Product Identification Technologies

5 serialisation lessons food and beverage manufacturers can learn from the healthcare industry

The healthcare industry has long been celebrated as the leader in serialisation.  So if you want to export products to overseas markets with serialisation requirements, no matter your industry, it pays to look their way for some valuable pointers.      With recent news about China’s exploding demand for Australian baby formula, the spotlight has once […]

serialisation in supply chain
Product Identification Technologies

Serialisation: things you need to know to implement it

Serialisation is a tried and tested supply chain trick. Its rewards flow from the manufacturer right through to the consumer. So why don’t more businesses take advantage of it? In the second of our blog series, we shine the spotlight on how to put serialisation into action. In its simplest form, serialisation is the process […]

Product Identification Technologies

Serialisation: why you need to get things in order

Serialisation is a tried and tested trick in the supply chain book, with rewards that flow from the manufacturer right through to the consumer. So why aren’t more businesses taking advantage of it? In our next two blogs, we’ll focus on the why’s and how’s of serialisation in the supply chain. Serialisation is perhaps one […]

circular economy
Product Identification Technologies

Circular economy + Australian manufacturing: what you need to know

The waste industry has called for $150 million “circular economy and action plan” to fix recycling uncertainty. So, what is a circular economy and why is it important for Australian manufacturers? Here’s what you need to know. If you haven’t heard by now, there are big changes afoot in the world of waste. China imposed […]

coding and labelling acronyms
Product Identification Technologies

Your ultimate guide to coding and labelling acronyms

Ever found yourself confused with coding and labelling acronyms? Here, we decode the acronyms every manufacturer needs to know.   LABELLING TECHNOLOGIES LPA = Label Printer Applicator Label Printer Applicators (LPAs) print information onto pressure-sensitive labels, then automatically apply those labels onto cartons, pallets and products. You might also know them as “print and apply” […]

does blockchain fit into the future of food traceability
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

Does blockchain fit into the future of food traceability?

Is it possible to trace an individual turkey from farm to table? Last year, US agricultural conglomerate Cargill Inc. did exactly that using blockchain technology. So how does blockchain fit into the future of food traceability? In a campaign perfectly timed for Thanksgiving, the company allowed shoppers to type in the code from their store-bought […]

how blockchain can improve food traceability
Global Manufacturing, Product Identification Technologies

How blockchain can improve food traceability

The technology behind bitcoin could improve food traceability. Unsure how that could be possible? Here’s how. If you’re a food manufacturer and you haven’t got to grips with blockchain technology, it’s time to start. Blockchain is the underlying enabling technology developed for the cryptocurrency, bitcoin. But beyond that, there’s a growing buzz around blockchain and […]

track-and-trace
Product Identification Technologies, Trends in Identification

How track-and-trace can help you become a manufacturer of the future

Track-and-trace has long been recognised for its ability to protect against counterfeiters and facilitate more effective recalls. But today’s manufacturers are using it as a strategy to better see and manage the entire ecosystem of their production facilities, and make smarter manufacturing a reality. Before we delve into the benefits of track-and-trace, here’s a quick […]

manufacturing stories that shaped 2017
Product Identification Technologies

Year in review: manufacturing stories that shaped 2017

Augmented reality on the rise. Goodbye 457 visas. Sophie the robot granted citizenship. Look at the headlines from the past 12 months and one thing’s for sure: it’s been a year filled with surprises. (And we thought 2016 was shocking!) Just before we rewind and look at some of the year’s biggest stories for manufacturers, here’s how […]