manufacturing

    SKU Proliferation is a Challenge - Specification Management Can Help

    SKU Rationalization: What Is It and How Is It Being Used?

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    The “build it and they will come” mentality is taking a negative toll on companies, particularly as they struggle to identify underperforming products and simplify their portfolio. In the past, SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) proliferation was a viable path to growth as companies focused on expanding their product offering to customers.  Now, as efficiency, sustainability,…

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    Specifications are an Important Part of the Industrial Internet of Things

    IIoT Prevents Downtime, Specifications Enable You to Fix Your Machines

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    In an ideal world, manufacturing machines would work perfectly around the clock without needing maintenance or repair. In the real world, every manufacturing facility leader knows that downtime for your machines is an inevitability.  One advancement that is poised to change maintenance schedules and patterns for the better is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).…

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    Why Specifications are the Foundation of a Smart Factory

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    Smart factories aren’t just the future of manufacturing — they’re also defining our present operations.  In 1913, Henry Ford revolutionized factories of his time with the first moving assembly line. Now, just over a century later, we’re on the brink of another major expansion and improvements in how products are developed, manufactured, and transported.  Manufacturers…

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    Go Beyond Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainability

    Accelerate Life Cycle Assessment with Specification Management Software

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    What is the total environmental impact of just one product or its package? How about all of the products you produce within a given year? Answering these questions can seem unfeasible, given the multiple factors that influence a product’s environmental impact. Many of these factors may not have crossed your mind, while others you are…

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    How Manufacturing Companies Can Enable Remote Work with Specright

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    Over the past few weeks, companies across the country have struggled to find ways to enable remote work while continuing day-to-day business operations as the COVID-19 outbreak, commonly known as the Coronvirus, has created unprecedented challenges in all areas of our personal and business lives.  In an attempt to limit the spread of the disease,…

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    Why Tribal Knowledge is the Biggest Threat to Manufacturing

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    There is a paradigm shift taking place in manufacturing companies: the baby boomer generation that made up a majority of the workforce is retiring. And when they retire, critical information, often referred to as “Tribal Knowledge,” goes with them, resulting in gaps of information at the companies they leave behind.  In the United States alone,…

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    5 Ways Specification Management Software Improves Supplier Collaboration

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    When you hear the term “Specification Data Management™ (SDM™) software,” what immediately comes to mind? You might simply think of product specifications. And that makes sense, since product and packaging specifications are foundational to an overall specification management solution. However, a comprehensive SDM system manages much more than just product specs. With the right SDM software,…

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    Brand Identity with Specright

    How Specification Management Software Protects Your Brand Identity

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    Building a strong brand identity is a process that requires research, time, money, and considerable effort. This makes sense, as brand identity dictates public perception and how current and potential customers feel about the values your company represents and the products and services it offers. In an increasingly global market, more companies are investing in…

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    Take Control of Your Packaging with Specification Management Software

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    As CPG companies are reviewing the previous year’s progress and planning for ways to improve in 2020, one area that often gets overlooked is the way they manage their packaging specifications. From dimensions to materials to suppliers and co-manufacturers, there are seemingly countless moving parts that go into creating each package for each product.  To…

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    Product LifeCycle Vs. SDM

    What’s the Difference between Product Lifecycle Management and Specification Data Management™?

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    Specification Data Management (SDM™) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) share similarities, but the two terms are far from interchangeable. By definition, PLM software is a repository of data used in the design and manufacturing process of a product throughout its lifecycle — development, rollout, growth, stability, and decline. The idea behind using PLM software is…

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