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The Edible Future of Packaging
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It’s 2019. You’re a packaging engineer at a food manufacturing company. Your company is about to release a new single-serving snack for on-the-go athletes. You are finalizing the specification for the film and see that the substrate says polyethylene. You change the substrate to casein and mark the specification as “approved”. Now rewind three years.…

How Packaging Audits Can Identify Risks to your Business
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How Packaging Audits Can Identify Risks to your Business Packaging is a very dynamic, ever changing part of business.  In most cases packaging serves many capacities: promoting the brand, protecting the product/brand, maintaining order throughout transit, and serving as a storage vessel for the end user.  A packaging failure at any point can be catastrophic.…

Why Specification Data Management is Better at Managing Packaging Specs than a PLM or ERP solution
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Research has shown that 25% of companies don’t use any type of software solution to manage their packaging specs; 50% have a system that they don’t use because it’s too difficult or is not optimized for managing packaging specs; and 25% have a solution they use but are looking for something better suited to their…

Best Practices for Quality Specifications
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Best Practices for Quality Packaging Specifications The business world is full of “best practices”. A company adopts a best practice because that particular method has proven to lead to a superior result. And the goal in business is to be superior to your competitors, right? An area that has been lacking in best practices is…

3 ways packaging audits improve quality and minimize returns
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3 Ways Packaging Audits Improve Quality and Minimize Returns Taking a proactive approach to routine, scheduled packaging audits can improve the quality of your packaging and keep your specs compliant, which in turn, can minimize product recalls due to faulty packaging or improper labels.  We’ll look at 3 specific ways that audits can help. Specright’s…

Specright solves data access problems with fantastic search
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Is finding packaging specs a treasure hunt? Have you ever created a new spec instead of spending all that time searching for an existing item? Specright can help make that a thing of the past with Searchability. Watch a quick demo video on Specright’s Search Tools. You expect instant answers when you’re searching. Specright solves…

Hit or Miss: How Package Design Can Impact Your Company Performance
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In the past few years, recent innovations in consumer package design have brought success to bold companies that made the decision to implement them. Everything from aesthetic appeal to sustainability has been taken into account, and successful implementation has brought tangible rewards for such companies in their respective industries. For example, the cosmetic company Pangea…

Reducing SKU duplication fast and easy
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Has product development or marketing ever asked you for a package for a new product and you create it from scratch, only to find hours later that you previously had created the exact same package? Ugh. Within packaging departments, this is a common and inefficient exercise of recreating the wheel. SKU proliferation caused by retailer…

Taming SKUzilla in the Cosmetics Industry
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According to a report by Markets and Markets, the global color cosmetics market, stood at USD 57.4 Billion in 2014 and it is expected to reach USD 77.7 Billion in 2020.  Cosmetics companies are jumping on the bandwagon as powerhouse companies such as Estée Lauder, LVMH, CoverGirl and Shiseido announce new product lines targeted at…

Can your company take a hit of over $100m in lost sales due to an FDA recall? No? Read this…
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Every month, dozens of food products are recalled in the US. A quick scan of the FDA website provides anyone with an overview of headlines to read: Whole Foods Market Recalls Mislabeled Asparagus, Pea and Ricotta Salad Due to Undeclared Allergen, The Caramel Factory, LLC Issues An Allergy Alert, or Let’s Talk Health, Inc. Issues…