Jumbo Jumbo's full-service solution to specification management

Jumbo Supermarkten is one of the largest retailers in the Netherlands. With an ever-changing assortment of no less than 10,000 private label products, specification management is of the utmost importance.

After all, the labels are prepared on the basis of the information in the ‘specs’. Apart from attractive packaging, all product information must comply with legislation and regulations.

'By relying on the knowledge and resources of Précon, Jumbo has had an excellent partner in the area of product specifications for many years. From thinking along about the optimisation of internal processes at Jumbo to accelerating the time-to-market to optimising the quality systems." Johan Hulleman, Quality Manager - JUMBO Supermarkten B.V.

The challenge

Annually approximately 4,0000 products are newly developed or have a change in recipe at Jumbo Supermarkten, resulting in a new or adjusted product specification and label. By law, both must contain the correct statutory information and in respect of labels it is noted that they cannot mislead the consumer. Both must legally contain the correct legal information and the labels must not mislead the consumer.

With a highly diverse assortment, from fresh products to groceries and from food to non-food, this verification is quite a challenge. It requires ample knowledge of and experience with both European and national legislation. That is why Jumbo Supermarkten opted for the complete outsourcing of their specification management and label compliance to Précon.

The approach

Meanwhile, Précon has become thoroughly familiar with the process of Jumbo Supermarkten and has ample experience with the labelling protocol of Jumbo Supermarkten. Précon offers a full-service solution to Jumbo for the entire process, starting at the issue of EAN codes and the release of the specification to the supplier.

Précon then coordinates the planning and makes sure that deadlines are met. They contact the suppliers to support the complete entry in the systems and they finally check the complete artwork.

The dedicated Précon team partly works from Jumbo's head office in Veghel, which enables clear communication with assortment managers, buyers and designers in order to jointly achieve an efficient and correct process of specification management.

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