Quality, Regulatory & Compliance Management
Manage critical quality actions like SCARS and documentation such as COAs - all tied to specifications for unparalleled traceability and visibility across your supply chain.
Why Quality Professionals Need to Manage Specifications
Specifications are changing faster than ever as a result of evolving regulations, higher SKU counts to meet consumer needs, and the desire to be sustainable. It also means the standards that quality professionals must reference during verification and product sampling are often quickly out of date. The impact of referencing an outdated specification can mean a broken promise to consumers or worse, even result in a product recall.
With Specright’s Specification Management platform, quality and regulatory professionals have the live, digital specification at their fingertips and quickly take corrective actions when needed.
Hear how Soylent's Quality Manager is moving from reactive to proactive quality with Specright.
The State of Quality & Regulatory Management
As supply chains become more complex, it’s harder than ever to track quality and manage risk. The traditional way of logging issues in a Quality Management System is no longer enough. Quality professionals need to understand the root cause of quality issues - down to the specification level - and prevent them from occurring in the first place. And when they do, they need to quickly engage suppliers and partners to resolve them faster than ever. To meet these ever growing challenges, quality and regulatory management teams need to operate at the specification level. Download our eBook to understand the evolution of supply chain data and how professionals ranging from quality to procurement can leverage data to drive business outcomes.
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Move from a Reactive to Proactive Approach to Quality & Regulatory with Specright
Start by Establishing the Correct Specification
No more duplicating specs across manufacturing facilities or suppliers. With Specright’s Specification Data Management™ platform, manufacturers and suppliers can access a digital, up-to-date specification controlled by the brand and are automatically alerted when a new specification is available. Specifications can include process specifications, technical specifications, raw materials, ingredients, formulas, packaging and finished goods.
Having a digital, single source of truth for specifications prevents outdated products or packaging from being produced – and increases accountability across the supply chain. With everyone on the same page, you can rest assured that the right products are being made in the first place.
Link Specifications to Drive Intelligence
In Specright, specifications are linked together – this means no more duplication across products or brands. When specifications are linked in Specright, the platform’s intelligence prevents incompatible specs from being linked together. For example, a finished good with a certain allergen claim would not be able to be linked to a specification with that allergen. This is what we mean by proactive quality, as it prevents the wrong specifications from being associated with products in the first place.
Log Actions Like SCARs or Complaints to Specifications
Today, most quality professionals log COA’s, SCARs, or other actions in a stand-alone quality system. In Specright, quality users can quickly initiate any of these records and tie them to the corresponding specification or finished good.
By tying quality issues to the specification, sub-assembly, or finished-goods level, companies can pinpoint exactly what went wrong and make required changes to both address and prevent going forward.
The visibility and traceability of issues helps teams beyond quality. For example, procurement professionals need to know how to manage supplier relationships and enforce accountability. Packaging and new product development teams need to understand how products are performing so they can continue to innovate and improve upon them.
Manage Quality, Regulatory and Compliance Documentation
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), certificates of analysis (COAs), facility audits - the list goes on. Today, quality and regulatory professionals - and their suppliers and co-manufacturers - are having to manage an increasing number of documents. Furthermore, the need to have up-to-date and historical copies has made this task unmanageable with existing methods.
With Specright, you can keep track of suppliers and store and manage all relevant documentation tied to the specification level and easily roll it up to products. This creates unmatched visibility into your supply base. This means faster time-to-action when an issue is discovered: think three clicks instead of thirty phone calls to your supply base.
Track Quality at a Glance
With Specright, it’s easier than ever to keep a pulse on quality across your supply chain. Because quality issues are tied to specifications and suppliers, there are endless ways to report on quality. Our out of the box quality reports and dashboards make it easy for you to spend time analyzing data instead of hunting for it.
Why Specification Data Management™ is the Future of Supply Chain
In this eBook, we discuss the evolution of supply chain data and how professionals ranging from packaging to quality and procurement can leverage data to drive business outcomes.
Frequently Asked Questions
A quality management process helps to ensure an organization, product or service is consistent. It focuses not only on the deliverable, but on the means to achieve it. Quality management uses tools, like Specification Data Management, and processes to achieve consistent quality with DNA-level data.
Companies employ quality management to align with business goals and strategies to produce and provide a consistent products and services that meets customer needs, regulatory requirements and adds to an efficient production process. Specification Management can provide the granular-level data to help in this process.
A specification is a detailed, DNA-level description of the design and components/materials used to make something. Many stakeholders rely on the same data points and detailed requirement to ensure total quality throughout the supply chain. Granular-level data helps build relationships between various specifications to gain better insight into the root cause of quality issues and uncover optimization opportunities.
A quality control specification is the granular-level data for components and processes that provide structure to ensure an organization, product or service is consistent and is able to execute a repeatable process or produce a consistent product.