With Your Suppliers
Common pitfalls when managing raw material and finished goods specifications:
With TraceGains Specification Management, teams can create, publish, and update raw material, and finished goods specifications in a single networked platform. Don't worry about tracking down suppliers, items, or ingredients since most food, beverage, and supplements suppliers have uploaded documents and item data into TraceGains Network, we wanted to make it easy.
Log into Specification Management and get instant access to all that data to speed up your specification process. Networked means no more time spent tracking down suppliers and requesting information or documents because you're already connected, and we can help automate the rest.
With TraceGains, you can digitize everything from raw material to packaging to finished goods specifications. Then use the data to power configurable dashboards and reports to determine compliance against label claims, nutrition targets, thresholds (like Prop 65 Lead amounts), and country of origin. And you can share data from your ERP or PLM system with TraceGains. The result? Complete supply chain visibility. Automated workflows and alerts for internal and external stakeholder updates and approvals streamline document and information exchange. Version control ensures up-to-date specifications are used, reducing out-of-spec inventory, rejected shipments, Corrective Action Requests (CARs), and costly rework due to non-compliant materials.
Centralizes specification management and version control with a single platform
Easily create, publish, and update raw material, and finished goods specifications
Rapidly respond to new consumer preferences, market demands, and seasonal availability
Alerts stakeholders instantly when specifications change and requires suppliers to acknowledge updates
Select suppliers to co-author, edit, review, attach documents, negotiate attributes, and approve or decline shared specs
Taps into a network of more than one million supplier-provided documents to accelerate specification creation
Author and manage specifications that leverage configurable templates, tie to existing items and suppliers, and enable efficient standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Leverage workflow capabilities for version control, audit trails, supplier approvals, exporting and printing specifications, and internal and external stakeholder comment threads
Format specifications by section or attribute to present label images, packaging and palletizing guidelines, preparation instructions, and in/out-of-spec tolerance images
For TraceGains Supplier Compliance customers, the system compares COAs to specs, to identify non-conformance CAR status
Leverage data from customer requirements, internal input and judgment, and practical supplier capabilities to act as a baseline for specification creation
Automate the complicated process of sharing specification information with both internal and external stakeholders, for better version control
Digitize specification attributes and leverage the data to create custom reports and dashboards to gain valuable business insight
Edit sections and attributes of specification templates with all changes automatically cascaded to impacted specifications
Pass specification data from your ERP or PLM system to TraceGains to automate supplier collaboration or manage it all in TraceGains
"With TraceGains, our R&D teams are going to be a lot more involved with specifications going forward. Now, they can create formulations and build spec sheets, for both raw materials and finished products in one system."
- Tom Dubinski, Vice President of Quality Systems