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OMNI Systems To Supply All Thermal Labeling Needs Of Fastest Growing E-Commerce Site.

by OMNI SystemsMay 1, 2016 08:00

 

OMNI Systems, Inc., the leading provider of thermal labels, announced that it was recently awarded a new contract to supply all the thermal labeling requirements by one of the fastest growing e-commerce company. The client sells clothing, toys and home decor products throughout the world through its website.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Client will draw on OMNI's significant expertise in the Thermal labels arena to ensure smooth operations at all of its Distribution Centers. David Irwin, VP of Sales & Marketing said ," Expanding our presence in the e-commerce arena is critical as more and more people buy more online. OMNI's thermal labels play a key role in getting the products delivered, by using only top quality raw materials OMNI ensures that the labels work till the last barcode is scanned at the destination. The label are inexpensive by itself, but it becomes as valuable as the product it is carrying, therefore one can not cut corners and only use the highest quality thermal raw materials." 

OMNI Systems' is expanding its presence in e-commerce vertical by building on its partnership with the world's Largest On-line Retailer whom it has been supplying for over the last fifteen years. This will further facilitate OMNI's continued march to record growth & revenues.

Contact us today to see how OMNI can help improve your Operations while significantly cutting your label spend.

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Magazine Reports Why The Country's Biggest Meat Packer Buys Its Thermal Labels from OMNI Systems Since 2000.

by OMNI SystemsApril 1, 2016 08:00

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Large food processors that consume millions of thermal labels each month are turning to specialty converters that can deliver unique consignment and inventory management.

Although most food processors view labels as a commodity item, for large operations that consume millions of thermal labels per month, it is a prime operating expense.

With so much at stake, processors find themselves in a constant quest to find reliable label providers capable of delivering a quality product, consistently, and at the lowest possible price. For many, this means partnering with specialty converters thatcan pass on savings due to bulk purchasing power of thermal media direct from its source, in addition to unique consignment and inventory management options. 

Although this can be a tall order, sourcing a thermal label supplier that can deliver all of the above is said to be able to reduce annual labeling budgets by as much as 40%.

“You can run through a couple million thermal labels faster than you think,” says Russell Gayer, manager of printing services for a major U.S. meat processor. 

According to Gayer, Fortune 500 food processors can utilize hundreds of millions of labels per month.  Even comparably smaller operations of $200 million or more in annual revenue can have label budgets that exceed $250,000 a year. 

For meat and poultry, specifically, the information that appears on the label varies depending on whether or not it is a processed or prepared meat or poultry product, an unprocessed meat cut or a poultry product, and upon the type of package or container in which the product is packed and shipped.

However, most packages require multiple labels, including scale labels that list the price per pound, net weight, total price, when the item was packed, the sell-by date, safe handling instructions and often a bar code. Labels are also used to provide nutritional information or to promote a product as “great for the grill” or “keep frozen.”

Labels are also widely used on shipping or institutional containers to impart information mandated by regulators such as product type, handling statement, legend, establishment number, net weight, ingredients statement, signature line, nutrition facts and safe handling instructions.

Far from “blanks,” these labels often come pre-printed from the converter with store name, logos or other branding, as well as fixed information and defined spaces or boxes where variable data will be printed later by the processor. 

According to Gayer, the process of identifying a thermal label converter begins with an RFP to multiple suppliers, followed by careful vetting of each to determine the company’s stability and long-term viability. 

“Obviously price is the ticket to the dance,” says Gayer. “However, we follow up with a lot of questions, so we can learn about the company we are partnering with to determine if itcan deliver the goods consistently.”

For example, in 2000, Gayer contacted OMNI Systems Inc., Richmond Heights, Ohio, for a quote on scale labels in quantities that were in excess of 30 million per month. OMNI Systems, a privately owned label convertor, specializes in pre-printed and blank direct thermal and thermal transfer labels.

To start, he found the initial quote hard to believe. 

“When I got the pricing, I thought surely there was a mistake,” Gayer says. 

When he contacted the company to confirm the price, OMNI Systems explained that it had the purchasing power to procure quality raw materials at extremely low rates. In addition, it operates in a lean, modern, 24/7 operating environment, which results in the savings being passed on to the customer.

