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Private Label Management

Integrated product specifications, quality assurance and supply chain performance

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Drive banner loyalty, increase basket growth, and elevate the shopper experience with private label products that set you apart.

CMX1 for Grocery takes the complexity out of Private Label Management by uniting product standards and specifications, quality assurance workflows, and vendor management in a single solution.

Bring quality products to market faster and more efficiently, and be confident that they're backed by quality and food safety programs that never miss a beat.

Make quality
your secret ingredient

CMX1 for Grocery's Private Label Management module dramatically reduces the effort required to manage the ingredients, formulations, and quality and food safety standards of your private label products. Its farm-to-table quality automation and monitoring features empower you to reduce shrink and cost to serve, while consistently delivering on customer expectations and your brand promise.

 

 


 

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Product specifications without the complexity

Define product formulation, finished product quality standards, and standards for packaging and storage using a single, intuitive solution.

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One source of truth for you and your suppliers

Manage a single set of product standards and specifications that adapt automatically according to the supplier you share them with. Use CMX1's integrated workflows and checklists to ensure ongoing quality, safety and compliance.

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Nutrition declaration and labeling made easy

CMX1 automatically calculates nutritional values, generates accurate allergen declarations, and can easily integrate with third-party product labeling systems. 

Elodie Thao Raleys

CMX1 for Grocery has taken what was once a largely manual process across multiple systems at Raley’s and enabled us to have a single solution with standardization and automation for how we manage our private label program. With plans to expand our offerings, we knew we needed a platform that allowed us to scale our management and monitoring practices across product quality and food safety, regulatory and supplier compliance, and ethical sourcing. From the ease of access and use to increased organization and efficiency, CMX1 allows us to focus on what matters most to our business — our commitment to delivering the highest levels of quality to our customers.

Elodie Thao Senior Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Raley's
Elodie Thao Raleys

CMX1 for Grocery has taken what was once a largely manual process across multiple systems at Raley’s and enabled us to have a single solution with standardization and automation for how we manage our private label program. With plans to expand our offerings, we knew we needed a platform that allowed us to scale our management and monitoring practices across product quality and food safety, regulatory and supplier compliance, and ethical sourcing. From the ease of access and use to increased organization and efficiency, CMX1 allows us to focus on what matters most to our business — our commitment to delivering the highest levels of quality to our customers.

Elodie Thao Senior Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Raley's

You + CMX1 = a winning formulation

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Simple to Comprehensive Product Specifications

Improve PLM efficiency, and maintain product quality and food safety standards in tandem with your product specifications.

  • Authoring and approval workflows tighten control and streamline existing routines. Populate headers, approve ingredients and manage attachments.
  • Easy to build forms and templates enable powerful automation, including integrated quality assurance, food safety and supply chain controls.
  • Maintain a single instance of all your product specifications that adapts to suit the vendors you share it with.

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    Approve Suppliers for Production

    Optimize the performance and efficiency of your supply chain, with a tightly orchestrated vetting and approval process for new vendors.

  • Collect and evaluate documentation and information from multiple vendors, before you approve them.

  • Request facility audits, nutritional and allergen information, Tier 2 supplier information, and more. CMX1 updates your data automatically, as vendors respond.

  • Requests, tasks, and statuses are easily managed and tracked in one place, and can be shared with team members.

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    Full Lifecycle Management

    Workflow automation helps orchestrate every aspect of your Private Label Management, from product specifications, to quality standards and food safety policies.

  • Share and track edits and updates, as you work with R&D, category managers, quality assurance, nutritionists, and suppliers.
  • Use the built-in common ingredient database to create formulations, and automatically calculate accurate weights and measures.
  • Ensure ongoing product compliance by defining finished product standards, process control points, shelf-life requirements, and packaging.
  • Account for differing requirements according to brand, region, country, product category, risk, and more, with specification templates.

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    Robust Tracking and Control

    However your products are identified—automated specification numbering, GTIN, product IDs, external IDs—CMX1 has the tools you need to control and track updates over time.

  • Full revision and variation controls, with automated communications and recertification workflows, for suppliers who are impacted by changes.
  • All updates are automatically logged in record history, so changes are available for review at any time.
  • Visual comparison tools show you the differences between specifications and formulations, as products evolve.
  • Workflow tracking identifies who is responsible for certain tasks, what the next steps are, and notifies you when tasks are completed.

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    Ingredient Sourcing and Multi Tier Mapping

    Manage the "upstream" risk in your supply chain, inherent in the origins of your ingredients.

  • Identify the countries of origin and Tier 2 suppliers associated with the products your own suppliers are providing you.
  • Track the compliance status of Tier 2 suppliers, for practices such as farming, fishing and manufacturing, that impact the compliance of your finished product.
  • Use CMX1 for Grocery's document management and workflow features to request information, track responses and manage the data.

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    Nutrition and Allergen Labelling

    CMX1 automatically calculates nutritional values and generates accurate allergen declarations, based on the formulations of your products.

  • Values for finished products are maintained in real time, based on the product specifications of each ingredient.

  • Use declaration templates to ensure the format and content of the information you provide is compliant with regulatory standards.

  • CMX1 integrates easily with any 3rd party label manufacturing software, so your labels are always accurate by the time they're printed.

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    FAQ's

    You bring the questions, we'll bring the answers!

    PLM stands for Product Lifecycle Management: it involves the entire process of managing a product as it moves through its different life stages—from creation, formulation, revision, and ultimately to discontinuation once it has reached the end of its useful life.

    PLM  starts with you creating a name for your product and deciding its purpose/target market, what should be in it (ingredients), where it should come from (facilities/vendors), and all other necessary requirements for making it and maintaining its integrity over time.

    PLM Management Software allows you to integrate and automate all your product management processes using a single digital platform. Ideally the PLM software you use integrates with your supplier management system, quality assurance monitoring system, and crisis management system.

    The main benefit of a PLM system is that it streamlines everything in the product commercialization process, thus making the steps more efficient. This optimized workflow process ultimately leads to increased profits by reducing errors and wastage, and by putting a safer, higher quality product on the market faster. 

    Legacy PLM Systems refer to outdated first-generation PLM or Product Development Management systems. Legacy PLM Systems reduce flexibility, limit collaboration, and waste valuable time.

    Businesses need PLM in order to effectively create and manage products, together with all other processes, such as recording product properties, ingredients, claims, changes), and managing and keeping track of vendors/aligned facilities. 

    The stages in a product’s life cycle are: 1) introduction, 2) growth, 3) maturation, and 4) decline.

    Specification Management Software allows you to manage product specifications across your entire supply chain digitally. It usually includes data-driven templates for product types, formulations, finished product standards, processing control points, attachments, and more. A major benefit of specification management software is that the information can be searched more easily rather than locked in a document.

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