Packaging Specification Management Software
Time to Move Packaging Specifications to the Cloud
Let’s face it. Managing packaging specifications has always been difficult. Most packaging data is spread across internal departments or external vendors along the supply chain. Any data that packaging professionals do have access to is managed using legacy systems or spreadsheets, static PDFs, and shared drives. The reality is existing software solutions and document management systems were not purpose-built for DNA-level data required for packaging.
This not only creates additional work for packaging teams and their suppliers, but it can lead to quality issues and SKU proliferation. Simply put, not managing packaging specs is bad for business.
Specright is the first purpose-built platform for Specification Data Management and was designed by packaging professionals with deep roots in the industry. Packaging management at the DNA-level enables packaging teams to go from reactively chasing data to proactively designing innovative packaging solutions.
Hear from Johnson & Johnson’s Sr. Director of Packaging Innovation on why the company chose Specright to help standardize and control its cold chain packaging solutions. “No other product could be found that was able to do the same type of solution, out-of-the-box, that Specright has…”
The Importance of Specification Data Management™ for Packaging
Today’s market demands more from packaging and the professionals that develop it; it needs to be sustainable, developed faster than ever, and still meet the highest quality standards. We built Specright so you have the right tools to make it happen.
Access Up-to-Date Packaging Specifications Anywhere, Anytime
With Specright, you can access packaging specifications from anywhere in the world, on any device, and rest assured knowing you’re working off the latest version of a specification. Real-time, digital specifications of every brand asset keep your packaging up-to-date and consistent.
Specright can easily manage each individual component – raw materials, sub-assemblies, structures and so forth – and link them together to create the Bill of Materials or finished good. The result: an improved supplier relationship management process that offers benefits throughout the supply chain.
Grimmway Farms Takes Control of Packaging
As Grimmway Farms expanded the brands in its portfolio, each addition made managing packaging production difficult. Learn how Grimmway Farms used Specright to take control of packaging specs that resulted in time and cost savings.
Manage Packaging Changes & Approvals
Specright enables you to standardize your packaging process and collaborate on packaging specifications and every step of the design process across internal and external teams. You can execute real-time packaging changes, updates, and approvals while maintaining version control and the integrity of your asset library. Use the digital asset manager to instantly view, edit, or share specs with suppliers and vendors to ensure all parties are working off of and producing the right version.
You can also get a full view of your 3D packaging to identify additional insights and opportunities. For a control tower view of packaging and packaging artwork across your supply chain, you can log quality records, track customer complaints, and create relationships between packaging and finished goods to proactively identify and mitigate risks. This not only ensures the quality and accuracy of your packaging to reduce product recalls, but can also streamline your time to market.
The connectivity between product packaging and other product components creates unmatched visibility and traceability needed to operate in complex environments, from eCommerce to packaging for global markets.
Packaging Artwork Management
With the increase in SKU proliferation related to variety and global demand, packaging artwork management has become even more critical. While many products will share the same packaging structure, multiple label and artwork management efforts associated with individual structures can be difficult.
With Specright, you can link different artwork to a single structure and easily understand how changes impact production. Online proofing tools and approval processes provide an extra layer of quality assurance to ensure the integrity of product information.
This level of business intelligence simply isn’t available with traditional packaging design and management tools.
Case Study: Grimmway Farms Takes Control of Packaging
As Grimmway Farms expanded the brands in its portfolio, each addition made managing packaging production difficult. Learn how Grimmway Farms used Specright to take control of packaging specs that resulted in time and cost savings.Read Case Study
Managing Packaging & Driving Sustainability
As a tech-driven company, Rodan + Fields knew there had to be a better way to manage packaging specifications than in spreadsheets or shared drives. Learn how Specright enabled them to not only manage packaging, but to track and identify opportunities to drive sustainability.
Specright Enables Packaging Professionals To
Maintain Strong Supplier Relationships
Develop better partnerships with warehouse management and inventory management teams through simplified communication and collaboration.
Here are some examples of how Specright’s Specification Data Management platform makes life easier for packaging professionals:
- Easily create packaging specifications using over 50 Specright templates, such as corrugated and flexible packaging templates, to ensure the right data is captured and standardized.
- Manage relationships between specifications, such as sub-assemblies, raw materials, and artwork, to create a digital thread through your packaging.
- Leverage reports and dashboards to surface trends over time, track and report on sustainability, identify quality issues, or unearth packaging consolidation opportunities.
- Proactively avoid costly mistakes from outdated packaging artwork and labels through Specright’s built-in quality capabilities.
- Enable your partners in procurement and purchasing to access specifications and easily create and share packaging bids with vendors.
- Easily implement quality control measures to ensure regulatory compliance and industry standards.
- Provide flexibility across industries, including medical devices, food and beverage, personal care, and more.
The Benefits of Packaging Specification Management
Specright’s Specification Data Management platform allows organizations and their partners to work from a single source of truth. Gone are the days of bouncing back and forth between various emails, spreadsheets, shared drives, or paper trails to find and share specifications.
