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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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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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4 Hidden Challenges in the Food and Beverage Supply Chain and How to Manage Them

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Today’s food and beverage supply chain is a critical piece of infrastructure, ensuring sustainability worldwide. Modern technology has been a key driver to support this ongoing operation, especially as the supply chain is evolving into more of a network rather than a linear model. Technology also plays an important role in helping companies reveal the…

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What is Green Procurement and How Can I Use It to Kickstart Sustainability Goals?

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A recent report from Bain and Co compared the COVID-19 pandemic to a dress rehearsal for climate change: the crisis has demonstrated a need to “build resilience to deal with low probability scenarios.” Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key focus for businesses across industries. Despite the effects of the pandemic, where businesses shifted from long-term…

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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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Supply Chain Management in the Booming Cannabis Industry

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The cannabis market going into 2021 has never been stronger. The industry is expected to climb to $73.6 billion in the U.S. alone by 2026, and its economic impact may hit $130 billion by 2024. But the industry’s boom can’t overshadow the many challenges for manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers. Regulatory compliance and legal requirements have…

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What the Rise in Private Label Means for Manufacturers

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Store brands have gotten quite the makeover in recent years, regarding both packaging and appearance, evidenced by consumer sentiment. Today, more than 65% of consumers believe that buying a private label store brand is a savvy alternative to a name brand. What’s more, a report from Thomas Net notes that private label sourcing activity has…

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