Le-Sel Research’s "New Product Development" team provides a professional creative service to clients in the retail and private label industry. Uniquely offering a full turn-key service from concept and design through to sourcing and completion.
The design:lab is a standard service offered to our core customers, but now also available to customers that do not produce with Le-Sel Research.
Our top tier product formulation, stability testing and safety testing provide a strong base for private label products. We carry all relevant accreditations required in product design for the industry we serve and have an established and extensive range of design and products (and innovations) in the marketplace.
In selecting the right creative design for your product, Le-Sel Research employs a dedicated creative team, a committee of 3, utilizing storyboard, flat designs and mock-ups, with access to our packaging library, insight into our gifting and fragrances libraries, able to provide the client with all the expertise in bringing new and exciting products to market.
Selecting the correct 3rd-party contractor often makes the difference between success and failure of the brand. Contractors are often selected based on merely 1 or 2 criteria of which cost is often the only significant driver.
The reality, however, is that there are a large number of non-negotiable criteria that should be accounted for when deciding upon a 3rd-party manufacturing or packaging contractor.
In today’s market the ability to financially sustain volume throughput and deliveries, the correct implementation of quality programmes and various other conformances to standards set by industry (for a very good reason) in the local business climate, all are exceptionally important to ensure full quantity, efficiency and quality of supply.
A fairly standard balanced scorecard that should be used when doing a comparison is provided here.
It is our view that less than 80% achievement in any one of the categories should result in immediate negation of that contractor, and indeed how we apply selection when evaluating our contractors.
Supplier selection weighted scorecard: