Six Questions to Ask Before You Purchase a PLM Solution

Posted by Selerant on Nov 30, 2019

A PLM system, implemented well, has the potential to significantly impact key performance indicators. It can help companies reduce time to market, improve product delivery and success rates, mitigate risk, improve margins, and boost productivity. However, choosing the right PLM provider requires smart teamwork and careful consideration. 

We interviewed our Senior Solution Consultant Dr. Keith Smallwood, who has been on both the client side and the provider side of PLM solutions, to draw out best practices for choosing the PLM solution most likely to deliver the success buyers want to see. Below are six questions buyers can ask to compare solutions and vendors, and pinpoint an ideal fit.

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Topics: PLM, Food & Beverage, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Specialty Chemicals

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

How to Take Data Governance from a Siloed Approach to a Systematic Process

Posted by Jenna Fu on Dec 18, 2018

 

From getting products to market and registered in multiple countries, to translating innovation requests into product launches and juggling the global costs of goods in a complex portfolio, process-based manufacturers aren’t just dealing with more data--they’re dealing with the need to have deeper connectivity between data systems. Implementing a comprehensive data governance plan across these initiatives can quickly turn into a trip to uncharted waters.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Product Data Management, Specialty Chemicals

[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Things to Know About Formula-Based PLM

Posted by Selerant on Nov 13, 2018

This content originally appeared in our User Conference Day 1 and User Conference Day 2 blog posts. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Product Portfolio Management, Specification Management, regulatory compliance, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Product Data Management, Specialty Chemicals

Electronic Lab Notebook: How Devex PLM Can Do It Better

Posted by Hollie Farrahi on Jul 10, 2018

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.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, regulatory compliance, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Product Data Management, Specialty Chemicals