UL The Wercs upgrades Nazdar’s labeling capabilities providing efficiency and flexibility - Case study


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With four manufacturing facilities and 13 branch locations worldwide, Nazdar is the largest ink manufacturer in North America. In business nearly 90 years, the company offers the most comprehensive selection of inks available to the market from a single source. The company provides extensive regulatory compliance training to manufacturing associations and printers, making its industry presence unique.

Due to expanding regulatory compliance requirements, Nazdar had increasing MSDS, label and reporting responsibilities. With its dated legacy system and largely manual efforts, Nazdar saw room for growth. In 2008 the company began looking for a new MSDS system and particularly sought a solution that could address its extensive labeling challenges.

Nazdar experienced efficiency gaps within all aspects of regulatory compliance and wanted one system to handle everything regulatory related: MSDS, Labels, as well as supplemental documents. In order to increase user flexibility and reduce efforts from internal resources, the company was looking for a system that could:

  • Develop MSDS, labels and any other documents relating
  • to current regulations
  • Track federal, state, local and provincial laws
  • Fulfill regulatory reporting requirements
  • Develop guidelines for shipment of all products from Nazdar
  • Manage MSDS customer requests
  • Provide user control of MSDS formats
  • Eliminate the need for IT involvement

In the specific area of labeling, Nazdar cited challenges such as multiple label stocks, minimal control and flexibility, redundant systems and inefficient label creation process.

After reviewing several potential vendors, Nazdar partnered with UL The Wercs, purchasing its wide-ranging MSDS solution to address all compliance-related requirements. Attending the annual user group in 2008 allowed Nazdar’s Regulatory Compliance department to take a comprehensive look at how UL The Wercs users take advantage of the enterprise MSDS system. Particularly appealing to Nazdar was the LabelWERCS module’s Integrated Labeling Solution, because of its flexibility and ease of use. UL The Wercs’ trusted label stock partner provided live printer demonstrations, and it was clear that UL The Wercs’ unique label offering fit all of Nazdar’s complex needs.
UL The Wercs’ MSDS solution and LabelWERCS module have created significant efficiency in Nazdar’s Regulatory Compliance department. For its nearly 20,000 products, Nazdar has been able to produce consistent globally compliant documents using one robust solution, as opposed to multiple obsolete systems.

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