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How To Streamline Order Fulfillment with a Labeling System

Labeling systems are critical to order fulfillment because they connect physical goods to your digital infrastructure. Box labels identify shipping containers as they move through the system. Rack and bin labels mark items off of inventory and add them to the shipment. Shipping labels identify packages as they make their way to their destination, keeping you and your customer in the loop. Used properly, these labels can stop errors before they happen by checking the progress of packages and inventory. Read more

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Choosing The Right Bottle Labeling Machine

A label does more than identify a container’s contents. It gives the buyer their first impression of your product, helping you make the sale. Choosing the right bottle labeling machine will improve quality perceptions while keeping your production line running smoothly. Here’s how you can narrow down your choices based on the bottles and labels you use, as well as how the machine fits into your production process. Read more

Monumental Momentum — Why Sizable Labeling Equipment Partners Shorten Lead Times

 

You need a labeler yesterday. 

 

Those orders you told your boss would be filled today? The truth is you wonder if they’ll even be ready next week. Success can be its own complicated, wonderfully frustrating, swear-under-your-breath mess. 

 

Because once that ball starts rolling, maintaining momentum — and even more importantly propelling gravitational acceleration — can mean all the difference between success and failure. Keep up or get rolled over — there’s no in-between.

 

So how soon will that labeler you need be ready to plug in and rock & roll? That ultimately depends on who you call to build and install it. The truth is the size of your labeling equipment partner — whether it’s a Tier 1 labeling supplier with sizable access to resources and inventory — is your Golden Ticket to substantially shorter lead times. 

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Have a Spare Parts Kit for Your Labeling System? Why It Matters

 

Remember feeling young, unstoppable — like an F-15 Eagle crushing the sound barrier at 1,800 mph?

 

Hey — we all remember being 18, right? And we’re guessing back then you likely didn’t put too much stock in health insurance — at least not until you broke your leg chasing the sound barrier on a mountain bike.

 

Then those insurance premiums deducted from your paycheck probably sounded like a dollar store bargain.

 

It’s the same way with the spare parts kit of your labeling system. Nobody really thinks about it until something breaks down — then everything goes haywire. Read more

Lights, Camera, Action! A Visit from Amazon’s Film Crew

You know what feels pretty sweet? Partnering with great people.

After all, strong partnerships make the world go around where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. Your success and theirs is integrated synchronously beneficial and symbiotic. You work together like distinct parts in the same machine.

That’s why we couldn’t be happier with our partnered collaboration with Amazon. CTM is a major supplier of shipping and printing labelers for Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers. In fact, Amazon ships millions of products that have been labeled by a CTM label applicator. Amazon’s level of trust in our labeling machines is a source of community pride.

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How Flexible is Your Labeling? What You Miss without Modular Design

 

The phone rings… and suddenly your day is a completely different beast.

Because in the turbulent world of manufacturing and labeling, you never know what’s waiting on the other end of that line. It could be bad news — could be good news. Set yourself up for success and prepare accordingly with proper planning. 

Enter modularity — the doctor’s labeling prescription for high-blood pressure and adaptability.

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The Instinct of Simplicity ﹘ Benefits of User Friendly Labeling

Remember the ‘80s, when you practically needed a PhD in computer science to program a VCR?

Hindsight’s 20/20. How many  Monday night football games did you miss videotaping because it was just too complicated?  Over-engineering can be a big problem. Don’t make the same mistake with your labeling systems. Avoid outdated labeling designs

A well-engineered machine should solve headaches — not exacerbate stress. Keep the design for your labeler simple and user-friendly. Make it too complicated, and YOU’LL MISS OUT on a seamless, pain-free labeling experience.

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A Visit from Congressman Bill Johnson: US Rep. Tours CTM Labeling

Boom times can be challenging. You need to schedule vendor supply orders yesterday. Keeping in front of lead times can feel like you’re trying to outrun a locomotive.

 

It’s a nice problem to have. Thanks to the booming economy, we’re having one of the best years in the history of CTM Labeling Systems. Fact is — times are so good it can be a challenge to keep up.

 

In fact, it seems as if the entire country faces this same wonderful problem business is flourishing and it’s hard to stay ahead of demand. Last September, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent, the lowest it’s ever been since 1969.

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Dollars to Donuts: 5 Ways to Save Through Better Labeling

If done wisely, an investment in a labeling system can be highly satisfying. It can feel every bit as gratifying as that crisp Ben Franklin in your billfold, mouthwatering like the chocolate in the center of a Krispy Kreme. Its increased efficiency, consistency, and throughput can be translated into real dollars and cents. You can take it to the bank, wash it down with coffee, toss it in the middle of the table at a boardroom meeting. Everyone loves you for it.

Here are 5 ways to save and earn more value from your labeling systems.

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