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    Specification Data Management

    3 Ways to Rebuild the Food and Beverage Supply Chain after COVID-19

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    COVID-19 has created severe disruptions to the supply chain, and it’s not just a matter of running out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Deeper implications show a shrinking window of access to food and other critical items and a growing mountain of waste due to spoilage and reduced demand.  For example, Belgium recently announced…

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    Cheese Factory: Specifications are Key in Preventing Recalls

    Transparency and Recall Prevention: The Promise of Specification Management in the Food and Beverage Supply Chain

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    Food recalls are serious business. Nearly 48 million Americans (or roughly 1 in 6) are sickened due to food-related illness each year, and 3,000 die from foodborne illness — and the problem seems to be getting worse. Between 2013 and 2018, the number of food recalls increased by 10 percent, with 905 incidents in 2016…

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    Smart Factory

    Why Specifications are the Foundation of a Smart Factory

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    Smart factories aren’t just the future of manufacturing — they’re also defining our present operations.  In 1913, Henry Ford revolutionized factories of his time with the first moving assembly line. Now, just over a century later, we’re on the brink of another major expansion and improvements in how products are developed, manufactured, and transported.  Manufacturers…

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    Granular Specification Data Can Spur Product Development

    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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    Go Beyond Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainability

    Accelerate Life Cycle Assessment with Specification Management Software

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    What is the total environmental impact of just one product or its package? How about all of the products you produce within a given year? Answering these questions can seem unfeasible, given the multiple factors that influence a product’s environmental impact. Many of these factors may not have crossed your mind, while others you are…

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    Beauty Manufacturing Specifications

    Specification Data Management and the Beauty Industry: 4 Takeaways from Forrester Research

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    Consumers are demanding more from beauty products than ever before. Especially with younger generations, there’s an increased emphasis on the importance of transparency, social responsibility, and sustainability. Added to this are the ongoing and rapidly-increasing challenges of cosmetic industry changes and innovations seen by all suppliers and producers.  Beauty companies who understand the need to…

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    3 Ways Specification Management Software Supports the Medical Device Industry

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    I’ve seen firsthand the impact that medical devices have on people and their loved ones. In 1975, advancements in hip and knee replacements enabled my dad to walk again after being bed ridden for years from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.  The medical device industry continues to boom and change the lives of people. Thanks to a…

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    Product LifeCycle Vs. SDM

    What’s the Difference between Product Lifecycle Management and Specification Data Management™?

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    Specification Data Management (SDM™) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) share similarities, but the two terms are far from interchangeable. By definition, PLM software is a repository of data used in the design and manufacturing process of a product throughout its lifecycle — development, rollout, growth, stability, and decline. The idea behind using PLM software is…

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    3 Ways Specification Data Management™ (SDM™) Promotes Sustainability

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    Every piece of the supply chain is affected by big data. One estimate by IBM suggests that we will have 300 times more information in 2020 than we did in 2005. As companies collect and store more data than ever before, it’s becoming increasingly important to have a way to tap into these data reserves…

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    supplier vs vendor

    Supply Chain Semantics: Supplier vs. Vendor

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    In the supply chain, is there a difference between the terms ‘vendor’ and ‘supplier’? Both are commonly used terms when discussing supply chain roles and duties, and it’s not uncommon to hear them used interchangeably. As to whether there is a difference worth noting (and how that difference is defined), it largely depends on whom…

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