Six Questions to Ask Before You Purchase a PLM Solution

Posted by Selerant on Nov 30, 2019

A PLM system, implemented well, has the potential to significantly impact key performance indicators. It can help companies reduce time to market, improve product delivery and success rates, mitigate risk, improve margins, and boost productivity. However, choosing the right PLM provider requires smart teamwork and careful consideration. 

We interviewed our Senior Solution Consultant Dr. Keith Smallwood, who has been on both the client side and the provider side of PLM solutions, to draw out best practices for choosing the PLM solution most likely to deliver the success buyers want to see. Below are six questions buyers can ask to compare solutions and vendors, and pinpoint an ideal fit.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Specialty Chemicals, Blog

How Millennials Are Driving Food & Beverage Producers to PLM

Posted by Selerant on Nov 25, 2019

When it comes to selling products to millennials, food quality management is an absolute imperative

As the largest segment of the global labor force, millennials are leading the charge in demanding comprehensive distribution of information. 

According to Selerant COO Sunil Thomas, “The level of information that consumers want has changed drastically. It’s not just ingredients on a label, they want to know that the product does not violate their principles or beliefs. If you say that your product is organic or sustainably sourced, can you prove it?”

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Blog

Disruptive Innovation for the F&B Industry

Posted by Selerant on Nov 21, 2019

Staying ahead of the consumer trends curve in the food and beverage industry requires intuitive innovations from research and development teams and the ability to swiftly pivot production.

A new product launch that aligns with trends, like smaller portion sizing, environmentally conscience sourcing, organic and plant-based foods that add authentic value to consumer’s lives can offset the value declines that occur as formulations run their course and come to the end of their lifecycle. This strategy also applies to disruptions that occur when consumers make more educated product choices.  

When it comes to food and beverage manufacturing, there are two basic types of innovation, and understanding the difference is key for the success of both the process and new product development. 

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Blog

3 Food Industry Trends with the Power to Reshape Public Health

Posted by Selerant on Oct 4, 2019

This content was first presented by Barbara Ruhs, MD, RD during Selerant's 2018 User Conference keynote.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Blog

3-Step Method to Business Process Re-Engineering for Food Manufacturers (Including Examples)

Posted by Selerant on Aug 20, 2019

This topic first appeared in a presentation from our Director of PPM, Paul Cegles at our 2018 User Conference.

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Topics: PLM, Product Portfolio Management, Blog