7 Things Your Labware Label Supplier Should Be Doing For You

7 Things Your Labware Label Supplier Should Be Doing For You

Research & Diagnostics, Labware Marking, Price & Planning | 25 November 2019

Posted by Dave Harris

7 Things Your Labware Label Supplier Should Be Doing For You

When choosing a label solutions supplier, it’s important to find the right fit for you. Alongside tangible benefits, a label supplier that provides service, support, and peace of mind is critical for your continued success. Consider the following criteria when choosing a labware label supplier:

Your Label Supplier Should Anticipate Your Needs

It is critical that label suppliers have enough knowledge about their customer’s business to anticipate and prepare for their demands.

Many labs require labels that can withstand unique situations, like cryogenic freezing, chemical exposure, robot handling, time in the autoclave or all of the above. Their labels might need to fit tubes, vials or microwell plates.

A great labware label supplier will be familiar with these unique conditions and will be able to offer specially engineered solutions to suit your needs now and in the future.

Your Label Supplier Should Know Your Industry

Not only should your supplier be familiar with the conditions inside your lab, but the conditions your lab is expected to meet within your industry.

Look for a supplier who is knowledgeable on industry topics like regulations, growth expectations and where healthcare is headed. This knowledge will allow them to consider how labels fit into the equation, now and in the future, so they can focus on creating solutions that are truly helpful.

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Your Label Supplier Should Know the Latest Technologies and Trends and How They May Help Your Business

Hardware Support ServicesIn order to best assist in your labeling processes, your chosen label supplier should be knowledgeable about the latest technologies and trends.

In labeling specifically, a lot of new technologies are constantly being developed—and regulations being placed to keep things under control.

Partnering with a tech-savvy label supplier will provide you with a competitive advantage in regards to finding and implementing the best and latest labeling technology within your processes, whether that be RFID or high durability marking technology like direct mark.

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Your Label Supplier Should Assist With Inventory Management, Forecasting, & Demand Planning

Your label supplier needs to be on top of your company needs. This includes managing inventory, planning for demand, forecasting the quantities of consumables needed, and when they’ll be needed.

In choosing your label supplier, make sure to establish and communicate your inventory management techniques so they can abide by them and assist you in staying on top of it.

Your Label Supplier Should Ensure Quick Response Times

Oftentimes your facility will have needs that require immediate attention. Your label supplier needs to provide quick response times to ensure your needs are always being met. It is also equally important to ensure your label supplier is able to adapt to changing needs or demands in a timely manner.

Your Label Supplier Should Ensure Reliability and Consistency

Your chosen label supplier should be reliable; knowing customers’ needs and consistently providing solutions and service is critical. Furthermore, with the solutions provided, it is important they are supportive and workable, in turn making your life and job easier. This includes consistent quality of the products ordered and consistent product delivery times.

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Your Label Supplier Should be Flexible

Your supplier needs to be available when needed. If the unexpected happens, it is important to have a label supplier that is flexible to the needs of your lab or sample storage facility and provides service to the best of their ability. This could also include flexibility in the ordering and communications methods you prefer whether that be facilitated through email, phone, etc.

Finding the right labware label supplier for your facility is crucial. Consider the criteria discussed above in your supplier decision, and develop a partnership that is beneficial to the changing demands of your organization.

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Dave Harris

Based in Chicago, IL, Dave Harris has been with Computype for over 23 years in a variety of sales & leadership roles. As our Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Dave works with customers all over the globe to ensure tangible & consistent business benefits are realized. Focused on cost savings, operational efficiencies, and process optimization, Dave’s role is to help customers get the most value from their automatic identification investment. In his spare time, Dave likes to golf, watch movies, and spend time outside with his dog, Yukon.