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Regulatory Compliance Management
As environmental and health concerns continue to grow in society, governmental push on manufacturing companies to adopt “Eco-Design” practice is expected to increase. Eco-Design is about integrating environmental considerations into product development, maintenance, and disposal. This has certainly been the focus of lead free initiatives of RoHS (Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) regulatory mandates in Europe, as well as similar initiatives in Asia and North America. New regulations like REACH and the need to maintain ingredient tracking down to constituent levels are forcing consumer packaged goods manufacturers to implement traceable systems of record.
Any company who wants to operate globally must consider regulatory compliance as a matter of utmost importance. A failure to comply with the requirements can result in launch delays, recalls, fines, poor customer satisfaction, and damaged public image. Thus far, many companies have been reactive to environmental regulations where compliance reporting and analysis is done late in the product development cycle. This approach causes late-stage design changes to occur as compliance requirements are not readily accessible at every phase of the product life cycle.
Dassault Systèmes (DS)' Regulatory Compliance Management solution enables companies to implement “design for compliance” functions as an integral part of product development. With our solution, your product development team can check material content information from any design view early on and throughout the product development cycle. Reports can be generated to compare the compliance of manufacturing equivalents, list recyclable content, or evaluate best and worst manufacturing locations. This information can be cross-referenced against multiple regulations in all geography, allowing designers to make changes sooner than later.
Your suppliers can be incorporated into the material compliance evaluation process using our solution to ensure that the material specifications contain the most current material compositions. This provides critical information to designers when making choices based on the customer and/or market requirements that new products must meet. The net result is delivering innovative and environmentally compliant products that meet global market demands, a clear competitive advantage for progressive CPG organizations.
The Regulatory Compliance Management solution includes:
Material compliance assessment tools
Ingredient restriction management
Our objective was not merely a document management system. We needed a data-driven solution for managing complex data structures and end-to-end work processes.
Associate Director of Material and Product Corporate Systems,
Procter & Gamble