RFID Product Traceability

Smart Packaging

RFID Product Traceability

RFID, or radio frequency identification, is a powerful technology that is revolutionizing supply chain management. RFID-enabled products can be encoded with a wealth of information about their origin, lot number, expiry date, and other pertinent data. This information can be stored on an RFID chip embedded in the product, which can be read using a specialized RFID reader.

One of the key advantages of RFID technology is that it enables full traceability throughout the supply chain. As an RFID-enabled product moves through the supply chain, new data can be stored locally on the chip or in the cloud, giving stakeholders real-time visibility into the product’s location, status, and other important information. This allows supply chain managers to identify potential bottlenecks, optimize their processes, and ensure that products are delivered to their destination on time and in optimal condition.

Overview of Smart Packaging

CCL Healthcare is a leading provider of smart labels and packaging solutions that help brands connect with their consumers in meaningful ways. With smart packaging, brands can provide consumers with a digital experience that traditional packaging simply can’t offer. This technology has the ability to transform the packaging landscape, providing a range of benefits to consumers and patients alike.

One of the most significant benefits of smart packaging is its ability to provide authentication and tamper-evident features. This ensures that consumers can trust the products they purchase and use, and can be confident that they are receiving genuine goods. Additionally, smart packaging can provide medication adherence tracking, enabling patients to monitor and manage their medication schedules more effectively.

Smart packaging also has the potential to enhance the consumer experience in other ways. For example, brands can use smart packaging to offer product re-ordering, loyalty programs, and rewards, incentivizing consumers to stay loyal to their brand. Brands can also use smart packaging to deliver a range of rich multimedia experiences, including videos, gamification, and coupons.

Beyond enhancing the consumer experience, smart packaging can also help to capture critical data that can be used to promote healthy lifestyle changes and increase health outcomes. For example, smart packaging can be used to track health behaviors, medications, and other health-related metrics, enabling healthcare providers to identify trends and develop more effective interventions.

Smart packaging represents a significant opportunity for brands to engage with their consumers in more meaningful ways, and for healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes by leveraging the power of technology. With CCL Healthcare at the forefront of this revolution, brands and consumers alike can look forward to a brighter future of smart packaging solutions.

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CCL Healthcare is market leader custom cGMP printed packaging solutions. We offer the industries largest array of printed packaging and  functional secondary packaging products. The products shown on the website are only a small sampling of the formats, constructions, and configurations. To discuss your unique or custom packaging needs, please contact a packaging specialist.

Why use CCL Healthcare for Smart packaging

Since launching the first RFID label on a commercially available pharmaceutical product in the early 2000s, CCL Healthcare has remained at the forefront of developing innovative smart packaging solutions. Today, we offer fully integrated hardware and software solutions for IoT, RFID, NFC, and dual-frequency packaging. 

Smart Products healthcare labels from CCL are intelligent labels with enhanced features and functionality to communicate throughout the supply chain and to the end user. Features ensure consumer safety, brand security, and the ability to collect consumer data.

Features include: 

  • 2D Scan Codes: 2D Scan Codes are a low-cost solution for an interactive web connected label. Features include customizable URL’s, security codes, track & trace, and consumer intelligence.

  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): CCL integrates RFID tags into pressure sensitive labels and tags and is ideal for product authentication, access control, diversion control, payment automaton, inventory management, and data collection.

  • Scratch-Off with VDP (SMS): Scratch-Offs with variable data printing is the perfect solution to spur immediate sales and promotion to your products. Scratch-off construction is perfect for hiding variable data associated with your product, and can be used as a single hand-out piece or inside other vehicles.

  • Temperature Indicating Labels: When there is a need to determine if a product has been exposed to a temperature where it could be damaged, spoiled, or become ineffective, you want to know about it. A temperature excursion indicator can be built into the primary or secondary labels for products like this. The indicator gives a visual indication that a specified temperature has been exceeded within seconds.

  • Near Field Communication (NFC): Near Field Communication allows NFC enabled smartphones to tap NFC enabled packages to make a voice call, to launch a video, to launch a website, to reorder a purchase, to receive a text message, to open a document, and to keep track of medicine adherence.  

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