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Product Specification – How to Guarantee The Accuracy of Your Specifications

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, Product Information Management | No Comments

During a product development, it is important to ensure that the specifications are accurate, from receiving the raw materials, through formulating a recipe to launching a new product. However, businesses face various challenges while trying to guarantee the accuracy of their finished product specifications. Indeed, they need to be extremely careful to use and generate the right specs at every stage of a product life cycle.

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Cosmetic Products Compliance : 6 Tips to Better Manage Business Processes

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, Cosmetic and Food Software | No Comments

Product compliance is one the main pain points when developing a new cosmetic. Regulations are evolving fast and it is getting more and more difficult to follow. With globalization, brands are commercializing their products worldwide, which makes the whole process even more complex. Each country, region and sometimes states implement their own rules that businesses must respect.

Regulatory surveillance is essential, to ensure products are compliant wherever they are sold in the world. It concerns every single part of the finished product: chemicals used for the formula, labeling, packaging, etc.

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Food Software – Which Solution to Facilitate Your Product Development?

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

During a product development, Food and Beverage companies face various internal and external challenges. From shorter time-to-market, through growing number of regulations and fast-evolving technologies to higher consumer expectations, every department faces its own challenges, ultimately impacting the whole product life cycle. Therefore, it is crucial to appropriately tackle those challenges to streamline and speed up a product launch. A dedicated solution is a PLM – food software – helping you simplify and smooth your product development.

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Optimize Packaging Management with a PLM Software

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, Labeling and Packaging Management | No Comments

Product packaging is a significant component of the new product development or renewal process. Brands use it as a way to create consumers’ demand, as it is the only way to inform and convince them about the product function and benefits. For customers, the packaging is important, as it gives them more information about the product and determines its quality level. Interest for creating appealing packaging have clearly increased over the years; however, with the fast-evolving technologies, such as smart, active or flexible packaging, and the increasing concern for sustainability,  it will become even more central.

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How to Comply With Food Labeling Requirements

By | Labeling and Packaging Management | No Comments

Properly managing product labels is crucial to streamline a product development. However, there are many food labeling requirements to take into consideration.
Ensuring label compliance requires the use of a great number of information and data often spread out between the different departments of a company. This leads to businesses having to perform time-consuming and error-prone manual tasks just to collect all the data. Existing solutions can help you streamline and […]

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Food Contact Materials

Food Contact Materials

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, Labeling and Packaging Management | No Comments

Food Contact Materials (FCMs) are materials that are already or are intended to be in contact with food and beverages. These materials’ molecules could migrate to the food during direct or indirect contact, and alter quality in food manufacturing. It concerns every step of the supply chain from production to serving, as a product can be in contact with various packaging, machinery and containers. FCMs include various types of materials, such as plastic, aluminum, coatings, and metal. As a result, many countries have implemented regulations to ensure food safety.

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cosmetic product specifications management

5 Tips to Better Manage your Cosmetic Product Specifications

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, New Product Development and Innovation, Product Information Management | No Comments

Every new product comes with its specification that defines its identity and characteristics for both internal and external use. Often, people expect it to be one document including all the needed information but it is more complex than that. The product specification is a dossier that gathers many documents and data from different stakeholders, both internal and external. The dossier is created and updated by all the company departments during the new product development process and for its entire lifecycle.

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3 Formulation Development Challenges and How To Face Them

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, Formulation and Recipe Management | No Comments

Formulation development is a critical step in any product development, however, it is a complex process and formulators face a great amount of challenges when developing a recipe. They have to take into consideration various requirements from different teams, from marketing, quality to regulatory affairs. It is also…

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6 essential steps in new product development

6 Essential Steps in New Cosmetic Product Development

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

In the growing industry of personal care and cosmetic, brands and manufacturers need to continuously create and innovate. The collection turnover is getting shorter due to seasonal constraints and fast-evolving consumers’ needs. To answer this changing demand, businesses must reduce their product time to market and costs while being innovative.

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Food Regulations: How to Facilitate Your Product Development in a Global Regulatory Environment

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, Labeling and Packaging Management, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

Food regulations are continually evolving with significant differences from one country to another, impacting each and every department of a company. In fact, those regulations impact every step of a product development, from R&D to marketing through procurement and quality. Non-conformity in product composition, labeling or claims can be both costly and damaging to a brand image.

To ensure an efficient product development with a fast go-to-market for targeted countries, it is essential to set up and follow regulatory frameworks to comply to local rules all along the product life cycle . It requires an international network of regulatory experts in order to share structured information, ensure data continuity from suppliers to consumers, and elaborate an efficient collaboration facilitated by optimized processes.

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