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Miller Electric – Appleton, WI
Problem: Serial number labels, rating labels and carton labels for manufactured goods were pre-printed and supplied as kits. Pre-printing led to a high percentage of obsolescence and wasted kits due to changes in production schedules. The pre-printed situation also led to poor customer satisfaction when expedited shipments were delayed due to the inability to receive the necessary pre-printed labels in a timely fashion.
Huzzard Solution Design: UL and CSA compliant serial number label with dynamic information are printed on-demand on each Miller Electric production line. The serial number labels are used in conjunction with Huzzard line-stocked static information rating labels and print on-demand carton labels.
The serial number labels and carton labels are generated at the same time from two different printers strategically located to help optimize the workflow process for applying the labels efficiently and accurately. The serial number format populates “buckets” of agency icons like UL and CSA per the attributes associated with the SKU being built. A barcode on the serial number also allows for the machine to be easily and accurately entered into the production stream after passing a verification process.
The carton label set is a multi-label design including two carton labels (one for each side of the carton) and a set of barcoded logistic labels. The carton labels are also populated with information reflecting the attributes of the SKU being built including the appropriate California Prop 65 information in multiple languages.
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Knowledgeable, resourceful and easy to do business with. After several weeks of testing appropriate label materials that would meet the harsh environment requirements a typical welder is subjected to, Huzzard moved into the design of each label format. Less than a year later, the first business unit was beta testing the new system. Within 12 months of the first beta site deployment, all 13 Miller Electric business units were utilizing the new system and continue to use it to this day.