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    Best Practices for Quality Specifications
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    The business world is full of “best practices”. A company adopts a best practice because that particular method has proven to lead to a superior result. And the goal in business is to be superior to your competitors, right? An area that has been lacking in best practices is packaging- specifically the creation and management…

    3 ways packaging audits improve quality and minimize returns
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    Taking a proactive approach to routine, scheduled packaging audits can improve the quality of your packaging and keep your specs compliant, which in turn, can minimize product recalls due to faulty packaging or improper labels.  We’ll look at 3 specific ways that audits can help. Specright’s Quality Dashboard Using audits to improve quality Packaging specifications…

    Specright solves data access problems with fantastic search
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    Is finding packaging specs a treasure hunt? Have you ever created a new spec instead of spending all that time searching for an existing item? Specright can help make that a thing of the past with Searchability. Watch a quick demo video on Specright’s Search Tools. You expect instant answers when you’re searching. Specright solves…

    Hit or Miss: How Package Design Can Impact Your Company Performance
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    In the past few years, recent innovations in consumer package design have brought success to bold companies that made the decision to implement them. Everything from aesthetic appeal to sustainability has been taken into account, and successful implementation has brought tangible rewards for such companies in their respective industries. For example, the cosmetic company Pangea…

    Reducing SKU duplication fast and easy
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    Has product development or marketing ever asked you for a package for a new product and you create it from scratch, only to find hours later that you previously had created the exact same package? Ugh. Within packaging departments, this is a common and inefficient exercise of recreating the wheel. SKU proliferation caused by retailer…

    Taming SKUzilla in the Cosmetics Industry
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    According to a report by Markets and Markets, the global color cosmetics market, stood at USD 57.4 Billion in 2014 and it is expected to reach USD 77.7 Billion in 2020.  Cosmetics companies are jumping on the bandwagon as powerhouse companies such as Estée Lauder, LVMH, CoverGirl and Shiseido announce new product lines targeted at…

    Can your company take a hit of over $100m in lost sales due to an FDA recall? No? Read this…
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    Every month, dozens of food products are recalled in the US. A quick scan of the FDA website provides anyone with an overview of headlines to read: Whole Foods Market Recalls Mislabeled Asparagus, Pea and Ricotta Salad Due to Undeclared Allergen, The Caramel Factory, LLC Issues An Allergy Alert, or Let’s Talk Health, Inc. Issues…

    Dramatically Reduce Packaging Bid Time
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    Bidding is one of the most critical aspects of your packaging procurement, opening the door for tremendous cost-savings and long-term packaging supplier relationships. However, it is often a long and chaotic process. On average, preparation for a packaging bid takes more than three months. If you ask most suppliers, even after all of that prep,…

    Is Your Company Ready to Implement the New FDA Rules on Food Labeling?
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    On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced new regulations regarding the labeling of food products along with a new look for product nutrition labels. While it’s only 20 years old, the FDA is retiring the current label in favor of a new, modern look designed to provide consumers with more recent and accurate nutritional information…

    The Right Packaging Can Reduce Food Waste
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    According to several studies done by recently, the US wastes around 40% of our food as it travels from Farm to Fork. Fortunately, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment offers some ways to use packaging to reduce this. Here’s an infographic with some interesting statistics about food waste and packaging.