Overview: Assess Marketability of a Product (31H)
Placing chemical products on markets with complex and constantly changing supply chains and in an ever-evolving chemical regulatory landscape requires an efficient system support for the chemical compliance assessment of your product portfolio.
This scope item covers the main process steps to assess the marketability of a product. The result of the marketability assessment of a product describes for a combination of country and business process if for the given product the business process within this country is allowed, allowed with restrictions or not allowed (the not- allowed-scenario is currently not covered in the scope Item).
Key Process Steps Covered
Flag products as relevant for a marketability assessment
Determine and assign markets to your products
Derive relevant compliance purposes from the assigned markets for your products
Automatically calculate compliance requirement results
Process and release compliance requirement results
Use compliance requirement results as input for the marketability assessment
Assess business processes for your product in specific countries as allowed, allowed with Restrictions, and not allowed
Integrate the marketability assessment of a product with the process of creating and changing products
Integrate the marketability assessment of a product with your logistic processes
Combine automatically calculated compliance requirement results with expert judgement for the marketability assessment of a product
Use compliance requirements out-of-the-box for chemical compliance regulations in many different countries and regions
Manage the impact of changing and evolving regulatory requirements on the marketability of your products efficiently
Overview - Assess Marketability of a Product (31H)
Product A: Sell in Germany – Allowed
Product A: Produce in Germany – Allowed with restrictions
The process for the marketability Assessment of a product starts with the identification of the products which are relevant for an assessment. As soon as a product is flagged as relevant by a product master specialist, a new request for a product assessment is created for the product steward specialist. The product steward specialist starts the processing of the request by assigning the markets (combination of country and business process) for which the assessment shall be carried out to the product. Based on the assigned markets the product steward specialist determines the compliance purposes which cover the relevant countries and business processes. Examples are:
Product A: Produce an industrial Chemical with a EU country
Product A: Sell an industrial Chemical within a EU country
By assigning the compliance purposes to the product the system starts to calculate a compliance result for the product for each compliance requirement which is contained in the compliance purpose. Examples are:
Product A: EU REACH SVHC Status (Jul 2017) – Compliant
Product A: EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (Nov 2016) – Not compliant
Currently these compliance requirements are constantly updated using Regulatory content updates. The regulatory content has now updated with 20 new compliance requirements and 30 updates of existing compliance requirements. The content reflects globally increasing country coverage, continuously deepening regional specifics, and regular updates based on new or updated regulations.
After the calculation of the compliance results for a product, the product steward specialist can review, edit and release the calculated results (Remark: This scope Item covers only the release of compliance requirement results. Details regarding the processing of compliance requirements results are not subject of this scope item). The released compliance results for a given product can then be used by the product steward specialist as input for the marketability assessment of the product. During the assessment, the product steward specialist reviews all compliance requirement results which are relevant for a certain country and business process and decides if for the given product the business process within this country is allowed, allowed with restrictions or not Allowed (Remark: The not-allowed-scenario is currently not covered in the scope item).
We can also Analyze Impact of Substances on Monitoring Lists to predict the impact on sales revenue, production (that is, affected materials for products), and suppliers (that is, affected materials and suppliers of raw materials) if substances on a monitoring list become restricted in the future. This enables you to stay up to date on regulatory changes and plan potential actions if a substance must be replaced due to regulation.
The result of the marketability assessment of a product is used as input for compliance checks in logistic processes (see scope item 31J – Chemical Compliance in Sales).
Automatic Release of Compliance Assessments (31H)
With this feature, the system determines which pattern applies to each compliance assessment in status In Progress and verifies whether the pattern-specific conditions are met to release the compliance assessment. If these conditions are met, the compliance assessment is released automatically. You can view compliance assessments in the various Compliance Assessment apps.
The following pattern-specific details apply to the automatic release of compliance assessments in product marketability:
|Compliance Pattern||Condition for Automatically Releasing a Compliance Assessment|
|Substance List Check|
If at least one of the following conditions is met, a compliance assessment can be released automatically:
|Simple Compliance Documentation||If the calculated compliance status is Compliant, meaning that all subordinate products, raw materials, and supplier raw materials are compliant, a compliance assessment can be released automatically.|
|Supplier Information||If the calculated compliance status is Compliant, meaning that all subordinate raw materials and supplier raw materials are compliant, a compliance assessment at the product or raw material level can be released automatically.|
|Safety Data Sheet Management||If safety data sheets are provided in all required languages, the compliance assessment can be released.|
If the conditions described above are met, existing compliance assessments in status In Progress are automatically set to Released.