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

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, 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

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

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