Price, though, is only one piece of the equation. Selecting an unreliable label company can lead to range of problems, including inconsistent or late deliveries, as well as raw material, adhesion or other print-related issues. 

“Any company can offer product at a good price, but in my opinion you measure a company by how they respond when something goes wrong,” says Gayer. “My experience with OMNI Systems is that in the past 15 years things, do not go wrong very often.” 

However, there was a time when the printing on the scale labels was not properly centered. OMNI Systems “stepped up to the plate and corrected it” immediately by shipping replacements even though it meant taking a $30,000 loss. 

When dealing with millions of thermal labels in rolls of varying diameters, another major concern for processors is inventory management. 

Once the supplier is approved at the corporate level, individual or regional processing plants can access the information and order using the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. 

However, leaving the task of inventory management to in-house staff can result in human error that can leave the processor high and dry.

For this reason, large thermal label converters often offer several vendor-managed inventory options to ensure that label stock is maintained to inventory minimums and replenished quickly from regional distribution centers. This type of program requires the label converter to maintain its own sizable inventory at specific minimums agreed upon with the customer.

“From a corporate point of view, we realize that with the volume of tens of millions of scale labels there has to be significant inventory at the supplier as well,” says Gayer. “So, we worked with them to identify an appropriate minimum/maximum inventory for them to keep based on past order history and projections.”   

For higher volumes, OMNI Systems offers a consignment option that allows the processor to store thermal transfer or direct thermal labels at their facility at established minimums, so stock is available at all times. The processor is not asked to pay for inventory until it has been pulled and reported. 

If required, OMNI Systems can also take control of the inventory process for the end user by tasking personnel to go to the processor’s site to complete inventory counts and ensure label supplies are maintained.

There are many advantages to this type of arrangement, including guaranteed product availability, less cash invested in labels sitting on a shelf and a cost savings by eliminating the need for overnight or expedited fees.

“There are companies that find [the consignment approach] to be very useful,” says Gayer. “Obviously, the advantage is you don’t have to pay for the labels until the point of usage, so I can see the financial advantages to doing business that way.”

OMNI Systems Announces Record Revenues for 2015

by OMNI SystemsJanuary 1, 2016 08:00

OMNI Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of thermal labels in North America, is pleased to announce that it has finished its fiscal year 2015 with record revenues. OMNI's sales have grown double digits in each of the 4 Quarters as compared to the preceding year.
 
"As 2015 comes to a close, we are ecstatic that all the hard work over the past year is demonstrated in our results," said David Irwin, OMNI's Vice President of Sales. "Not only has 2015 been the best sales year in our company's history, but our percentage growth year over year is also the highest. We saw increased market demand for our thermal labels and our proven ability to deliver customized labeling programs for all industries will continue our march in 2016 and beyond," continued Mr. Irwin.
 
OMNI Systems is spreading its dominance in supplying thermal labels to the Food Logistics industry to the Distribution, Retail and Manufacturing industries all the while setting new records for number of customers, renewal rates, geographical coverage, and revenues. OMNI has continually invested in new equipment and systems over the last few years to ensure OMNI can absorb this anticipated growth with ease. 
 
Contact OMNI today to see how we can provide you uncompromising Quality & Fulfillment at savings of 15-35% annually for your labeling requirements.
 
 

TOP US RETAILER AWARDS A LONG-TERM RENEWAL CONTRACT TO OMNI SYSTEMS.

by OMNI SystemsNovember 1, 2015 09:00

       OMNI Systems, Inc., the leader in thermal labels, announced today that one of the country's largest Retailers has renewed its OMNI Systems to supply all of its thermal labeling requirements. The Client is a leader in consumer electronics and distributes more than $40 Billion Dollars worth of products through 1000+ Retail stores. 

    The Client will continue to draw on OMNI Systems' expansive experience in Thermal Labeling arena to supply labels to every Distribution & Processing Center that the Client operates. David Irwin, VP of Sales said, “Our focus at OMNI Systems is in squarely building long-term relationships with all of its partners and this renewal is a testament to that. Instead of focusing on just the next order, we are focused on creating a win-win, mutually beneficial partnership for the long-term future. By supplying the HIGHEST QUALITY at the lowest prices, we're helping our clients get better control over this mission critical commodity."

