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Dairy sector and PLM

Case Study: How to optimize the cycle of innovation and production in the dairy sector?

By | Formulation and Recipe Management | No Comments

Let’s take the example of the French industrial specializing in desserts grouped under the name “Yoghurt”. In this industry, there are many ingredients for a product, and there is, therefore, a lot of information necessary for R&D to be calculated such as for example nutritional value and the cost which is why a PLM solution is essential to keep everything clear and on track.

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Safety Data Sheet: What you Need to Know

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations | No Comments

Safety Data Sheets (SDS), also known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), contain information on potential health hazards associated with exposure to chemicals or other substances that are Potentially hazardous.

The Safety Data Sheet specifies the composition of a chemical (substance or mixture), identifies hazards, recommends preventive measures (collective and individual) and first aid. In other words, it is a crucial piece of documentation for the health and well-being of consumers.

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4 Best Practices to Speed up your Food Product Development

By | New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

Streamlining your product development process is essential to ensure that your deadlines are respected and your products hit the shelves on time. It is also important to create a smooth process as it can make the difference between the success and failure of your products. As a Food and Beverage professional, you need to implement the best practices that will considerably improve your product development, hence, minimizing the possibility of product failure.

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Business risks in product recalls

By | Cosmetic and Food Software | No Comments

Traceability is complex and challenging. Everyday, product recalls occur due to quality and sanitary issues.

A product recall is damaging for a company as well regarding its brand image as consumers' confidence in its products. Product recalls are also expensive operations; considering both direct impacted losses and future indirect losses. When a sanitary alert or quality default has been identified, short term actions are crucial. Knowledge of the recalled products is very important. Being aware of the products origins, the batch number, the stock location, and the distribution channel used are key elements when a recall appears. A clear accurate and up to date traceability process is a way to reduce quality problems and better manage a recall.

This graphic shows the risks and impacts companies are most afraid of when recalls occur:

 

risks and impacts in products recalls

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Expand product shelf-life and inform consumers with “smart” packaging

By | Labeling and Packaging Management | No Comments

In the food industry, packaging has always been a very important part of the product. It's primary function is to contain and protect food therein, ease storage and transportation and also to communicate and market the product.

With new regulation, packaging must also clearly indicate quality and composition requirements such as ingredients list, allergens and certifications attached to the product, depending on local, national and global regulatory requirements.

Economic downturn and harsh competition make food manufacturers focus on innovation. R&D teams are always thinking of new formula, new concept, new size etc. Innovation is the best way to differentiate, keep margins high and expand market shares. Product innovation is also about packaging.

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Why improving collaboration with suppliers is so important?

By | Supplier Relationship Management | No Comments

To overcome today’s challenges, smart retailers are taking a more focused look at collaborating with their supplier, seeing them as partners. A successful retailer-supplier collaboration can help smooth pressures along the product lifecycle. A strong partnership brings products to market faster, reduce costs, increase sales and market share, while maximizing ROI for both parties.

Main reasons to improve collaboration are:

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