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, Cosmetics, Supplier Relationship Management, food and beverage, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Specialty Chemicals, Blog

Standardizing Internal Knowledge Sharing for Faster Product Globalization

Posted by Selerant on Apr 26, 2019

For food and beverage manufacturers, developing a brand once followed a predictable path. A local or regional brand would be distributed on a small scale and then, those product lines would be slowly globalized across new regions and markets.

Today, manufacturers don't need to wait for this kind of brand maturity model to launch products at mass scale. The rapid availability of goods internationally, combined with online selling, means that brands can launch new products globally from the very start.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, PLM, Product Portfolio Management, Specification Management, Supplier Relationship Management, food and beverage, regulatory compliance, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Product Data Management, Blog

Why Quality Management Software Might Actually Be Limiting Your Product Quality Assessments

Posted by Michael Frankel on Apr 23, 2019

For Quality Managers involved in the product development process, tracking and enforcing quality data across multiple manufacturing plants, dozens of brands and subsidiaries, hundreds of suppliers, and thousands of formulas is a formidable task.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, PLM, Product Data Management, Blog

How Maximum Consumer Awareness is Driving Minimalist Formulations for Cosmetics Brands

Posted by Selerant on Apr 17, 2019

More than ever before, modern cosmetics consumers are savvy about what ingredients they want to see in the cosmetics and beauty brands they use, down to the ingredient level.

The demand for green products that have minimal impact on the environment (both through the sourcing and manufacturing processes) as well as a minimal negative impact on health and wellness is drastically changing the type of ingredients consumers choose and expect to see on cosmetics labels.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, PLM, Cosmetics, Product Portfolio Management, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Blog

3 Ways Manufacturers Implement Flexible Data Management to Keep Up with Product Digitalization Trends

Posted by Selerant on Apr 11, 2019

 

From scanning item barcodes on their phone to automatically seeing suggested items in online shopping cards, today’s consumers want engaging, personalized digital experiences that offer on-demand product insight from food and beverage brands. In fact, a study from consulting firm RSM found that companies with digitally-transformed operations saw 18% higher gross margins than their competitors.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, PLM, food and beverage, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Product Data Management, Blog

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