Food and beverage is a non-stop industry. Delayed timelines, inefficiencies and mistakes due to decentralized data and outdated, siloed workflows mean missed product launch opportunities, poor product margins, limited growth and a lack of agility.
Centric PLM empowers food brands and producers to simplify product development, improve the success of new product introductions, add structure, remove inefficiencies to drive down costs, boost innovation and speed time to market.
Centric PLM provides a centralized digital location to track and manage product-related data in real time, collaborate with retailers and suppliers, power product innovation and easily manage formulation evolution and ingredient traceability, giving food and beverage producers the edge they need in a global marketplace.
Collaborate to boost product innovation
Increase efficiency and cross-team collaboration to innovate high-quality and good value products that stay close to consumer expectations.
Streamline product development so R&D teams can focus on innovation and reduce tedious administration and data entry tasks.
Keep up with pressures to increase product innovation and expand to more markets and channels while getting products to market, faster.
Improve product margins with costing control
Model detailed ‘what-if’ costing and sourcing scenarios to enable dynamic, data-driven decision making.
Track nutritional, cost and other performance targets against multiple recipe and sourcing alternatives.
Easily calculate costs and product margins that reflect fluctuations in prices of raw materials, warehousing, shipping and changing tariffs.
Speed time to market
Cut time wasted on duplicated work, admin tasks and mistakes. Seafood company Milarex reduced data search times from hours to minutes with Centric PLM.
Built-in Process Management manages workflows for teams and across departments to streamline processes and drive efficiency.
Use a configurable collaborative platform for technical data and co-development with retailers, suppliers, laboratories, agencies and other users.
Optimize product portfolios
Gain visibility to effectively manage the product catalogue and carry over bestsellers and base products into different seasons/markets.
Easily localize product recipes, labeling and currencies for regional markets in a global marketplace.
Leverage mobile apps to capture competitive information and product testing feedback from the market as inputs across different lines and labels.
Collaborate with suppliers
Connect development teams to production facilities and manage inspections, communication, collaboration and workflows with hundreds of external suppliers.
Digitize the supply chain. Send out RFPs en masse and consolidate responses to compare suppliers and source efficiently and transparently.
Substitute ingredients and suppliers as products evolve over time to stay agile and cost-effective while maintaining history and traceability.
Boost sustainability, quality and compliance
Enhance efficiency to launch fresher, more sustainable products and packaging. Faster time to market reduces waste due to inventory shrinkage.
Link and aggregate compliance requirements according to production regions, suppliers and factories, production processes, ingredients and recipes.
Easily manage quality control, inspections and supplier self-assessments with mobile apps and templates directly connected to PLM.
Flexible, modular and user-friendly PLM, packed with market-driven innovations that optimize product development and launch from concept to consumer. Provides a real-time ‘single source of the truth’ for product-related data and manages products, people and process across the entire product lifecycle.
Centric PLM integrates easily with enterprise solutions such as ERP, PIM, DAM, e-commerce, formulation, demand planning, leading 2D and 3D CAD design platforms and more for streamlined end-to-end data management and collaboration.
Connect Adobe® Illustrator and leading 3D CAD solutions like SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD and many more directly to PLM for seamless packaging design. Connect packaging briefs to product briefs and develop packaging using templates populated with formulation, allergen, nutrition and regulatory data from PLM.
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. Directly involve laboratories in the PLM workflow to perform mandatory tests, prompted by the solution.
Integrated workflow management means that flexible workflows can be built to lead users through the product lifecycle with automatic task hand-offs. Work breakdown structure (WBS) dashboards provide a ‘helicopter view’ of products and projects as they move from development to launch.
Centric’s rapid implementation with unique Agile Deployment(SM) methodology delivers the fastest ROI in the industry and can even be deployed remotely. Need to connect remote teams right now? Get up and running with a lean version of PLM in just days with Quick Start packages.
Cloud-based SaaS PLM solution for emerging enterprises. Better manage product development to make your mark in the fast-paced food and beverage market and free up resources for business expansion opportunities. Adjust PLM to suit your needs and easily move to Centric PLM as your business evolves.
Centric PLM is set up for end-to-end traceability. All records are connected to the product, from initial concept to product brief creation to sourcing, supplier responses, lab test results, compliance documents, packaging, final product approval and placement in assortment and merchandise plans.