Importance of collaboration between Product Development and Quality
Natalie emphasizes the crucial importance of collaboration between product development and quality teams in this insightful video. She discusses how Unifize has facilitated this collaboration, particularly in the ingredient review process and creation of master formulas. Natalie highlights how Unifize has brought about greater accountability, compliance, and efficiency in ensuring that the desired product formulations are accurately created and maintained.
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00:00 - 00:24
So I think the collaboration between product development and quality is extremely important because as you're creating a formula and looking for what ingredients should be used, you should be reviewing the full documentation, looking for the country of origin. Does it align with where that ingredient was grown? What carriers are being used? What's the cost? What other products are we using this in? And that's all shown in Unifize.



00:24 - 00:29
With Unifize, It's helped with consolidating documentation review.



00:29 - 00:44
So, for example, if we approved a vitamin D, someone else I work with can go into the program see it's already reviewed. They don't need to re-review the documentation, find out about costing.



00:44 - 00:53
It's all documented. Any changes are made. It's you know, you can see it right there. So it has really helped to streamline the ingredient review process.



00:53 - 01:04
It's helped with the creation of master formulas. So previously and I still do this to double check against the master formula that's created in Unifize.



01:04 - 01:11
Once it's in the system that it's in the system. Any changes that are made have to be documented.



01:11 - 01:24
So it's brought a lot more accountability and compliance to making sure that the exact formula that we want to be created is being created.

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But what we've known from what I experience was, is we were able to get there with the system. We still there with the system. The system has what is needed to provide us what we're looking for, because every company, admittedly, is trying to get compliant. If we educate people, if we get people the education that they need and to get over the fear factor, I think 90% of those things can be resolved because most people will go to what they're most familiar with.What I worked with from a different company, but they're not willing to sit down and look at what the demographics are saying. People are into social media now. People are moving fast into fast paced world. But technologies are still antiquated. So there's a disconnect here, right? So while we're moving at a fast pace at home with dragging at work, so why can't we continue that speed while we at work?If your supplier has issues and you're not informed on time, you want to have an alternate supplier in place. If your suppliers are not qualified, you may not know that that needs to happen. And so when you have an integrated system that speaks to itself and is giving you all this data, you literally have the pulse of the organization in your hands as an executive at a money bound access.

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