Packaging Industry

Supply Chain Lingo: What’s the Difference Between Contract Manufacturing and Private Label?

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So you’re ready to make a new product. A key consideration during the ideation phase is how you plan to make it – especially if you’re not an in-house manufacturing company and need outsourcing. Production is critical, since it shapes the amount of control, customization, and planning that goes into your new product.  The good…

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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…

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Managing Regulatory Risks in the Dangerous Goods Industry

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The hazardous products industry has one major advantage: Because of the dangerous nature of the goods and the complex regulatory requirements that come with them, competition is often limited. Only the true best of the best can make it past the myriad of compliance hurdles. Unfortunately, this same advantage can also be considered one of…

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Specright Announces Partnership with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)

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Irvine, CA (February 1, 2021) Specright, the leader in Specification Management software, announced today that it is now an Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Gold Partner.  Integral to this partnership, Specright will work with IoPP to educate their members on effectively using Specification Management software to not only manage specs, but drive critical business initiatives…

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Regulatory Challenges in Pharmaceutical Packaging and How to Address Them

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The pharmaceutical industry doesn’t allow room for error.  This is the case not just for product quality, but also how products are packaged and labeled. Packaging is highly regulated around the world to ensure products are safe from contamination and tampering, as well as to ensure critical information related to dosage, usage, manufacturing, expirations, and…

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Regulatory Challenges in Packaging: Meeting the Needs of Food and Beverage Manufacturers

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The food and beverage industry is heavily scrutinized by the FDA, not just in terms of the ingredients you use but also in the way your products are packaged. Because packaging comes in direct contact with the product, food and beverage manufacturers have to follow strict requirements to ensure quality and safety for consumers.  Packaging…

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Why Retailers Need Product Data Management for Private Label Products

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The push for private label products is evidence of the current era of personalization. Personalization creates a level of exclusivity, something more than what can be found and purchased just anywhere. Retailers are taking note of consumer preferences for personalization, exclusivity, and value, and using it to their advantage by giving their own private label…

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SKU Proliferation is a Challenge - Specification Management Can Help

SKU Rationalization: What Is It and How Is It Being Used?

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The “build it and they will come” mentality is taking a negative toll on companies, particularly as they struggle to identify underperforming products and simplify their portfolio. In the past, SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) proliferation was a viable path to growth as companies focused on expanding their product offering to customers.  Now, as efficiency, sustainability,…

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Specright & ISTA Launch PackSight

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Irvine, CA, February 17, 2020 — Specright, Inc., the software company that pioneered Specification Data Management, today launched PackSight, a new online testing platform for ISTA test procedures, in partnership with the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). Testing is critical and ensures that packaging can withstand the stress of transit without damage to products, which…

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Take Control of Your Packaging with Specification Management Software

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As CPG companies are reviewing the previous year’s progress and planning for ways to improve in 2020, one area that often gets overlooked is the way they manage their packaging specifications. From dimensions to materials to suppliers and co-manufacturers, there are seemingly countless moving parts that go into creating each package for each product.  To…

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