Building transparency into lab activities and creating stronger connections between the development of experimental data choices and final product outcomes can be tough. Product lab trials are fiercely protected-—and frequently isolated from the rest of the product lifecycle.
Managing cost-effective and competitive product lifecycle is becoming more and more challenging when valuable product data is spread out between systems, formats and departments.
Process-based manufacturers are starting to swap their Excel spreadsheets for digital PLM tools that facilitate data management, product portfolio management, formulation and supplier collaboration in one cohesive, digital system.
Accounting for labeling requirements from the start of formula development helps maintain proper formatting and ensures that all necessary ingredient data is easily and accurately shared from trial documentation and product formulation into label specifications.
In order to make informed decisions, users across the product life cycle must be able to understand how formula modifications have changed over time throughout testing, versioning and production. However, collecting and comparing product data as it changes and passes between working groups is an extremely manual process and difficult to do when versions aren’t tracked or stored in the same system.