As a co-manufacturer (contract manufacturer), we produce our clients’ products or product lines. Contract manufacturing is a form of outsourcing. A co-manufacturer is also called a co-packer.
Refers to minimum order quantity.
Non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
Also known as a confidentiality agreement, confidential disclosure agreement, proprietary information agreement, or secrecy agreement, an NDA is a legal contract between two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. BarkDine executes a mutually beneficial NDA with every prospect before engagement as we regard information exchange as highly confidential.
Private label versus white label
A private-label brand means that a product or service is produced exclusively for a client. A white-label brand refers to a generic product that is created by a manufacturer and distributed to multiple clients for rebranding. BarkDine is a private-label manufacturer and does not white label.
The first step in developing a new private-label product with BarkDine, the project brief is a document that outlines product specifications including indication (i.e., hip and joint), desired ingredients, estimated suggested retail price (SRP), etc.
Is the inner layer of cow or horse hides. During manufacturing, the hides are cleaned with multiple chemical washes then cut or ground. Then pressed into chewable dog treats of varius shapes and sizes. We are a rawhide-FREE facility and produce organic and natural animal chews with little to no harmful risk to pets.
Standard operating procedure (SOP)
A set of step-by-step instructions compiled to help workers carry out complex routine operations, SOPs aim to achieve efficiency, quality output, and performance uniformity, while reducing miscommunication and noncompliance with industry regulations. BarkDine production is driven by specific SOPs created by our director of quality control within SQF guidelines.
Terms and conditions agreement
Once an NDA is in place and the initial discovery call between BarkDine and the prospect is completed, the terms and conditions agreement is executed. This document outlines the details and responsibilities of the relationship between the two parties.
Warehouse management system (WMS)
Our WMS software program allows us to control and administer warehouse operations (e.g., inventory management, picking processes, auditing) from the time goods or materials enter the warehouse until they leave.