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As a supplement manufacturer, there’s a good chance that your clients demand consistent product quality while also providing documentation to back up your claims. Because ingredient traceability plays an important role in ensuring that no customer complaints or adverse effects occur from the products that you have created, there’s a good chance that this practice is crucial for the profit and protection of your business. In this article, we will explore why ingredient traceability is so important and some of the ways Virtual Office makes documentation easier than ever.

Supplement manufacturers are often tested for ingredient protection during FDA inspections and will often have to account for where their ingredients were sourced from and the measures that were taken to protect them from contamination. One of the easiest ways to do this is by having a system in place that allows you to perform detailed product searches in conjunction with comprehensive lot management. To do this, you need a software system that can document and track ingredients throughout the entire product life cycle.

As you might imagine, this means that ingredient traceability plays a prominent role in the profit or protection of all parties involved from the manufacturer to the brand that ultimately releases the completed supplement to the public. Proper documentation throughout the manufacturing process can help mitigate potential adverse effects that lead to a product recall or lawsuit from consumers. All of these things can affect the profit of a business but having ingredient traceability policies in place will help increase the protection the manufacturer and their clients have if this problem arises.

Virtual Office was designed to track ingredients each step of the manufacturing process, including the initial quarantine phase that is required once a new ingredient is received into the facility. Our cloud-based ERP software has a robust permissions system to not only limit the access that your employees have to different jobs within the manufacturing process but also track each action performed throughout the process. This provides immediate documentation on an ingredient and lot basis that can be leveraged quickly whenever it is needed.

If you are interested in learning more about Virtual Office or want to see how this powerful ERP software can benefit your supplement manufacturing process, we invite you to request a demo and try it for yourself. We are confident that our industry-specific supplement manufacturing software contains everything needed to help you manufacture your customer’s products faster while keeping manufacturing costs to a minimum.