|Sensory Strategies in Product Maintenance to Be Explored at Workshop
ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products will present a Continuous Product Maintenance Workshop, Oct. 10-11, at the Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal. The workshop is the fourth in a series about sensory applications in product development. It will occur the morning of Oct. 10 and the afternoon of Oct. 11, during E18 Committee Week, Oct. 8-11.
The committee will use formulations from their April 2001 workshop to set acceptable criteria and shelf-life parameters during product maintenance.
The pre-market segment will cover:
Issues to tackle during the scale-up phase;
Accumulation of little changes along the way that can lead to delivering a different product than the one proposed;
Releasing your child to manufacturing; and
Helping to ensure future maintenance of the product.
The in-market segment will cover:
Developing and maintaining product standards during reformulations that often occur due to cost reductions, process improvements, or alternate suppliers.
Implementing quality control measurements, and
Auditing the product on the shelf.
The committee will discuss how implementation of competitive benchmarking will help sensory professionals and marketers assess a products marketability in the field, and if it meets its original concept criteria.
To register, contact Joe Hugo, manager, ASTM Technical Committee Operations (phone: 610/832-9740). Registration is requested in advance by Sept. 1, but the $250 registration fee can be paid at the door. For further workshop information, contact Jeanette Ziegler, Ziegler Consulting, Kenosha, Wis. (phone: 262/859-9460). //
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