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Customer Case Study: Streamlining Supplier Relationship Management with Selerant's SCP

Posted by Selerant on Mar 31, 2020

The complexity of modern supply chains makes managing supplier relationships with disparate, manual processes challenging. Selerant’s Supplier Collaboration Portal (SCP) replaces and standardizes those manual processes, creating a single, central database that stores, manages, and searches supplier data.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Supplier Relationship Management, Blog

Food and Beverage Giants Learn to Innovate Like Tech

Posted by Selerant on Mar 24, 2020

In the past decade the race to innovate changed entirely. As soon as the first smartphone hit the market, consumers flocked to the brands that could deliver the most powerful digital experience, even if it meant severing a lifelong customer relationship. The digital revolution motivated even 200-year-old financial institutions to transform their way of working. Companies had to learn how to out-innovate the competition – quickly – to survive. Those who held out too long went the way of Blockbuster Video.

This provoked business leaders to ask one confounding question – Why do some brands consistently produce groundbreaking ideas faster than others? 

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Product Portfolio Management, Product Formulation & Recipe Management

Customer Case Study: How PLM Replaces Inefficient, Manual Processes with a Single Source of Truth

Posted by Selerant on Mar 23, 2020

PLM streamlines operations by replacing wasteful manual processes with more efficient, standardized processes, and by replacing fragmentation with a single source of truth. At the 2019 Selerant User Conference, one project manager for a major global bakery shared the long list of manual processes previously handled by the use of Microsoft Excel and Word files which the company left behind in its transition to Devex PLM.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Case Study

Customer Case Study: 6 Lessons from a Senior Platform Manager on Consolidating PLMs

Posted by Selerant on Mar 16, 2020

When a certain Senior Platform Manager took the reins at a national nutrition brand in 2016, he likened his experience to playing Asteroids, the wildly popular video game that debuted in 1979.

“The system I inherited was our formulation development solution,” he said. Like in Asteroids, “there were bits and pieces flying around” in the many different releases of the many different systems being used.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Case Study

Customer Case Study: From Manual Calculations to PLM in Six Months

Posted by Selerant on Mar 9, 2020

At the 2019 Selerant User Conference, the Vice President of R&D, Innovation, and Consumer Affairs for a global food brand shared the company's journey from the kind of informational chaos that comes from organizational growth to the smooth control that resulted in their standardization of Devex PLM. The story starts in 2003 when the company began an impressive acquisition streak of at least one company each year.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Case Study