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Understanding the Critical Needs of Today’s Modern Consumer to Create Innovate Products and Packaging

In CPG, innovation, interview, packaging, product design by Cressida MurrayLeave a Comment

Today’s consumer is more likely to snack throughout the day rather than eat three set meals. They value low-prep, buy-on-the-go products and demand new retail and vending formats that meet their wellness agenda of freshness, nutrition, and sustainability. Snacking companies are therefore spending more on product and packaging innovation to bring their brands to life and appeal to these consumers. In addition to overseeing Campbell’s R&D for soup, sauce, and beverages in its international markets, Craig Stephen Slavtcheff leads research and development for some of the world’s best-known snack brands, including Pepperidge Farm, Arnott’s, Royal Dansk, Kjeldsens, Snyder-Lance, Kettle Brand and Cape Cod, among others. To better understand what’s on the horizon in the snack market, we spoke with Slavtcheff about the critical needs of today’s modern consumer, packaging and product innovation, and how to improve the shopping experience.

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Case Study: How to Get Started with Quality Performance Management

In manufacturer, manufacturing, mfg, Quality Management System, Quality System Management by GenerisLeave a Comment

In an effort to catch quality nonconformances earlier and reduce cost, companies are focused on collecting as much performance data as possible. This data is often leveraged by quality and continuous improvement professionals to derive intelligence. Unfortunately, the conversion from data into intelligence is where many fall short. LNS Research’s recent studies and discussions with industry executives have shown that despite any data collection efforts and technological capabilities, many companies lack a strong performance management foundation for transforming information into something actionable. To gain a better understanding of the foundations of a strong quality performance management program, this report will focus on highlights from the recent LNS Research Global Executive Council meeting. Specifically, readers of this case study will gain insights into the following areas of quality performance management: An overview of Accuride’s quality performance management program Identifying the right metrics for your organization The importance of focusing on both process and product losses An understanding of how much data is required to get started Recommendations and the role of technology in performance management View the full case study below!   

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