Creating and updating raw material specifications requires input across the organization and from suppliers. This process can be cumbersome, especially when version control, authorization, and audit trails are needed.
With TraceGains Specification Management, teams author, publish and update raw material and finished goods specifications with suppliers and co-manufacturers over a networked platform that streamlines and automates document and information exchange. Through digitization and centralization, raw material specifications provide the data to power dashboards and reports, allowing teams to spot issues and track trends. You can report on things like compliance against label claims, nutritional target thresholds, country of origin, and more, giving you a tremendous competitive advantage.
To properly develop raw material specifications, teams need to begin with standardized templates, incorporate supplier requirements within their specs, and review specifications at a pre-determined cadence. Comprehensive specifications should include material tracking information, acceptance and rejection criteria, regulated or recognized food allergens, organoleptic information, and parameters for food safety and quality. By establishing and managing clear and thorough specifications, businesses can protect themselves from purchasing, processing, or selling fraudulent or out-of-spec materials.
In an industry where details matter, a single, misguided spec change can cause disaster. This can lead to thousands of unusable packages, a failed audit, or even worse. If your heart sinks whenever you get a change request, we can remove the burden. We can make the process easy and risk-free for you and your team.
With a unified view of product data, teams can quickly respond to changing market trends and conditions. Through seamless integration with ERP and PLM solutions, departments can strengthen product-related processes and information, deliver consistency and transparency, increasing customer satisfaction, and attract new business.
Download our checklist full of specification guidelines on creating raw material specifications and getting more detailed and accurate specifications with less effort to ensure the raw materials entering your supply chain meet your requirements.