California

655 Campbell Technology Parkway,
Suite 200
Campbell, CA 95008 USA

Phone: +1 408 574 7802
Fax: 1 408 377 3002

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Get Original and High-Quality Products from Concept to Consumer, Faster

Speed new product introductions, optimize product portfolios and ensure compliance and safety while maximizing product margins. Gain control of complex end-to-end product development with Centric PLM™.

Learn how food and beverage teams use Centric PLM to boost innovation, visibility and speed to market.

  • Producers and Brands
  • Retailers and Grocery

Centric PLM: The Digital Foundation for Your Food and Beverage Business

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  • Speed time to market and increase agility

    Respond to consumer trends and market demand with efficient collaboration and better decision-making to speed time to market, reduce discounting and enhance consumer loyalty.

  • Optimize product portfolios

    Link financial goals with products to optimize product portfolios and sell-through by region and channel. Introduce new products or update and repackage for maximized margins.

  • Ensure compliance and traceability

    Gain visibility to reduce compliance and traceability risks with clear gates, change control, ingredient tracking, label substantiation, supplier/pantry/store audits and more.

  • Sell efficiently across multiple channels

    See complex product mixes across branded and private label assortments by channel and region. Package templates enable easy label creation for multiple markets and currencies.

  • Streamline sourcing and co-creation

    Eliminate spreadsheets and emails to vastly improve product and packaging sourcing and supplier co-creation with a real-time ‘single source of truth’ for product-related data.

  • Control costs to improve product margins

    Easily compare supplier responses to RFQs, improve efficiency to cut the cost of duplication and errors and speed time to market to reduce loss due to inventory shrinkage.

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Leading food and beverage brands, retailers and producers trust Centric PLM

“Launching dozens of products in different countries simultaneously with unique ingredient and labeling requirements, different retailer timelines and central distribution models and numerous supply chain and compliance standards requires a world-class solution like Centric PLM.”

PAUL WHITE
COO,
Wicked Foods

“We chose Centric PLM to manage assortments, merchandise planning, sourcing and to streamline the supplier RFQ process. We now have centralized product data for hundreds of branded and private-label consumer goods and packaged foods products for better visibility, team and supplier collaboration and faster time to market.”

RYAN SHUSTER
Vice President of Global Sourcing
Big Lots

Better collaboration across planning, development and internal manufacturing teams.

Real-time source of truth for all teams and repository of historical data.

Centric is the engine that drives product development workflows.

Speed up product development with comprehensive component libraries and creation of BOMs.

Facilitate data sharing with Centric’s enterprise system integrations.

One actionable version of the truth from planning to retail

Centric PLM is an end-to-end food product development solution that sets the digital foundation for food and beverage brands, retailers, producers and manufacturers to manage product development complexity and to bring products to market faster while also respecting compliance and ensuring safety.

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Planning and Workflows

Manage tasks efficiently with built-in workflows. See the impact of R&D, design, packaging and supply decisions on cost, delivery and more while maximizing efficiency with powerful merchandise planning.

Portfolio Management

Gain visibility across assortments and optimize rebranding, repackaging and new product introductions with product brief templates including specs, price, regulatory requirements and competitive data.

Product specifications

Easily update and manage data and documentation for product formulation, ingredients, packaging and more. Centralize all product data connected directly to each product to track changes over time.

Packaging and Labeling

Connect packaging briefs with product briefs. Quickly develop, source and update labels using templates populated with formulation, allergen, nutrition and regulatory data from PLM and connected databases.

Compliance and safety

Gain full visibility, track and implement compliance changes and streamline checks with built-in process management. Connect to compliance databases such as USDA, SR Legacy, CIQUAL or others.

Sourcing and Supplier Collaboration

Send out RFQs en masse and consolidate responses to streamline sourcing. Connect suppliers to Centric PLM via a supplier portal or email to collaborate efficiently and speed time to market.

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Future-proof your food business with Centric PLM sustainability solutions

Our solutions empower food businesses with the ability to confidently trace ingredients, ensure sustainable sourcing and compliance, build long-term business sustainability and provide consumers with accurate information about food origins, ethical practices, carbon emissions, waste and more.

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