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Specification management

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…

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An Event Chair’s Perspective: The Specification Management Summit

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A few months ago, when I was approached by Specright to Chair the first Specification Management Summit, I was shocked. “Why me?” “What does it mean to even be a Chair?” “What is the commitment?” These were just a few of the questions that ran through my head as I weighed whether I would say…

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My 3 Takeaways from the first Specification Management Summit

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This post was originally published on LinkedIn.  The first Specification Management Summit is in the books! After taking some time to reflect on the event and all the presentations from so many amazing speakers, I wanted to share my top three takeaways. Specification Management Has Reached the C-Suite I’ve been talking about the importance of…

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Data Innovation and Thought Leadership Take Center Stage at the First Specification Management Summit

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What a week it has been! We hosted the first Specification Management Summit at the brand new Thompson Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. It was three days packed with content ranging from customers taking a spec-first approach to their data strategy, industry trends like sustainability and supply chain digitization, product demos, and exciting announcements.  As…

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Manufacturing

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…

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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…

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Achieve True Version Control with Specification Management Software

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a product from 20 years ago that exists in the exact same form today. Advancements, technology and trends all play a role for product changes and improvements. Even the most successful food and beverage products find themselves undergoing formula changes, new packaging and artwork, and adjustments to portion and package…

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Reducing Regulatory Risk in the Cosmetic Industry with Product Specification Management

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The cosmetics industry often comes under fire from consumers since products do not need FDA approval before entering the market.  However, that doesn’t mean cosmetics aren’t strictly regulated.  There are a number of cosmetics regulations companies are required to follow. What’s more, companies still have an ethical and legal responsibility to properly label their products…

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3 Things to Know About the FDA’s New Food Safety Blueprint for Traceability and Recall Prevention

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Although supply chain technology has helped regulate business activities, foodborne illnesses still wreak havoc on millions of consumers every year. In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law to further regulate the way food is grown, harvested, and processed, in effort to shift from a reaction to a prevention model. However, from 2013…

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3 Best Practices for Writing Technical Specifications

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Specifications are the contract all stakeholders agree to when creating a new product, and getting them right is vital to a successful project.  Traditional specification management processes aren’t designed for the constant change and evolution of the marketplace. But how do you achieve better version control, streamline communication, and get your customers the products they…

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