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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,…

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What is Specification Management Software?

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As companies look to digitize supply chains, Specification Management is filling an important gap in enterprise technology  Defining specification management For years, companies managed the data needed to make products in spreadsheets or legacy systems. But growing product portfolios and supply chain complexity made managing and sharing data using outdated methods unsustainable.  Unfortunately, legacy systems…

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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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From Procurement to Packaging: 4 Ways Specification Management Supports Your Beauty Brand

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In an industry worth $532 billion, beauty companies have plenty of incentive to build a strong brand. In fact, one Nielsen study found that nearly 60 percent of all consumers prefer to buy products from brands with which they’re familiar. Companies can build this familiarity through their marketing, packaging, messaging, and product quality. In a…

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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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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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CBD Supply Chain Challenges

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It’s hard to deny a bigger trend in consumer products than Cannabidiol, known as CBD. A naturally occurring compound found in the flower of cannabis, CBD does not produce the typical “high” of cannabis and is marketed as a relief for inflammation, anxiety, and even depression.  While CBD is in a variety of products ranging…

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How to be Sustainable During the Holidays

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How to be Sustainable During the Holidays The holidays are a time for reflecting on the past year, spending time with family – and of course, presents. While many companies have initiatives to make their packaging more sustainable, consumers can take a few steps this holiday season to limit the environmental impact associated with gift…

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Top Packaging Trends from PACK EXPO 2018

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Top Packaging Trends from PACK EXPO 2018 By Laura Foti Every two years, packaging professionals from around the world gather in Chicago to discuss trends and innovation in packaging. This year’s PACK EXPO highlighted both existing trends, like eCommerce, SKU proliferation, automation, and the impact of increasing global standards, along with emerging trends such as…

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Meet the Interns: Danielle Goad

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Danielle Goad, one of our Summer Interns in our Sales and Marketing Department, joins us from Cal Poly where she’s majoring in Industrial Technology and Packaging. She shares that she loves how Cal Poly starts you off early in your major and gives you true hands-on experience – learn by doing. Being a member of…

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