Boehringer chooses partner for globally standardised labelling

NiceLabel chosen to help Boehringer Ingelheim with its label design software and label management systems development services

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Global pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim has selected NiceLabel, a developer of label design software and label management systems, to help it create a globally standardised labelling process.

Boehringer Ingelheim had previously decided to introduce a global SAP system across all its sites to streamline its operations. In line with this, it made sense to implement a global labelling system to achieve more seamless ERP integration, make label changes easier and drive further operational efficiencies. The NiceLabel Label Management System (LMS) fitted the bill.

German Boehringer Ingelheim is making use of the full spectrum of functionality within Slovenia-based NiceLabel’s LMS, including the built-in label designer for designing label templates. The tool’s document management system enables the company to replace its manual quality control procedures with a completely digitised quality assurance process.

This gives it the access to security, approval workflows, complete label change and print history that it needs. The LMS is also integrated with Boehringer Ingelheim’s ERP system, SAP ECC, which gives the pharmaceuticals giant a centralised way of updating label information.

With the implementation of LMS, Boehringer Ingelheim can now process label change requests much more quickly than before. Now that the quality assurance workflow is an integrated part of the label management system, Boehringer Ingelheim can save valuable time and resources previously dedicated to manual quality assurance tasks. Boehringer Ingelheim has also benefited from the NiceLabel ABAP package (SAP connector) that simplifies and speeds up integration.

Ken Moir, NiceLabel VP of Marketing, said: “It’s great to see how Boehringer Ingelheim is really using the full spectrum of our label management system. It has a great track record of selecting best-of-breed IT systems, so we’re pleased that it has selected NiceLabel as its global labelling system-of-choice.”

Initially, Boehringer Ingelheim has implemented LMS at its production sites in Ingelheim, Germany and Sant Cugat, Spain. It plans to expand over time to other sites around the world. The next to be implemented are in Dortmund, Germany and Koropi, Greece. Both implementations are planned for non-production processes, e.g. warehouse and quality management.

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