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Cosmetics and personal care : how PLM solution assists companies with daily challenges?

By | Cosmetic and Food Software | No Comments

To remain competitive, personal care and cosmetics professionals have to be extremely aware of new trends and boost their innovation processes. Reduced time to market, ineffective collaboration, out of date product information, lack of traceability are even worse in this market segment than in any other one.

To benefit from competitive advantages on the marketplace, more and more companies implement PLM suite to assist them in their products lifecycle and management processes. A PLM is a powerful tool to help companies with daily challenges.

Cosmetics and personal care

 

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Coconut mania

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coconut portfolio management

A few years ago coconut water became the must-drink beverage from London to NY, a new food star was born. As a result, market segment sales went from almost zero in 2004 to nearly $400m by 2013. Coconut water leads the coconut-based products market closely followed by coconut oil and many manufacturers are thinking of launching new products that include coconut in their formula.

 

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New trend: gluten-free products

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The demand for gluten-free foods is booming. Some consumers are affected by celiac disease, wheat allergy or are gluten-intolerant or gluten-sensitive, but a large majority of gluten-free products consumers are in perfect health.
Even naturally gluten-free foods benefit from this new trend. Lots of manufacturers tag or label their food “gluten-free” even if it did not contain any trace of gluten originally e.g. vegetable or fish
This infographic shows some facts about gluten-free food

gluten free trend

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Challenges for PLM in the food industry

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The following are few of the questions that professionals in the food industry or food service may ask when they do not have a PLM:

question without PLM

  • How to create a new recipe from an existing one?
  • How to generate ingredients lists in many languages?
  • How to track my products (including biological and geographical origins)?
  • How to be sure my labeling complies with current regulations (USDA, FDA, INCO)
  • How to better adapt to new regulations?
  • How to benefit from a global vision of my projects?
  • How to ease collaboration with my suppliers?
  • How to automatically calculate costs and risks while developing a new recipe?
  • How to generate versions?
  • What is the point of gathering information?

These questions are best answered by the use of a PLM.

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Improve growth and margins with PLM

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PLM (product lifecycle management) is a key element in business success. A study has shown that an effective management tool considerably helps business to not only better manage their product portfolio but also their global strategy. Having a single data repository and using it the right way helps top performing companies to improve growth and margins.

The infographic below explains the advantages of setting up a single data repository to better manage products ranges.

Improve growth and margins with PLM

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Bolthouse: efficiently manage new product development information

By | New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

Bolthouse and Lascom to better manage NPD informationBolthouse Farms reduces delays, eliminates re-keying, and enables enterprise-wide visibility with Lascom CPG Solution
“Our goal of a single, reliable, and secure source of product information that we can all tap into has been achieved. We're very happy with the support we received from Lascom to make this project a success”
Raj Gandhi, assistant controller operations accounting at Bolthouse Farms

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