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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…

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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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The Latest in Specright: Product Release 8.0

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Release 8.0 is here, and we’re excited to share the new features and capabilities now available to Specright users.  We’ve added Data Auditing, a Clone From tool, a Related List view, and Custom Action Buttons. You asked, we listened; thanks to all of the user feedback that has helped shape Release 8.0. Specright Exchange: Data…

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New Research Highlights Specification Management Supply Chain Opportunities

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Today’s consumers are a unique breed, demanding more specialized products that cater to their tastes and needs as well as greater transparency into the products they buy. Although many companies have been quick to pivot to growing consumer expectations, the result has left a trail of fragmented data and proliferated SKUs that organizations struggle to…

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What is Specification Management Software?

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As companies look to digitize supply chains, Specification Management is filling an important gap in enterprise technology  Defining specification management For years, companies managed the data needed to make products in spreadsheets or legacy systems. But growing product portfolios and supply chain complexity made managing and sharing data using outdated methods unsustainable.  Unfortunately, legacy systems…

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Integrating Master Data and Production Data to Improve Operations

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Before the emergence of smart factories and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the division between master data and production data was commonplace and well-maintained. Keeping this data separate prevented the variation often found in production data from disrupting the uniformity needed in master data.  But that was when manufacturing was strictly tangible. Now, companies…

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