inefficient coding and labelling
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

10 ways to optimise your current coding and labelling operations

Inefficient coding and labelling operations can hold back a business. Are yours? To keep pace in an increasingly competitive world, every manufacturing business needs to run as efficiently as possible. The hard truth is that if your line is not operating efficiently, your days are numbered. But there’s one area many manufacturers overlook that could […]

crowdfunding
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

Can crowdfunding help your business grow?

A book (with a difference, see below) written by Thankyou co-founder Daniel Flynn, a “customisable gourmet salt collection”, and a “cocktail party in a box” are just three of the dozens and dozens of recent successful products launched with the support of crowdfunding. Like a new rock star announcing their presence on the world stage, […]

packaging line integration
Automation & Process Control, Product Identification Technologies

How to get started with packaging line integration

Ready to integrate your packaging line to improve efficiency, output and uptime? Get started with these top 5 tips. It’s no secret that integrating your packaging line delivers tangible advantages — a more streamlined operation, real-time reporting and visibility, added security, and eliminating coding and labelling errors, to name but a few. So once you’ve […]

2015 global packaging trends
Product Identification Technologies

A year in packaging: highlights of 2015 global packaging trends

Consumer trends have a stronger influence on the packaging world than ever before. We’ve already seen this in the Millennials’ impact on packaging, and how consumer trends have shaped dairy packaging. Not only is product packaging considered to be the ultimate opportunity for brand owners to communicate the brand’s message visually, but the type and […]

counterfeiting in fresh produce
Innovation and Best Practices, Trends in Identification

Is your brand being sold in other markets – and you don’t even know?

Have you heard the one about the Australian farmer who found out his Wagyu beef product was being sold in China as a cheaper cut? Unfortunately, it’s true. In late 2014, Victorian producer David Blackmore, of Blackmore Wagyu Beef, found out his premium product was being undermined in China by counterfeit products. Blackmore, who had […]

how wine makers can beat the counterfeiters
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

How wine makers can beat the counterfeiters

Counterfeiting is a global issue and has been for many years; especially in the wine industry. But advances in technology have given counterfeiters the ability to make ever-more-convincing counterfeit goods. Fast. The Australian wine industry, among others, is a victim of counterfeit goods — especially with the growing Asian market for high-end Australian produce. Just […]

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 […]