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Packaging Specification Manager for CPG Industry

June 9, 2020

Packaging Specification Manager for CPG Industry

The packaging specification is a technical document that contains a series of standard requirements for packaging a product. It includes size, dimensions, weight, materials, tolerances and load related information. Every SKU is associated with a packaging specification and it contains packaging information for all components in the SKU. All dimensions including primary, secondary, tertiary, shipper pack, pallet configuration, etc. are mentioned in the specification document. 

As companies keep hitting the markets with more SKUs, it gets harder to keep track of packaging specifications. Incorrect specifications or non-adherence to the specifications can lead to additional costs due to damaged goods, safety issues, logistics delays, and rejection of material. These could lead to products not making it to the retail shelf and hence loss in revenue.


The ManageArtworks platform provides a way to optimize this part of your packaging process.


  • Create Specifications

The Specification Management module provides a data form for every type of packaging component. Depending on the type of component the data fields can change. Create Specifications in line with your organizational templates. Bid adieu to multiple documents and spreadsheets and keep all your data in one place. 

  • Share Specifications 

Everyone in the supply chain including the printer requires this specification sheet so that they can do their part correctly and efficiently. Share specifications with internal and external stakeholders securely. 

  • Reuse Specifications 

Reuse existing specifications instead of creating separate specifications from the ground up. Instead of building a new specification for a component requirement, users are encouraged to re-use specifications so that cost-savings can be made. Users can search the specification database in ManageArtworks using numerous parameters to narrow down on the type of specification they want to use for the new component. So instead of creating a new specification, a closely matching existing specification can be used. 

A where-used search can be made for a specification sheet. Knowing which artwork components will need to change based on a specification change is essential.

  • Manage Versions and Revisions

Each specification sheet can be sent for approval and version controlled. The specification sheet becomes effective once approved and can be published as a PDF file into the asset library. Automatic version & revision control to ensure ease in identifying obsolete and effective specifications

  • Flexible Specification Approval Workflow Process

The specification module integrates into the artwork process and it’s possible to link a specification sheet to a component in the artwork workflow. Map your own process or use standard templates for specification approval.

Key Benefits

  • Reduce your time-to-market

With the Specification Manager, all your stakeholders will be on the same page enabling quicker approval times and enhanced visibility.

  • Effective Data Management

Ability to regulate data with mandatory and optional fields. Effective data management from one central source which helps you eliminate room for errors.

Incorrect packaging specifications can lead to costs of recalling and destroying the stock or worse, incur an irreparable loss to the brand’s reputation owing to widespread contamination from faulty packing.

 Having access to consistent, correct, and complete packaging material specifications and descriptions are a prime guarantor of success. 

Have our experts reach out to you and demonstrate how.


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