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, 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

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

Pre-Configured Ingredient Management with DevEX Baseline

Posted by Federico Fontanella on Sep 28, 2017

Customizing a PLM system to work for each unique business process involved in your product lifecycle can be time-consuming and expensive. The new DevEX Baseline offers 16 pre-configured business process templates for core steps in the product development process, from managing ingredients to developing formulas and finished product specifications for the Food & Beverage industry.

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Topics: Business Process Mapping, formula-based PLM, food and beverage, ingredient management, pre configured PLM, PLM template

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