal. We've taken the successful NiceLabel Portal product and enhanced it to include updates requested by customers such as Wollenhaupt. NiceLabel Portal is the easiest way for your suppliers to supply you with correctly labelled shipments."