Many companies in the food, beverage, dietary supplements business confirm that maintaining accurate and up-to-date raw material specifications remain a labor-intensive and time-consuming process. But these documents remain the last line of defense against food fraud and adulteration. In addition, robust raw material specifications can help protect companies from inadvertently incorporating fraudulent ingredients and raw materials into their finished goods.
Most companies still rely on a mishmash of spreadsheets, shared drives, and, if they’re lucky, sluggish databases to manage specifications. And these static tools make it nearly impossible to track progress and understand status.
TraceGains Specification Management allows companies to draft, maintain, and publish raw material and finished goods specifications in a single platform with automated version control and change management for a complete audit trail.
With networked specification management, companies get immediate access to more than a million supplier-provided documents to accelerate specification creation and modification. Manufacturers can decide which suppliers can access shared specifications, draft, edit, review read-only sections, add comments, attach documents, negotiate attributes, and approve or decline specifications. In addition, the system tracks all correspondence and agreements digitally.
With a fully digitized and automated system, companies can instantly access all the data necessary to accelerate the specification process. In addition, networked means no more time wasted tracking down suppliers and requesting documents.