   OMNI Systems' is a leader in Thermal labels that are used in industries such as Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution/Logistics, Healthcare, etc. in labeling applications such as Shipping, Bar-coding, Receiving, Product ID, Prescription Labeling, etc.

Contact OMNI today to see how we can help improve your Operations while significantly reducing your label spend.

OMNI SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES NEW MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT WITH TOP-3 US FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTOR

by OMNI SystemsAugust 1, 2015 08:00

OMNI Systems, Inc., the premier supplier of thermal labels, announced today that it has been awarded a renewal contract to supply all the thermal labeling requirements by one of the Top 3 US Foodservice Distributor.

The Client is a Fortune 500 company with more than 100 Distribution Centers worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, the Client will continue to receive OMNI's significant expertise in the Thermal labels market to ensure smooth operation at each of its DC's to facilitate smooth operations. Each year the Client ships hundreds of millions of boxes and OMNI's top-coated thermal labels ensure that these packages get to the right destination every time. 

“This renewal contract is a great example of what OMNI focuses on every day, which is to create a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with our clients," said David Irwin, OMNI Systems' VP of Sales. "We're not interested in just getting your next order, we're focused on ensuring that your requirements are taken care of every day for the foreseeable future."

OMNI services some of the world's largest companies and a majority of Food Logistics companies rely on OMNI Systems to ensure proper product delivery to consumers. This contract will further strengthen its position as the market leader for Thermal labels and will facilitate its continued march to record growth & revenues.

Contact OMNI today to see how we can help improve your operations while significantly lowering your label spend.

OMNI SYSTEMS, INC, ANNOUNCES LONG-TERM RENEWAL CONTRACT WITH TOP GLOBAL DISTRIBUTOR

by OMNI SystemsJuly 1, 2015 08:00

           OMNI Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of thermal labels in North America, announced today that it was recently awarded a long-term renewal contract to supply thermal labels to one of the Top Food and Beverage Distributors in the US, an international company with over 15,000 employees and close to $25 Billion in annual sales with operations in  North America, Europe, Central and South America, Asia Pacific, The Middle East, and Africa.

Dave Irwin, VP of Sales of OMNI Systems said, "OMNI is extremely pleased to extend our successful partnership, a renewal to us is more important than any industry awards that are out there because it further validates our successful business model of providing the HIGHEST QUALITY labels at the lowest prices. Our clients know that they can save hundreds of thousands of dollars without compromising on Quality or Fulfillment, and we will continue to deliver a superior value for years to come.”

With this development, OMNI further solidifies its hold on the Food Logistics industry. Under the supply terms, the Client will draw on OMNI's significant expertise in supplying highest quality top coated thermal labels to ensure smooth operations at its 125+ distribution facilities that ship close to a 1 BILLION cases of high-quality beer and food products a year.

This renewal further strengthens OMNI's position as the market leader for thermal labels and will facilitate its continued march to record growth & revenues.

Contact OMNI today to see how we can provide you uncompromising Quality & Fulfillment at savings of at least 20% annually.

OMNI Systems Awarded New Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Thermal Label Contract By Top US Specialty Retailer

by OMNI SystemsOctober 1, 2014 08:30

OMNI Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of thermal labels, announced that it was recently awarded a new contract to supply the thermal labeling requirements by one of the Top US Specialty Retailer. The client distributes consumer products through over 5000 stores globally generating over $6B USD in revenues annually.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Client will draw on OMNI's significant expertise in the Thermal labels arena to ensure smooth operations at each of its 13+ Distribution Operations for applications such as Shipping, Bar-coding, Product ID, etc. David Irwin, VP of Sales & Marketing said, "We're excited to add another US Retailer to our growing list of satisfied clients. The client was looking for a labeling solution that will conform to their unique operations and that will work equally well for each of its locations, OMNI exceeded these expectations and helped centralize the spend across the board and at the same time, offered fixed, long-term pricing. We look forward to creating another long-term partnership with this client"

OMNI Systems' is leveraging its position as the market leader for Direct Thermal labels in Food Manufacturing and Grocery Retail industries to expand further into the US Big Box Retail Arena. 

Contact OMNI today to see how they can help improve your operations while significantly lowering your label spend.