Smart Retail | Specification Management System

Molly Colbert

December 7, 2021

Smart Retail is a specification management system that enables brand owners, retailers, and manufacturers to manage and share product specification data, approval workflows and communication within their supply chains.

The system creates an environment for improved communication between suppliers and key stakeholders. Through this collaboration and transparency, great quality product data is shared between all parties.

Having to manage multiple product specifications from numerous suppliers can be a challenge. Lack of organisation and workflow within specification systems can lead to errors with product data. Encountering errors within the supply chain is time and cost consuming and can lead to product recalls or withdrawals.

Through the Smart Retail system, building pack copies that meet all the labelling requirements can be done seamlessly and easily. This can be for pre-packaged food or to maintain compliance with legislation, such as Natasha’s Law.

The software can automatically achieve a ‘gold’ standard pack copy using the built-in pack copy solution.  The data can be collected from the specification and be automatically gathered to create a pack copy which is ready for reviewing and approval. The system will ensure that any legal requirements are met.

Mandatory pack copy information, ingredients, traffic light system, allergens, nutritional and dietary claims are all captured in a quick, easy and intuitive system.

Key features:

• Raw material specification builder

• Comprehensive product list

• Built-in validation rules for ingredients, allergens and additives

• Creates accurate pack copies

• Automatic notifications sent out to prompt actions from stakeholders

• Supplier profile area including key contacts

• Glossary driven ingredient and packaging libraries

• Breakdown borders with pack copy automated translation services

• Quickly generate and share reports that help you better visualise your data

• Clients can monitor and communicate with suppliers

• Packaging

• Suppliers can communicate the packaging impact, dimensions, weight etc. Helping users manage their tax obligations under the plastic packaging tax etc.

• Cater for food, non-food, and pet food requirements

• Fully bespoke specification templates for PPDS, prepacked, non-prepacked food, bakery, produce and even beers, wines and spirits

• Food Information – FIC compliant, digital product data, including nutrition, ingredient, and allergen data

PPDS Solutions

Smart Retail is compatible with our PPDS solution and is a good option for smaller businesses who sell both pre-packed and pre-packed for direct sale foods.

The food data stored in Smart Retail is sent to printers in store and will print accurate food labels which can be stuck directly onto a PPDS food product. If an ingredient is changed or altered within the supply chain, the software will adjust the label information accordingly to ensure customers receive up to date and accurate food information.

Here at NT Assure, we have partnered with Brother UK to bring high quality, easy to use print solutions. The solution has been built to support working staff in busy periods with the option of printing multiple labels at once from the touch of a screen.

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