Wednesday, December 12, 2012

PLM, Project Management and Deliverables

For the end of the year, beCPG introduced a new module for project management within its PLM.
This module comes in addition to Workflows already in place. It allows you to manage projects directly in a Collaborative Site or more generally in the Project Repository.

With project templates, the project manager can create easily new projects pre-configured.
The project manager configures or redefines tasks and resources of the project, then he can start the project.

Task list
Project task list

Adhoc workflows or more complex workflows can be launched automatically on each task allowing flexibility in the progress of the project and its follow-up.

Screens displays projects and tasks completion, expected deliverables (ToDo list).

Project overview
Projects overview

The Gantt view displays the actual schedule and forecast of each project.

Gantt view

Each project task is online editable from the view tracking.

Task edition

Permissions on fields and nodes present in beCPG are applicable to this module. It is therefore easy to define editable fields by the manager and those editable by contributors.

You can have data lists in a Collaborative Site to manage Issues, Change Requests, New Ideas,...

Datalists for project management

Finally, you can also do scorecards on projects to compare them : Strategic, Risk, Budget, Resource.
Project scorecard

This video presents the project management module (don't forget to zoom and change the resolution) :

Monday, December 3, 2012

Software Product Information File (PIF) in Cosmetic industry

The new European Cosmetic Regulations No 1223/2009 applicable to July 11, 2013 requires manufacturers to provide the Product Information File (PIF) for each cosmetic product placed on the market.

beCPG PLM software allows you to manage all product data required for the creation of this file:
  • The qualitative and quantitative composition of the cosmetic product with the codes, labeling, INCI, CAS, functions, REACH information, etc. ...
  • The physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of raw materials and cosmetics
  • Criteria of purity and microbiological control of cosmetic product
  • Description of the conditions of manufacture and control in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Packaging data
  • Uses of the product
  • Exposure data
  • Toxicological profiles
  • Safety data information (MSDS material safety data sheet)
  • etc ...
Its collaborative platform helps services to work together on new product development (NPD) from the idea generation through to project close:
  • Marketing
  • R&D
  • Quality
  • Purchases
  • Industrial trials
  • Controlling
  • etc ...

beCPG centralizes all product information needed to compile the Product Information File:

  • Finished products
  • Raw materials
  • Packaging
  • Physico-chemical and microbiological data
  • Control plans
  • Regulatory data
  • Safety data, toxicological data, ...
  • Documentation
  • Quantitative and qualitative composition of the product
  • Formulation with constraints (regulatory and clients)
  • Automatic calculation for costs, allergens, ingredients (INCI, CAS), nutritional values​​, etc ...
  • Optimization of formula
  • Automatic generation of Product Information File
  • Automatic generation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Analysis reports 
Project management
  • Monitoring of new product developments
  • Monitoring the creation of the Product Information Files
  • Actions and expected deliverables at each stage of the project
  • Project resources
  • Project costs

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