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Partnering with Academia to Develop a Standard for Sustainability Reporting
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Katie Exum, Product Success Manager Danielle Goad, Strategic Program Manager With more and more companies feeling the pressure to produce sustainable packaging and products, the reality of how to track, optimize and report a variety of data is sinking in. And, honestly, most companies are not equipped to manage the multitude of regulations, standards, and…

A Mission to Reverse Climate Change through Food
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When I began working with Post Holdings, Inc., in January 2020, like many of us, I didn’t know the world was about to change dramatically. At the time, I thought it was risky enough trying to disrupt the snacking industry with breakthrough agriculture technology, then when COVID-19 hit, I thought we probably need to wait…

Specright’s Specification Data Management Platform Now Available on the SAP Store
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The partnership enables companies to marry supply chain and purchasing data to drive sustainability, accelerate product development and find ways to reduce costs. Tustin, CA – May 4, 2022 – Specright, the leader in Specification Management software, now has its platform listed on the SAP Store, as a complement to SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)…

Part 2: The Four Key Steps to Building Your Business Case
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In our first blog post of The Value of Taking a Spec-First Approach series, we covered why a compelling business case is important and what key components are typically included. Building on those topics in Part 2, we are going to take a look at the four key steps in crafting a rock-solid business case.…

This Earth Day, Let’s Imagine a World Without Waste
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As shared on LinkedIn. Every Earth Day, I’m reminded of my time spent living in New York City in the early 90s. I would sit on the lower west side and watch them take barges of trash out to the ocean to be dumped.  As a young packaging salesman, I knew some of those barges…

Getting Down To The Details: Four Steps To Tackling Sustainability
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Originally shared on Forbes.com There’s no doubt that sustainability is one of the biggest challenges of our generation. New and ever-changing regulations, sourced materials and consumer preferences demand sustainability. It’s no longer something that’s “nice” to do—it’s required. For years, companies have knowingly or unknowingly overlooked the impact they have when it comes to sustainability.…

Plant-Based Cheese without Compromise with Spencer Oberg, EVP GOOD PLANeT Foods
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In this episode of the Beyond the Shelf: Product & Packaging Podcast, Laura Foti spoke with Spencer Oberg, EVP of GOOD PLANeT Foods, about the state of the plant-based food, a product-first approach to sustainability, and why “flexitarian diet” is the new normal.    As Spencer Oberg put it, who doesn’t love cheese?  But just…

My Biggest Takeaway From ISTA Forum 2022
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Earlier this week, the Specright team and I attended ISTA Forum, one of the biggest events dedicated to transport packaging in the world. During Forum, packaging and supply chain experts from near and far come together to work on solving some of today’s biggest challenges, learn about industry best practices and latest trends, and shape…

The Countdown to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is Growing Urgent
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UPDATED JULY 1, 2022 — California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the United States most comprehensive paper and plastic EPR bill to date. The landmark legislation will create an EPR program for printed and plastic packaging, require certain reductions and eliminations in single-use plastic packaging, promote reuse and refill systems and implement eco-modulated fees and…

Part 1: Sure, A Business Case Sounds Great, But Why Do I Need One?
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Gone are the days where enterprise technology purchases are straightforward. Not only are there numerous vendors for any given software category, but often combinations of solutions from each category can provide the necessary functionality.  No purchase is single threaded; mix in competing priorities across departments, technical validation, limited budgets, and it becomes quite the uphill…