Aug 26, 2011

Aras Announces Availability of Formula and Recipe Management Solution

Enables Process Manufacturers to Manage Specifications, Formulas, Recipes, Packaging, Labeling and Related Intellectual Property across Global Operations and Supply Chain.

Aras®, the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions, today announced the availability of an enterprise solution for Formula & Recipe Management. Created by Aras partner PSC Group for food & beverage, and fully extensible to CPG, health and beauty / cosmetics, life sciences, chemical and other process industries, the Formula & Recipe Management solution is designed for global companies that need an advanced, end-to-end PLM solution. Formula & Recipe Management provides management of specifications, formulas, recipes, tooling, processing, packaging, labeling, artwork, bar coding, QR coding, quality, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property (IP) across the enterprise and the extended supply chain.

The Formula & Recipe Management solution provides a single view of the truth with a centralized repository for all product-related information, and cross-functional business process workflows for research and development (R&D), marketing, quality and regulatory, manufacturing operations, procurement, global suppliers and outsourced manufacturers. The solution enables process manufacturers to achieve faster time to market and better quality, productivity and batch traceability.

Aras’s advanced PLM platform provides highly flexible, extensible and integratable out-of-the-box functionality, making Formula & Recipe Management a completely unique solution in its class. As with all Aras solutions, the Formula & Recipe Management solution can be used as a comprehensive independent system or any subset of functionality can be used in a seamless and secure federated integration with leading ERP systems.

“It’s all about the architecture,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “The flexibility, extensibility and ease of integration make this Formula & Recipe solution an ideal match for the unique needs of companies in the process industry. At North America's largest producer of dry pasta, Formula & Recipe Management solution was up and running in 90 days, and the company went from 13 separate legacy databases to a single, centralized system which reduced administrative work by 75%,” concluded Schroer.

Solution capabilities include:

Formulas and specifications
Finished goods items / SKUs
Recipes and production processing instructions
Tool & die and equipment assets necessary for each product
Raw materials at volumetric rates
Work-In-Process (WIP) items
QA and test procedures
Resource planning
Primary packaging item with commercial packaging information
Labeling & artwork with geographic variations
Integrated Bar Codes
QR Code generation
Secondary packaging item with finished goods packaging containers, cases, pallets
Supplier management with supplier qualification status
Document management
Revision and version control for both items and files
Enterprise change management workflow
Ability to integrate directly to a company’s consumer Web site
Robust security for IP protection
Reporting and analytics

The Formula & Recipe Management solution enables process-based companies to control critical product information and respond quickly and accurately to changes for improved compliance and reduced potential of costly recalls.

The Formula & Recipe Management solution for Aras is available immediately from the PSC Group; for more details visit Visit the solution overview page and http://www.formulaplm.com/