Entries by Marvin Magasura

A New Era for Quality Management Systems

The fourth industrial revolution, sometimes referred to as industry 4.0, has been widely predicted to be the next step for the manufacturing industry. Technologies such as the cloud, robotics, and the IoT are changing the manufacturing world as we know it. According to a survey made by the DMDII (Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute), […]

The Role of Packaging in Supply Chain Management

    The packaging industry is evolving. We now know that packaging no longer refers to a box or a carton, but rather to a coordinated system of preparing goods for safe, cost-effective, and efficient movement throughout the whole supply chain that eventually leads to maximizing consumer value, sales, and hence profits. This means packaging […]

How Your Business Can Benefit from the Sustainable Working Methods that are Changing the Packaging Industry Landscape

  As the packaging industry moves towards more responsible ways of working, our team at Bonus Trading, a packaging supplier based in the UK, decided to interview one of the leaders in our industry, UPM Raflatac. UPM Raflatac works hard to create sustainable practice within their workforce and ensure responsible working methods, and by discussing some of […]

Machine Vision Systems Continue to Be the Gold Standard for Packaging Inspection

Business owners and manufacturers know that flawed packages carry a negative message for their brands. An imperfect package is an imperfect business, especially living in a world with customers that have lofty expectations. A simple crooked label can transform people’s views of your brand and possibly change their purchasing decision forever. Companies around the world […]

The Ultimate Layman’s Guide to Barcode Types and Printing

The use of barcodes dates back to the early 1960’s, initially deployed within the automotive and railroad industry. In the early 1970’s they were implemented within the retail industry, mainly in grocery stores. The 1980’s marked the period of barcode rules and regulations establishment and they officially became a necessity in all industries. Since then, […]

New Technologies Every Pharmaceutical Packaging Company Should Consider

Nowadays, pharmaceutical packaging companies are experiencing big market growth. Reaching a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% per year worldwide, the market is witnessing particularly quick development in the BRIC countries and throughout Asia. Given this rapid rise, financial experts claim that the market could be worth $80 billion and over by 2020. We […]

Product Labels: Your Secret Weapon During Sampling Events

What you see is what you get. At least to the human mind, that’s how it works. Human beings rely heavily on our sight as our main way of perceiving and understanding the world around us. For this reason, brands focus a lot of energy and resources into creating attractive, informative, and impactful product labels. […]

Harmonizing Medical Device Package Labeling Across Markets

A picture is worth a thousand words. This is especially true in the Medical Device Packaging and Labeling industry. Symbols are an important tool to harmonize medical device packaging labels across markets worldwide, save valuable space while sharing important information and guidelines, and save in translating costs. In order to minimize misinterpretation across markets, symbols […]

How to Avoid Complete Medicine Recalls due to Labeling Errors

The Pharma industry, is by far, the most demanding industry when it comes to quality control of packaging. The processes, rules, and regulations are complex and must be adhered to. Unfortunately, because many companies still implement manual packaging and label artwork inspection, these results are often prone to human error, which is the most common […]