Specification Management System

Customer Profile

Sector: Consumer Goods
Industry: Confectioners
Revenue: $4.0 Billion

The Wrigley Company is a recognized leader in the confectionery field and the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of chewing gum. The company markets its world-famous brands in more than 180 countries. Three of these brands - Wrigley's Spearmint®, Juicy Fruit®, and Altoids® – have heritages stretching back more than a century. Other brands include Doublemint®, Life Savers®, Big Red®, Boomer®, Pim Pom®, Winterfresh®, Extra®, Freedent®, Hubba Bubba®, Orbit®, Excel®, Creme Savers®, Eclipse®, Airwaves®, Alpine®, Solano®, Sugus®, Cool Air®, and P.K.®.

Business Situation

The company has several divisions operating from its Global Innovation Center in Chicago on Goose Island including Quality, Research & Development, Packaging Innovation, and Global Engineering. These departments needed a solution to maintain a database of specifications. Packaging engineers routinely develop new specifications. It was important that these documents be stored for retrieval by production personnel and third-party vendors. Several departments were using an Excel-based solution that was lacking in functionality, versatility, and in ease-of-use. So a customized solution was needed to handle their expanding business.

Solution

Specification Management System

The Wrigley Company selected SQL Server Programmers to develop a new customized solution that would help with the transition from its current Microsoft Excel application to an inter-department application to manage specifications. The custom solution designed by our team enabled the engineers to build new specification documents based on a series of thirteen pre-defined templates. Each document begins in an experimental state and is then published once and finalized by the author. Production personnel can query the system based on a series of design parameters.

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SQL Server Programmers is a database consulting firm specializing in Microsoft technologies. For over twenty years, we have assisted hundreds of companies nationwide. Our staff has extensive experience working in various industries to develop systems that manage business information. We develop desktop database solutions and integrate these solutions with the web to create data-driven websites. Our firm is a Microsoft Certified Partner, and our developers are Microsoft Certified Professionals.