Friday, October 26, 2012

Ecodesign and Formulation for food and cosmetic products

According to Wikipedia, Ecodesign is defined as:

"Ecodesign is an approach that takes into account the environmental impacts in the design and product development and integrates environmental aspects throughout its life cycle (from raw materials to end of life through the production , logistics, distribution and use)."


These issues can be taken into account during the design of the product by a PLM system. Here's how beCPG will manage eco-design for food and cosmetic products.



Presentation

beCPG will manage carbon footprint, water consumption, energy use, eutrophication and other criteria related to eco-design. The eco-design criteria are taken into account by the formulation of the product and it will optimize the choice of:
  • Raw Material
  • Packaging
  • Manufacturing process
  • Supply chain and transportation
A configurable system can guide the selection of components by displaying an icon of "environmental impact".


Benefits

The standard features of beCPG allow the analysis of the carbon footprint and management of eco-design:
  • Detection of components or suppliers that have a strong environmental impact
  • Product Portfolio Analysis
  • Simulation and comparison of several scenarios
  • Centralization and data sharing related to eco-design
  • Dashboards and indicators
  • Impact analysis
  • Improve time-to-market

Ecodesign in screenshots

Taking in account eco-design is easy for product designers. They define components used by product and system will calculate the environmental impact assessment.

The choice of raw materials

The choice of packaging
 
The choice of manufacturing processes


The balance of the eco-design

Analysis of CO2 equivalent for raw materials


Friday, October 5, 2012

Cost and nutrition analysis in formulation

In September, a new feature came in beCPG.
The ability to display details of characteristics of the product as charts (costs, nutrients, ingredients, physicochemical).

For example, in the list of nutrient facts, select the nutrients you want to analyse:

  

And click on details:


You can change the type of chart and export the data to Excel: