Supply Chain

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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Is Your Supply Chain Smart and Sustainable?

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As technology gets smarter, so do all of the components, processes, and industries affected by it. The goal of adopting smart technology is to enable a better way to share information in real time to aid in collaboration. This often takes the form of automation and AI, but it can also include the unification of…

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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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5 Ways to Make Your Supply Chain Sustainable

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Aiming for a more sustainable supply chain is an important piece to doing business ethically. But many companies find it’s hard to put sustainability into practice, especially in a way that doesn’t sacrifice speed, quality, or cost savings.  However, the pressure from vendors, partners, consumers, and stakeholders continues to mount when it comes to pushing…

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Supply Chain Digitization High on the List for Organization Leaders Today

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Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s never been a greater need to instill confidence in partners, vendors, and end-users through increased visibility via supply chain digitization.  Business leaders are looking to solve these challenges using technology that digitizes practices and processes. In return, this adoption not…

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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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How to Achieve Supply Chain Visibility in Volatile Times

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If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that supply chain visibility is a necessity, not a luxury. Panic buying and shifting consumer needs and habits have revealed tons of flaws and inefficiencies throughout the supply chain, leaving retailers and suppliers struggling to respond quickly and continue catering to their customers. The pandemic has…

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How Supplier Collaboration Leads to Better Packaging Development

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Can the supply chain succeed without strong collaboration? Many businesses that have successfully united all aspects of their supply chain while achieving a sum greater than its parts would argue that collaboration is a must. Collaboration is an opportunity to align your company’s suppliers with its core mission and objectives, ensuring that each moving part…

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Specright Announces Blockchain Network to Digitize Supply Chains

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Irvine, CA, June 26, 2020 — Specright, the pioneer in Specification Management software, today announced the introduction of its new Blockchain Network — the first application of its kind to effectively pass critical DNA-level supply chain data back and forth between brands and their suppliers. “This is going to transform how brands, suppliers and retailers…

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Go Beyond PLM and BOM to Specification Data

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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