TURN THE HASSLE INTO
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
PRODUCT SPECIFICATION MODULE by Opinion Consultancy
Opinion Consultancy, also known as FOODscore, developed a highly automated supplier module for product specs that will save you time, money and wearisome repetition.
The origin Product speci-ications are part of the quality control process, whereby manufacturers must comply with demands made by the retailer. On top of providing all necessary information to satisfy retailers, product speci-ications must also be conform to industry requirements. Opinion Consultancy developed a web‐based product speci-ication tool to help establish relations between retailer and manufacturer through easy‐to‐use digital platforms. The way the web portals are set up, facilitates the whole process of product specs, renders it more transparent and eliminates misunderstandings. The tool was initially developed for the retailer and turned out a great success: nearly all retailers in the Netherlands are using the Opinion Consultancy application, which has become the standard for product specs in the industry. Time for a sequel starring the manufacturer!
The sequel Opinion Consultancy’s newest application was designed to lessen the manufacturer’s workload, to save time and to maximize potential while guaranteeing the highest quality standards. As each change in recipe, components or production requires a new product spec inventory, an online module with digitalized information substantially improves ef-iciency. Furthermore, clearly de-ined roles with task‐speci-ic authorization rights ensure smooth procedures. The design and functionalities of Opinion Consultancy’s supplier module are totally based on input from manufacturers. It was built speci-ically for you and offers such important advantages that you won’t want to do without it once you’ve seen it in action.
One serves all Entering product speci-ications for the retailers you serve is time‐consuming and frustrating. Especially when you have to enter repetitive information and upload the same certi-icates over and over and over again. But those days are over now! Opinion Consultancy developed a highly automated supplier module that simpli-ies the whole procedure. Rather than having to repeat the whole procedure for each retailer and for each product, you can manage all your product specs with one login! Imagine the amount of time you can save by entering a product speci-ication only once, upon which the system copies it and automatically forwards it to all retailers.
Works both ways The newly developed supplier module improves, simpli-ies and speeds up the speci-ication process towards the retailers. It also enables you to manage the speci-ication procedure between your suppliers and yourself. Up until now, the manufacturers that supply speci-ic ingredients for your products have been providing you with product spec information in different formats. With the new supplier module, you can ask them to provide the information through the web‐based tool. This will signi-icantly improve communication and enhance uniformity. Wouldn’t it be nice to implement the system that you are using now upon the retailers’ request towards your own suppliers? That’s exactly what the application allows you to do!
Always up Extra, to date extra, extra Food quality and safety are major issues in today’s society with very strict demands from government, consumer and retailer. The web‐based module was developed to simplify, streamline and largely automate the complex procedure of product speci-ications. As even the slightest change in a product has to be communicated to all parties involved, it is important to have a system at hand that does most of the work for you. Whether there are changes in your specs or in the ones that your suppliers provide, the system will automatically send all updates to the parties involved thanks to a link that we established between the retailer and supplier module.
One of the advantages of a web‐based tool is that crucial information is always at hand, at any time and anywhere. On top of the information regarding product speci-ications, you can also store other important data in the same system. To name but a few: • Label checks; • Lab analysis results; • Sensory research data; • Audit reports. Being able to consolidate important information in a web‐based system facilitates access to that information and helps streamline data management.
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Published on Nov 21, 2011
Published on Nov 21, 2011
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TURN THE HASSLE INTO PRODUCT SPECIFICATION MODULE by Opinion Consultancy Opinion Consultancy, also known as FOODscore...