A Guide to Cosmetic Manufacturing Processes in the USA


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This presentation is meant to serve as a general overview of the necessary steps, time and investment that is required to embark upon a successful cosmetics manufacturing business in the United States.

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A Guide to Cosmetic Manufacturing Processes in the USA

  1. 1. Cosmetic Manufacturing From Mother Earth To the Ultimate Consumer By Susan Palmer-Van Brackle
  2. 2. Cosmetic Manufacturing The Supply Chain EndMother Extractors Original Customer ConvertersEarth Miners Equipment Distributors (source of (suppliers) Harvesters Mfrs. (OEM) the funds)
  3. 3. Cosmetic Manufacturing PackagingMust Consider•Packaging Type•Dispensing system•Compatibility with formula•Heat and light sensitivity•Orifice size base on viscosity•Eco-friendly Materials•Decoration Method
  4. 4. Cosmetic Manufacturing Risk ManagementInsure and Secure•Cosmetic Insurance•$2,000,0000 Liability Coverage•Enforcement non-negotiable
  5. 5. Cosmetic Manufacturing Materials HandlingRead and Practice•Vendor MSDS Sheets•Best Methods for Safe Handling•Proper Disposal of Waste•Social Responsibility
  6. 6. Cosmetic Manufacturing Best Methods of ManufactureCapital Investments:•Machinery & Equipment•Filling and Pressing•Molds and Dies•Scheduling and Planning•R&D as Cross-Function•Use of Best Practices•Standardization•Bills of Materials for Costing•Specifications
  7. 7. Cosmetic Manufacturing Cross Functional Work TeamsKnowledge Capital• Is assembled at onset of new project•Provides individual competencies•Conducts Vendor Sourcing•R&D•Engineering•Marketing•Coordinates functions to complete project
  8. 8. Cosmetic Manufacturing Vendor SelectionBusiness Process Outsourcing•Domestic vs. offshore•Distributor vs. direct•Best price and quality•Compliance with CFDTA•Seek collaborative relationships•and alliances•Enlist Strategic Sourcing Plan•Bidding vs. negotiation
  9. 9. Cosmetic Manufacturing Quality ControlEducation & Oversight•Adherence to oversight commissions•CFDTA•FDA•FD &C Coloring Regulations•Labeling Requirements•Distribution limitations
  10. 10. Cosmetic Manufacturing Shipping and LogisticsOn-Time Delivery•Warehousing Stores•Inventory considerations•Pick and Pack•UCC Labeling•Bar coding•SKU Assignment in Matrix•In-Transit Time•Delivery Methods
  11. 11. Works CitedSimmons, John V. The Science of Cosmetics – 2nd Edition, 1995Burt, David N., Dobler, Donald W., and Starling, Stephen I. World Class Supply Management – 7th Edition 2003Actiprime 100, Active Organics CatalogueRuger Chemical Co., Inc. Price List 1999-2000. Irvington New JerseyBasics of Success, Rona Catalogue. Merck KGaA Darmstadt GermanyStrahl & Pitch Inc. Catalogue. West Babylon New YorkPhotos, Microsoft Clipart GallerySusan Palmer-Van Brackle copyright 2009