This paper will take a look at today’s supply chain pressures, outline the pitfalls of managing labeling at a local level and explain how Enterprise Labeling can seamlessly integrate with your SAP solution to bring your company’s labeling to the next level and make a measurable difference for your business.
April 26, 2017
Today’s global supply chains are more complex than ever.
To manage their dynamics, and stay ahead of the competition, leading companies have turned to SAP to optimize their supply chains.
This maximizes efficiencies and extends the possibility that the supply chain offers to achieve healthier top and bottom lines.
Forward-thinking organizations are also starting to recognize that labeling plays a direct role in achieving these results.
Businesses choose SAP because of its ability to meet the requirements of a global enterprise, which include a range of capabilities, scalability, reliability, and availability.
Allowing organizations to drive all of their business processes through SAP means that companies are better able to meet their global operations and supply chain requirements.
The best way to manage labeling in today’s complex supply chain and SAP environment is to integrate with an Enterprise Labeling Solution.
This allows companies to leverage existing business processes and vital data sources. It allows them to standardize and offer consistency throughout their operations, while maximizing existing investments and eliminating the need to retrain users.
The approach, which triggers labeling directly from SAP, replaces multiple, disparate, locally controlled data sources with data from SAP.
This prevents data replication to other sources and eliminates labeling errors. It also removes the need for countless permutations of label templates.
Still, some companies are challenged with how to manage labeling at the site level. When departments, plants and geographic locations manage labeling on their own, existing needs can be met temporarily but eventually challenges ensue.
These challenges include greater potential for errors, regulatory problems, higher costs to maintain multiple systems, language difficulties and branding confusion.
However, Enterprise Labeling can provide the opportunity to standardize on a single labeling platform that supports continuous local operations, while providing central control over label data that is vital to maintaining labeling consistency and accuracy across global operations.
There are many benefits that SAP-based organizations realize when integrating with an Enterprise Labeling Solution. Those organizations are able to leverage the value of their SAP deployment more fully to meet the requirements of a global enterprise while drawing on SAP as a source of truth.
Ultimately, integrating labeling with SAP allows these companies to standardize labeling for accuracy and consistency, enabling them to respond quickly and efficiently to customer and regulatory requirements while also dramatically cutting costs, simplifying maintenance and improving time to market.