Hear Jim Brown share his views on … efficiently and effectively meeting product environmental compliance demands using PLM software. This episode shares some interesting findings from Tech-Clarity’s Understanding Product Development Tradeoffs: Designing Products for Sustainability, Cost, and Compliance. This is the latest edition of Tech-Clarity TV, let us know what you think. The topics included
Issue in Focus: Product Compliance – The Hidden Tax on Innovation: Enhancing Innovation in Formula-Based Companies through Real-time, Automated Compliance Monitoring discusses the need for early product compliance checking for formula- and recipe-based products. Explains how manual processes for compliance checking and documentation limit product innovation, and how PLM with compliance checking built in can
Tech-Clarity Perspective: Product Environmental Compliance – Sustainable Processes to Reduce Compliance Cost and Risk discusses the key elements of a sustainable approach to developing and maintaining products that comply with environmental regulations such as RoHS and REACH while reducing compliance risk and cost. Draws conclusions from over 300 responses to a web-based survey and several
What I learned this week … came from a conversation with Jeremy Johnson from IHS. Jeremy opened my eyes to a new way to make manufacturing more sustainable and ecologically friendly. I have written in the past about how companies are making their products compliant in Product Compliance – Hidden Tax on Innovation and Making Product Compliance Sustainable. But here’s the catch that makes this the most interesting to me. While product compliance helps to protect top-line revenue and market access across the globe, it is an activity that costs manufacturers money.
A quick peek into some research on product compliance for formula-based companies. Formula- and recipe-based product developers face their own set of compliance challenges. This report focused on their needs, and how PLM systems can help reduce the manual workload burden placed on them by product compliance.
PLM can help, but compliance requires a multi-pronged approachthat includes strong data gathering, analysis, and docuumentation capabilities (this is where PLM comes in) but also intelligent supply chain relationships and physical validation.