Define and Maintain your Key Quality Attributes

The good news may be that . . . you have a winner!”. Your problem now is that you can’t get enough supplies quickly enough to keep up with demand! Now, your concern should be to understand if, as you scale up, you can actually produce your same product in a way that consumers’ won’t notice.

Typical questions when considering an ingredient, process, or co-manufacturing change include:  

  • Should I use alternate (lower cost, better sourcing, locally produced, etc.) ingredients?
  • How do they impact the sensory experience of my product?
  • Will my consumer notice?  If so, will it impact their perception of my brand?
  • Do they like this alternative version better than my control?
  • Can I use a co-manufacturer without altering the sensory experience so consumers won’t notice?

We can help provide you with hard data on which to make your decisions. Over the years, we have seen many companies use alternate ingredients and partner with co-manufactures successfully while many others fail. Learn how to be successful or to walk away from the idea based on hard data.

Discrimination testing alone is not enough! You don’t make the exact same product each and every time and most “Control” products will fail a sensory discrimination test. So what! Go beyond simple discrimination tests (triangle, duo-trio, tetrad, etc.) and use our Master QDA panel to understand the range of products that fit within your product and manufacturing capability. This map will also let you know when you have gone too far away from your desired product experience. Our Dragonfly SCI team will help you use robust sensory tools to understand how far you can stretch your product profiles while minimizing your risk of consumer alienation.

Your consumers care and do should you!