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4 Best Practices to Speed up your Food Product Development

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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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What is the innovation cycle?

The innovation cycle, a process to be managed throughout the product lifespan

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The way innovation operates has changed rapidly over the last twenty years, pushed by technological advances. The very concept of innovation has also fundamentally changed. Modern innovation is no longer just a matter of assigning some internal resources to manufacturing products offering some kind of differentiation. A large number of external factors are now added into the mix.

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LCA, Lifecycle Assessment, provides precious info on food products

Food and Beverage Product LCA – Lifecycle Assessment

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In these days of heightened concerns over environmental matters, product life-cycle assessment (LCA) plays a crucial role not only in businesses’ technology choices, but also in their long-term strategies. In addition to products of great nutritional value, consumers today expect higher ethical production standards from manufacturers. LCA means agri-food businesses are better placed to reconcile production performance and environmental friendliness.

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Eco design : Fine particles emissions

Eco design : The challenge of reducing fine particles emissions

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Fine particles, such as carbon black, are small, suspended particles of less than 2.5 microns diameter. They can be of natural origin (e.g. volcanic eruptions) and anthropogenic, especially from industrial processes and fuels. Their effects can be severe on human health, ranging from aging skin to impaired lung function. Concrete actions towards their reduction are necessary and will quickly bear fruit and could slow climate change in the short term.

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Global product management and international strategy

Global product management should not drag your international strategy

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if handled poorly, the transition to international markets can lead to more damages than benefits. There are of course numerous critical aspects (human resources, supply chain, logistics, administrative procedures, etc.) to consider, but we will talk here about what we know best: how a PLM solution helps you build a consolidated global product management.

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Sustainability and water

Responsible consumption of water in product development

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In a previous article, we explained why sustainability is important and presented 5 topics on which companies can still act. Today, we will explore the first one: water. As a matter of fact, it is a key element of formulation and production of product in Food & Beverage and Cosmetic industries.

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Premium consumer packaged goods product development

Premiumization of CPG and the impact on product development

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Premium product segments outpacing total category sales in CPG markets shows that consumers’ aspirations and priorities are shifting. And at a time when brand strategy is inseparable from product information, providing transparency to consumers is the minimum thing to do to gain their trust and loyalty.

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