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Nellson Launches New Flash Formulation Management System to Streamline Processes and Improve Efficiency, Traceability and Customization

June 2023

(June 6, 2023) Anaheim, CA – Nellson, LLC, a leading North American manufacturer of branded and private label nutritional bar and functional powder solutions, recently announced the launch of their Formulation Library and Specs Hub (FLASH). FLASH is an upgrade to its previous formulation management system originally developed by Thomas Radke, a Scientist, Director of R&D Technology & Innovation, and 33-year employee of Nellson. FLASH will help to organize and streamline the commercialization process with greater accuracy and efficiency so customers can rely on a consistently high-quality product with great speed to market.

FLASH will act as a central hub for the creation, management, storage and manufacturing process of formulas across Nellson's four manufacturing plants which are located in California and Montreal. Launched in March 2023, the system is the culmination of a three-year project led by Nellson’s internal team and partnering with a third-party developer.

Nellson’s new FLASH Formulation Management System offers advanced capabilities that enable improvements in efficiency, traceability and customization such as:

  • Formula versioning

    Enables users to easily view iterations of a formula throughout the development process, useful in comparing formula iterations and tracking changes, including price comparisons.

  • Regulatory compliance

    Ability to generate reports on compliance status with relevant regulations, standards and certifications.

  • Audit reports

    Generates audit reports documenting formula development, modification (versions) and approval processes, providing transparency and accountability for Nellson and its customers.

  • Customized reporting

    Advanced customizable report generation for users to track and report on various aspects of formula development including formula creation, costs, timing and more.

“We are excited to launch our new FLASH Formulation Management System, as it streamlines our processes to minimize errors and improve accuracy across our facilities,” said Bart Child, Chief Commercial Officer. “FLASH provides a standardized method for developing and storing formulas. With FLASH, our team can offer an improved level of quality control to ensure consistency in delivering high-quality products and supporting Nellson’s mission to serve as a reliable brand partner for our customers. Customers will see great benefits with FLASH including its ability to create custom data reports based on customer or site requirements, customized reports based on quality parameters like allergens, enhanced security features to ensure customer confidentiality and an ingredient cost interface that automatically uploads costs and more.”

“By having a centralized system, processes and collaboration across R&D teams are simplified, thus increasing Nellson’s efficiency and speed to market,” added Child. “FLASH also provides data analysis, so data can be analyzed to identify cost saving opportunities, improve batch yields and refine nutritional and product attributes to meet the guidelines outlined by our customers. We can also proactively respond to any issues and take corrective action due to tracking and tracing our product throughout the development cycle. We are excited to share these benefits with customers and continue to make an impact in the nutrition industry by providing the highest quality standards and service.”

Nellson operates as the only full-service provider of the highest-quality nutritional bar & functional powder solutions. The experts at Nellson work with customers through all stages of the production process, offering formulation expertise, quality assurance, regulatory support, flexible production, and sales and marketing support to ensure product success. Nellson builds on-trend, consumer-driven, consistent products that inspire healthier living and moving nutrition forward.

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About Nellson
Nellson, the leading full-service nutritional bar and powder provider in North America, is based in Anaheim, California with production locations in California, Utah, and Quebec. Founded in 1962, Nellson has 60 years of diversified expertise in nutrition platforms for bars and powders, serving the sports performance, health and wellness, weight management and medical nutrition market segments. Nellson offers formulation expertise, quality assurance, regulatory support, flexible production, and sales and marketing support.

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