To deep-dive into why managing packaging specifications is so important, read our blog “Take Control of Your Packaging With Specification Management Software.” You can also schedule a demo to get a firsthand look at the power of Specification Data Management through Specright’s intuitive platform.
Up-to-Date Packaging Specification Data Should Always Be a Click Away
Until Specright, there were no platforms specifically designed to manage product specifications or its many related processes throughout the supply chain. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that packaging professionals find it increasingly difficult to manage packaging and perform maintenance on their growing lists of inventory data, quality records, version histories, graphics and artwork, and supplier details. Unfortunately, spending several hours per week attempting to manage disparate data streams, spreadsheets, and pieces of loose paper acting as official data has often been accepted as “part of the job” for many packaging development professionals. This burden needs to change, and thanks to the logic built into Specright’s Specification Data Management platform, it finally can.
Specright believes that packaging and product specification data should always be easy to manage, report, and share across the supply chain. So instead of deciphering information through multiple spreadsheets and disjointed data records, imagine having one trusted depository of DNA-level packaging specification data that provides a clear change history and context for the many working pieces making up each larger part. Rather than duplicating specifications and packaging records, picture the ability to compare and contrast similar specs to avoid redundant work and time. With an increasingly global supply chain requiring collaboration across a large geographical scale, imagine the ability to streamline and standardize your packaging management processes to the point where all users and partners have the same, up-to-date data anywhere, everywhere. We would accept no less with our corporate email communication and financial systems, so it’s reasonable to raise the standards for how we manage our specs.
To see how brands have simplified packaging specs and accelerated product development, read our blog, “Specification Management Software: The Foundation for Your Tech Stack.” You can also view several Specright success stories from our customer case studies page.
Video: The Packaging Industry Has Changed Drastically
Hear how industry professionals view the high rate of changes throughout packaging and the supply chain, including the expansion in the market, speed to market, sustainability impacts, digital asset management, and the accelerated consumer-driven direction for the industry.
Much More Than Just Time Savings
Specright’s platform for managing your packaging specifications is not only designed to save valuable time, but it’s also a way for organizations to increase productivity and save money, resources, and even reap ROI benefits in the process. For example, with no single system in place to aggregate and analyze spec data or facilitate the approval workflow, a company with thousands of packaging specs and hundreds of suppliers could have very limited visibility into the raw materials, ingredients, sub-assemblies, change histories, label artwork, and logistical details involved in the process. This results in a situation where a company that technically “owns” a packaging or a product spec may be unable to quickly pull accurate data about its own property. Without true business intelligence to help packaging managers and project managers understand the relationship between materials, assemblies, and processes, their entire operational functions are at a disadvantage, left only to multiply as the issues go unaddressed.
Fast-forward to life with Specright, where companies that once needed weeks or months to locate accurate data about their own packaging documents and specifications, can now obtain, digest, and act on the latest spec data within minutes. It doesn’t stop at just viewing or reporting accurate spec data today; thanks to mapping and sequencing spec data over time, the power of Specright’s SDM only enhances analytic and predictive power toward tomorrow. Finding better ways for you to make and do things for the supply chain, along with continual innovation, is part of both the Specright and SDM story.
Read more about how Specright’s SDM solution is helping Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) stay current with changing trends.
Video: Why Specification Data Management Is the Future
From Pack Expo, watch Specright Founder & CEO Matthew Wright, who has over 20 years in the packaging industry, define Specification Data Management, the trends driving it, and how companies are using it to drive successful business outcomes. “If you’re going to do spec management right, you have to make sure that the data always stays clean. And with technology that’s possible.”
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Reducing SKU Duplication & Costs
New packaging requests don’t have to mean new specs. Learn how using Specright can help you quickly identify like specs and consolidate SKUs. Specright’s software system helps intelligently search out a variety of spec records of all types with an easy-to-use, intuitive, lookup tool. And you can divide and organize specs in any way that works best for your organization, suppliers, and customers.Watch Now
Overview: What Is Specification Data Management?
Take a deep-dive tour of what SDM is and what it means for the packaging industry and supply chain overall. See examples of how spec management solutions enrich downstream systems and why it’s so important to apply the correct solution to the correct task of managing specs.
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We believe that packaging management teams, its processes, and its operations should always have an accurate and unified view of everything that goes into their packaged products. This simply can’t be done efficiently or effectively to scale using legacy systems, especially considering the high-stakes involved with quality control, version control, and packaging materials related to, say, food and beverage or medical devices, for example.
With the world’s data consistently moving to the cloud and with global markets demanding a single source of truth for critical product data, it’s only a matter of time before packaging management tools and packaging software have no choice but to follow these trends and keep pace with the times. Since packaging itself is one of the first and most important things a customer will ever see, your organization should always have comprehensive visibility into all the data that helps create it.
Specright does what no design software, manufacturing software, PLM software, or legacy system has done before. It simplifies the complex by transforming siloed, disjointed packaging documents and details into invaluable real-time data streams that accelerate your packaging development. It also helps give you back more time and resources for designing attractive product labels and creating great things. Learn more about Specification Data Management and its impact on packaging and supply chains in our latest eBook or schedule a demo today.