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Specright Awards First Annual Scholarship for Packaging Students
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Irvine, CA, April 13, 2021 — Specright awarded its first annual scholarship to four packaging students, two from Michigan State University, one from UW Stout, and one from Rutgers University. The scholarship recognizes students who understand the importance of Specification Management in packaging. “Given the importance of packaging, we want to help future generations of…

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Why Your Tech Stack Needs an Upgrade: The ROI of Specification Management
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Specification management is paving the way for end-to-end digital supply chain management.  And not a moment too soon – the world is demanding supply chains to be dynamic, flexible, and able to respond in real time, but most current methods of managing the supply chain can’t keep up.  And we get it – when it…

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A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Create a High Quality Manufacturing Specification
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In manufacturing, there’s a lot of moving parts (literally). And in a manufacturing role, there’s a lot to manage – your customers and their own complex supply chains, making sure your machines stay running, and tons of specifications. That’s why we created a step-by-step guide for creating manufacturing specs. What’s a Manufacturing Specification? First things…

How to Create Effective Specifications for Products and Packaging
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Here at Specright, we talk about specs A LOT.  Specifications include the data and instructions to create consistent products and packaging. This includes data points such as formulas, raw materials, packaging, ingredients, and so on.  And the growing complexity of products as a result of eCommerce, consumer preferences, sustainability goals, and globalization has resulted in…

Cut Private Label Supply Chain Costs with Master Data Management
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Holding onto older legacy systems as a cost-cutting strategy can often do more harm than good. Retail consultancy S4RB found that just a 10% loss in productivity from not having proper systems in place could cost as much as $5 million annually. The shortcomings of traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in supply chain master data…

4 Hidden Challenges in the Food and Beverage Supply Chain and How to Manage Them
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Today’s food and beverage supply chain is a critical piece of infrastructure, ensuring sustainability worldwide. Modern technology has been a key driver to support this ongoing operation, especially as the supply chain is evolving into more of a network rather than a linear model. Technology also plays an important role in helping companies reveal the…

3 Reasons to Stop Using Excel to Manage Your Specifications
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Specifications haven’t gotten the attention they deserve.  While there are a lot of data management systems out there, only a few can really manage your specifications. Today, most professionals are resorting to unconventional spec management systems, such as email, PDFs, over-configured ERP systems, and in spreadsheets like Excel. While spreadsheets are great for a lot…

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Specright Appoints Jim Borri to Lead Global Sales
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Irvine, CA, March 1, 2021 — Specright, Inc., the leader in Specification Management software, announced today the addition of Jim Borri as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Specright’s platform enables companies to manage critical supply chain data such as packaging, product, and raw material specifications and easily collaborate with suppliers.  Borri brings more than…

Using Specs to Drive Top-line Growth in Food and Beverage
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The Industrial Internet of Things, or Industry 4.0, is poised to revolutionize the food and beverage industry along the entire supply chain. Manufacturers that embrace new technologies, processes, and efficiencies pass along the benefits to upstream and downstream suppliers, partners, and buyers. These benefits can take the form of improved transparency, streamlined communications, and faster…

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What is Green Procurement and How Can I Use It to Kickstart Sustainability Goals?
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A recent report from Bain and Co compared the COVID-19 pandemic to a dress rehearsal for climate change: the crisis has demonstrated a need to “build resilience to deal with low probability scenarios.” Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key focus for businesses across industries. Despite the effects of the pandemic, where businesses shifted from long-term…