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3 Things to Know About the FDA’s New Food Safety Blueprint for Traceability and Recall Prevention
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Although supply chain technology has helped regulate business activities, foodborne illnesses still wreak havoc on millions of consumers every year. In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law to further regulate the way food is grown, harvested, and processed, in effort to shift from a reaction to a prevention model. However, from 2013…

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…

ISTA Testing Standards: What They Are and Why They Matter
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The International Safe Transit Association, or ISTA, is an organization that creates standards for packaging design to ensure the safe arrival of the package’s contents. ISTA continually tests its standards to ensure packaging designs can withstand harsh shipping conditions based on the package’s size, weight, and potential transportation hazards like temperature, vibrations, drops, horizontal impacts,…

The Latest in Specright: Product Release 8.0
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Release 8.0 is here, and we’re excited to share the new features and capabilities now available to Specright users.  We’ve added Data Auditing, a Clone From tool, a Related List view, and Custom Action Buttons. You asked, we listened; thanks to all of the user feedback that has helped shape Release 8.0. Specright Exchange: Data…

3 Tips to Automate Inbound Material Verification
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Your product development and purchasing teams spent thousands of hours finding exactly the right material from just the right supplier.  Now comes the hard part: ensuring that the quality of the raw materials meets the agreed upon specifications and applicable SOW.  Believe it or not, one of the leading causes of product failure is out-of-spec…

Why Retailers Need Product Data Management for Private Label Products
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The push for private label products is evidence of the current era of personalization. Personalization creates a level of exclusivity, something more than what can be found and purchased just anywhere. Retailers are taking note of consumer preferences for personalization, exclusivity, and value, and using it to their advantage by giving their own private label…

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…

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…

Is Quality Management Broken?
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Is Quality Management Broken? Why the typical approach to quality management doesn’t fit today’s digital age Here’s how a typical approach to quality management works. Step One. Discover a problem. Step Two. Document it. Step Three. Start contacting everyone involved until it’s resolved (I should note, it usually takes more than three steps to fix).…

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…