Product Specification and Compliance

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Valerie Scheidt, MBA, CP-FS
60 Minutes
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How to Define the Key Quality Attributes and Set Precise Criteria for Product Specification

Though historically treated as sales and marketing publication, the product specification has evolved into a platform used by quality professionals to relay key requirements for the relative and expected attributes for a given end product. A “good” specification is one that contains precise, comprehensive criteria so when given to 10 potential suppliers, all will provide 10 identical products. The goal of level-setting these expectations is to (1) standardize your system to manage less deviations, (2) identify the key criteria that work both for you and against you, and (3) assure that your firm is receiving what you are paying for. This same idea can be applied to the food industry when establishing raw material and finished product specifications with your suppliers. In many cases, food professionals understand that a structured program is needed, but struggle with understanding what to include.

In this webinar, Valerie Scheidt will discuss some key elements to help manufacturers and brand owners effectively develop and execute a product specification compliance program. As an added benefit, this webinar will also provide insight for the effective development of these documents, how to adequately assign which product attributes should be measured, how to best report these metrics, how to communicate deficiencies to your supplier and purchasing team, and most importantly, provide answers to best comply with regulatory and certification standards.

In this program, you will learn:

  • How to develop a meaningful document
  • Who are the key stakeholders and how will they interact with this program
  • How to define the key quality attributes and effectively communicate their importance
  • What methods can provide objective metrics to determine supplier compliance
  • What are your compliance responsibilities

This presentation will help food safety/quality and procurement professionals:

  • Drive supplier partnerships in the pursuit of fair, objective, and measurable expectations
  • Lower the Cost of Quality (CoQ) within their organization
  • Learn steps to launch an effective product specification compliance program focused upon food safety and financial goals
  • Provide regulatory and certification information with a focus upon supplier control requirements

Who should attend

  • Food safety and quality professionals
  • Sales and marketing regional managers and directors
  • Procurement/purchasing agents
  • FSQA support staff members, document coordinators, and reviewers


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About Our Speaker

Valerie Scheidt  - Food Safety Consultants

Learning and performance expert, speaker, writer, consultant and facilitator, Valerie Scheidt, MBA, CP-FS is the founder of Keystone Quality, LLC, an Arizona-based consulting firm with expertise in food safety, compliance, performance improvement, change management, procedural enhancement, and knowledge transfer. Keystone’s mission is to create more positive and productive workplaces while aligning performance strategy to organizational goals.

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