Product Lifecycle Management for Top Performers in Flavors & Fragrances
The Flavor and Fragrance industry must become experts for each of its customers for in trends, regulations, and buying patterns. Their own products may make up just a small portion of the end product, but this may be the determining factor for the consumer—the luxury of a high-end scent in a fabric softener or an exotic flavor in a soft drink.
The emotional buy-in of their product may impact the consumer, but the impact of their material may have a dramatic impact on the regulatory compliance for the global formula.
Adding to the complexity, many regions worldwide have sought to establish authority for their own set of legislation—IOFI in Brussels, FEMA in the US, JFFMA in Japan. Fortunately, there has now been an initiative to create a uniform set of rules for a Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
While the global harmonization issue may be resolved, another equally great concern arises—raw material costs. Environmental issues have caused petroleum and raw goods to dramatically rise across the board. Corporations must seek new processes to reduce waste and maximize each material’s use.
As corporations implement best practices, some seek out radical alternatives- mergers. By consolidating, they can dominate their competition by literally cornering the market with a bigger share of clients, better access to materials, and streamline resources.
But mergers do not have to take place to stay in the black. Flavor and Fragrances corporations can see a healthier bottomline by implementing best practices with reduced waste, faster sample turnaround times, easier access to vendor specifications, and ensured compliance with end application for each region.
- Advanced search criteria to discover formulas matching customer targets
- Rapid prototyping to create formulas on the fly to meet targets
- Simulate the use of flavors and fragrances in end-customer applications and its Regulatory and Hazards View
- Full visibility to compliance issues while formulating
- Integrated Sample Management and Sample Shipment
- Manage creation, versioning and distribution of all regulatory documentation