What is Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, and why is it important for cosmetics manufacturers?

Posted by Selerant on Jul 2, 2019

The market wants what it wants. So, what are you going to do about it?

Product formulators in cosmetics companies are now more than ever overwhelmed by the influx of consumer and market-driven demands for new products.

From more sustainable packaging design to virtual makeup application experiences, consumers want and need more from cosmetics companies. They expect these demands to be met, and quickly.

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Topics: PLM, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Blog

How to Get Executive Leadership On Board with a PLM Initiative

Posted by Selerant on Jun 24, 2019

For product groups looking for more efficient way to manage the many phases of product development under one system, getting executive leadership on board with an enterprise PLM system is an important and often overlooked part of the project initiative process.

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Topics: PLM, Blog

How Today’s Beauty Brands Can Go Global: An Interview with Selerant’s Solution Management and Regulatory Specialists

Posted by Selerant on May 21, 2019

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At the NYSCC Suppliers' Day conference last week, Selerant unveiled the Devex Baseline Cosmetics platform, an out-of-the-box product development and regulatory solution for cosmetics manufacturers.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, PLM, regulatory compliance, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Cosmetics & Personal Care

The New Advisory Role of Regulatory Teams

Posted by Selerant on May 15, 2019


For manufacturers, regulatory compliance thresholds around material sets, nutrition, safety, QMS, procurement, and more are getting more stringent across global markets, as are the potential penalties for non-compliance.

Many countries have already implemented and enforced sugar and salt taxes. The list of "banned' ingredients varies from country to country, leading to a complex web of regulatory standards that internal processes must be able to quickly adjust to. 

As such, the role of regulatory teams is starting to shift at mid-sized manufacturers. 

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, PLM, food and beverage, regulatory compliance, Product Formulation & Recipe Management

How to Use Your PLM System to Facilitate a Full Quality Management Program

Posted by Selerant on May 9, 2019

At food and beverage brands, Quality groups and Product Development teams have traditionally managed two separate but interconnected work streams for ensuring product integrity.

In our previous post, we outlined why using only a QMS system to manage all of the aspects of product quality actually makes it more difficult and less cost-effective for both groups to track both real-time and historical quality benchmarks

On both a functional and strategic level, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems can consolidate and integrate most, if not all, of the quality management aspects of product development in real-time.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, PLM, Supplier Relationship Management, food and beverage, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Specialty Chemicals, Blog