Developing and Implementing an Effective Product Specification - Webinar by GlobalCompliancePanel

A good specification not only defines the product and process being purchased by the customer, but also serves as an extension of the purchasing contract. Specifications are customers greatest tool for ensuring products received meet the quality and safety standards expected. Good specifications must be complete and accurate. All requirements must be contained within the specification. Shipping, receiving expectations, prerequisite quality programs, packaging guidelines and any other requirements should be detailed in the specification. Accuracy is the second attribute critical to a product specification. The supplier must have processes, programs and materials capable of meeting the specification and the resultant product must meet the ultimate customers' demands. Finally this presentation will outline the organizational commitment required to develop and maintain good specifications.

Areas Covered in the Session:

* Detailed descriptions which effectively define the products physical characteristics
* Incorporating Quality Control Points
* Validating Chemical, Physical and Micro tolerances
* Defining testing/verification expectations
* Common Regulatory and Company requirements to include
* Document Control Methods
* Key components to be included in the specification
* Best practices (Do and Don't) when creating new product specification
* Issues/challenges needed to address before finalizing product specification

Who Will Benefit:

* Food manufacturing employees at all levels, especially maintenance, operators and their contractors.
* Quality Assurance/Control staff
* Supplier management staff
* Specification developers of new and existing products
* Auditors who review facilities quality assurance programs
* Customers who want to understand best practices that they should require of their suppliers will benefit
* Executives will understand the key benefits of allocating resources toward these programs and will be able communicate the market edge it gives them to their customers and shareholders

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