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Packaging Dangerous Goods? Here’s Our Top 5 Tips for Success.

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A few years back, Amazon was slapped with a major fine ($872,000, to be exact) for violating shipping standards for hazardous materials.  The price tag is shocking, but not as shocking as the level of danger those violations could cause.  After all, when packaging dangerous goods, noncompliance can harm more than just your business. In…

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Navigating the “Fuzzy” Front End of Product Innovation

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One of the greatest inhibitors to product development is the inability to capture and track ideas.  Thomas Edison said it himself, “The lightbulb is an invention with 1,000 steps.” During the early stages of product development, Edison tried 1,000 different ideas before finding one that worked.  But this shouldn’t mean it takes 1,000 steps to…

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How to Compete Globally with Master Data Management for Supply Chains

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Supply chain agility has never been a greater focus than right now. For many retailers, distributors, and manufacturers, the global pandemic has served as one of the most important lessons in demonstrating the need for flexibility, transparency, and the ability to shift quickly in response to changing markets.  There isn’t a manufacturer or company that…

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Expectations of Food Traceability Increase as FDA Releases New FSMA Rule

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As the FDA further refines the Food Safety Blueprint released earlier this year, more detailed rules and regulations have emerged. At the end of September, the FDA proposed a new rule that increases traceability of “high-risk” foods, i.e. foods that easily spoil or have allergens. The new rule is both a part of the New…

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PMMI Names Specright’s Katie Exum as Rising Star in Packaging

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Irvine, CA September 12, 2020 — Specright’s Katie Exum received the On the Rise Award from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The On the Rise Awards honor individuals who are emerging leaders. According to PMMI, recipients show dedication to their company and to the processing and packaging industry through a commitment to learning and…

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What is supply chain traceability?

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What is supply chain traceability?  The best part of my job is getting to talk to prospective customers.  And I’ve noticed a trend.  Many are trying to achieve supply chain traceability but aren’t sure where to start.  They throw out phrases like “farm to fork” but don’t have a roadmap for how to get there.…

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Matthew Wright Nominated for Best Small Technology Company CEO

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Irvine, CA August 19, 2020 — Specright’s Matthew Wright was announced as a finalist for the Best Small Technology Company CEO, in Octane’s High Tech Awards series.  “It’s a huge honor to be considered for this award,” said Wright. “To me, this is a reflection of the entire team and the culture we’ve built.” Before…

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Go Beyond PLM & BOMs: Why Specifications are Key to Ensuring Quality

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools have been leveraged by companies in industries ranging from CPG to medical devices for decades. However, their longevity doesn’t mean these solutions aren’t without significant flaws.  PLM was initially designed to address a wide range of issues and factors, with quality being among them. But since PLM solutions aren’t designed…

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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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4 Ways a Granular View of Specification Data Spurs Product Development

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What’s involved in an effective product development plan? Companies may be surprised to learn that success in this area often has more to do with their people and processes just as much as their technology.  Whether you’re developing a new type of drink, snack, or household gadget, product analytics matter. Intelligent use of data is…

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