Food and Beverage Giants Learn to Innovate Like Tech

Posted by Selerant on Mar 24, 2020

In the past decade the race to innovate changed entirely. As soon as the first smartphone hit the market, consumers flocked to the brands that could deliver the most powerful digital experience, even if it meant severing a lifelong customer relationship. The digital revolution motivated even 200-year-old financial institutions to transform their way of working. Companies had to learn how to out-innovate the competition – quickly – to survive. Those who held out too long went the way of Blockbuster Video.

This provoked business leaders to ask one confounding question – Why do some brands consistently produce groundbreaking ideas faster than others? 

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Product Portfolio Management, Product Formulation & Recipe Management

Managing a Global Product Pricing Process with PLM: An Interview with Selerant COO Sunil Thomas

Posted by Selerant on Aug 12, 2019

Recently, we sat down with Sunil Thomas, Selerant COO, to discuss the major challenges food manufacturers face in managing product costing. In our previous post, he discussed how brands can use a global formulation strategy to achieve economies of scale and quickly and costly-effectively implement product changes in response to commodity prices and market demand.

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Topics: PLM, Food & Beverage, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Product Data Management

How to Set the Right Budget for Your PLM System

Posted by Selerant on Jul 10, 2019

Recently, we spoke with senior management among Selerant users about how they convinced their company leadership to greenlight an enterprise PLM project and software system.

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Topics: PLM, Product Portfolio Management, regulatory compliance, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Blog

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