Kallik, a leading labelling and artwork management solution provider for regulated markets, today revealed 2020 industry data detailing how organisations operating in life sciences, chemical and oil & lubricant industries have significantly reduced label and artwork project completion times. These efficiencies have been achieved by introducing technology enhancements within Veraciti™ and by moving to the Amazon Web Services cloud. These steps were taken to cope with growing levels of statutory regulation and increasingly outdated manual labelling and artwork management processes.
A leading life sciences company that adopted an automated platform can now process a typical monthly workload of over 8,000 artwork generation jobs at an average rate of one job per 37 seconds, in turn cutting average label and artwork project completion time from 52 to just 26 days. A major chemical company saw artwork generation times slashed by 75% over a four-month period to an average of just 12 seconds per artwork generation – and another in the oil & lubricants sector reaching just 3 seconds per task.
One major life sciences company using Kallik Veraciti benefited from the migration of Veraciti to Amazon Web Services by recording a 50% reduction in project completion times, while at the same time managing to achieve a 27% increase in their artwork and label generation volumes. The data, captured by the Kallik flagship artwork and label management solution, Veraciti, demonstrates that organisations in these industries adopting automated artwork and label generation, in favour of using manual processes or outsourcing design work to third parties, have seen major time and cost reductions.
“Beyond helping companies in highly regulated industries get to grips with disparate labelling and artwork processes, our findings also demonstrate the benefits of automation scale over time and as organisations grow their operations,” says Gurdip Singh, CEO of Kallik. “Many of these organisations have traditionally employed third-party designers to create and amend artwork and labels for a high hourly fee, with these assets numbering in the thousands. The cost efficiencies for bringing these operations in-house and introducing automation are clear.”
“Automation has a critical role to play for industries such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics and food & beverages, where regulations are tight and mistakes can have serious effects on brand reputation or consumer health,” explains Bob Tilling, VP Global Sales at Kallik. “As we have seen with the rush to comply with EU Medical Device Regulations and the potential regulatory shifts of a prospective Brexit deal, the agility and centralised control of a dedicated artwork and label management solution has become a necessity for businesses rather than simply ‘nice to have’.”