The best way to understand the benefits of a PLM is to see a successful example of how they help manage regulations and multiple languages.
Take the example of a family business specializing in the manufacture of syrups and juices. This industry has rapidly expanded its international presence and now distributes its syrups and juices across more than 150 countries. 75% of its sales take place outside of France now.
This brand has always been based on a strong strategic innovation. With a highly developed product catalog, adapted to each country according to local tastes and needs. With many new products put on the market each year and the management of references and all the information relating to each product it quickly became a large problem to manage.On the other hand, the group with a strong international presence must face the challenges of multi-regulation and multi-language. Indeed, this company must manage its products in 76 different languages and nearly 6 different regulatory systems.
On the other hand, this group with a strong international presence must face the challenges of multi-regulation and multi-language. Indeed, this company must manage its products in 76 different languages and nearly 6 different regulatory systems.
The main requirements were, therefore:
- Optimize product portfolio management,
- Integrate regulations in the most advanced stages to accompany the international launch,
- Follow country-specific regulations to have appropriate variants,
- Collaborate easily within a single repository and in a multi-company context.
This manufacturer uses a PLM solution to:
- Collaborate effectively with project teams, suppliers and partners around the world,
- Generate documentation in several languages (specifications, product sheets, labeling, etc.),
- Mastering country-specific regulations,
- Accelerate multinational exchanges with localized and up-to-date real-time data.
This is one example of many of how PLM has helped expanding companies internationalize and adapt to all the countries it tries to reach.
For more examples on how PLM helps manage regulations and languages, visit the Lascom company page here