Learning Center 2016

Monday, November 7

Time

10:00 AM

Presentation

Session Title

Industry Outlook: Reusable Packaging and the Circular Solution

Global conditions are calling for material reuse solutions to conserve natural resources, eliminate waste, and deliver greater efficiencies in the supply of goods. The circular economy approach aiming to keep the highest utility and value of materials at all times is recongized as an effective model to achieve these objectives. Learn how reusable packaging works with circular economy principles for a more resource-efficient, waste-reducing supply chain system.

Presenter

Tim Debus
President & CEO
Reusable Packaging Association

Session Sponsor

Start

11:00 AM

Presentation

Session Title

Optimizing product protection factoring damage and the costs and environmental impact of increased packaging

Optimizing product protection: How CHEP helps customers optimize levels of product protection with quantitative testing and analysis of the trade-offs between product damage and the costs and environmental impact of increased packaging.

Presenter

Ben Eugrin
Director Supply Chain Solutions
CHEP North America

Session Sponsor

Start

12:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

From DC to the Consumer: Using Reusable Packaging to Optimize Omni-Channel Fulfillment and Distribution

Consumer product goods (CPG) companies and retailers are seeking ways to get product to consumers faster than ever, while minimizing order picking time, improving pick accuracy of online orders and delivering world-class customer service. Learn how reusable totes, pallets and mobile solutions can reduce touches, interface seamlessly with automation, deliver efficiency and decrease waste throughout the entire supply chain, resulting in profitable growth for CPGs and retailers.

Presenter

Mike Ludka
Senior Product Manager - Retail Supply Chain
ORBIS Corporation

Session Sponsor

Start

1:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Breakthrough in Cube Utilization for Global Logistics

Whether shipping by land or by sea – domestic or global – the solution is simple. Join Dave McCulloch, CEO of the Packaging Systems Division at SSI SCHAEFER as he presents a breakthrough in a returnable packaging solution that optimizes cube efficiency and maximizes your dollars spent while meeting your sustainability goals.

Presenter

David McCulloch
CEO, Packaging Systems Division
Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

Session Sponsor

Start

2:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Panel:  Bulk and Liquid Shipping and Storage - Reusable Is the New Normal

Reusable is no longer a novelty – it is a necessity. Our panel will discuss topics including day-to-day operations, environmental stress, supply chain efficiency and food safety regulations. Join our reusable packaging industry experts to hear the latest trends in bulk and liquid shipping and storage. Listen to end users’ hands-on experience converting from disposable to reusable packaging, and learn best practices for converting with maximum efficiency and minimum headache.

Panelists

Will Dartnall
Director of Marketing
Buckhorn

Jack Fillmore
Director of Engineering & New Product Development
Buckhorn

Vicente Salvà
CEO
Pusa Pack

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Patricia Mott
Technical Services & Innovation
Kagome

Paul Rankin
President
Reusable Industrial Packaging Association

Drew Merrill
Vice President & GM
CHEP Pallecon Solutions

 

Session Sponsor

Start

3:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Buckhorn’s Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC):  Safer, Simpler, Smarter

Tired of dealing with packaging waste? Concerned about product contamination and workplace safety? Looking for industrial material handling solutions that can help you grow bottom line and reduce costs? Join us for a live demonstration of our industry-leading packaging innovation, the collapsible Intermediate Bulk Container. Learn how our IBCs can help meeting your liquid or dry goods packaging needs. Start the conversation today!

Presenters

Mark Gruber
IBC Specialist
Buckhorn

Matt Denney
IBC Application Engineer
Buckhorn

Cynthia Zhang
IBC Marketing & Business Development Manager
Buckhorn

Session Sponsor

Tuesday, November 8

Start

10:00 AM

Presentation

Session Title

Panel:  Corrugated-Plastic Products for Reusable Packaging

Packaging products in the form of boxes, sleeves and panels from plastic hollow twin-wall, triple-layer and corrugated manufacturing processes have widespread applications for reuse.  These products are known for their light weight but rigid and durable properties, folding characteristics for maximum shipping density, and customization capabilities to meet unique supply chain specifications.   This session convenes experts from suppliers of this product category to share their knowledge and experiences about the expanding market applications and product advantages.

Panelists

Norm Kukuk
Executive Vice President
ORBIS Corporation

Scott Starbuck
Packaging Sales Manager
Inteplast Group

Christian Engelhardt
Business Development
Infinex Holding GmbH

 

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Steve Harris
Sales Director
Coroplast LLC

Jay Amatangelo
Director Business Development
AMATECH

Session Sponsors

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Start

11:00 AM

Presentation

Session Title

Driving Down Costs with Automated Washing Systems

Totes, bins, trays—oh, my! Reusable packaging containers (RPCs) come in all shapes and sizes. Learn about how automated washing solutions for RPCs can help drive down costs within your operation. Hobart commercial and industrial washers can support your annual productivity improvement goals by creating greater washing consistency, delivering water and energy savings, and reducing labor and other manual-washing related expenses.  

Presenter

Tom Letizia
Business Development Manager
Hobart

Session Sponsor

Start

12:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

The New Pillar of Successful Reusable Packaging Program:  IoT

RM2 announced their new proprietary solution for maintenance-free track and trace monitoring of their Generation 3 BLOCKPAL pallet using AT&T's new LTE-M technology for connection to the Internet of Things (IoT).  RM2's ELIoT (Electronic Link to the Internet of Things) accurately identifies the BLOCKPAL's location through the supply chain, increasing visibility and security of products at the pallet level.

 

 

 

Presenter

Chris Gibbs
Head of Asset Management
RM2

Session Sponsor

Start

1:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Introduction to Worldcell (TM), a fully recyclable extruded polypropylene foam sheet

Get introduced to Worldcell TM, a fully recyclable extruded polypropylene foam sheet manufactured by Worldwide Foam, Ltd.  Learn about the properties of Worldcell TM and how the technology is used for reusable packaging.  This presentation will also review common materials used today for reusable products and explore future development and other packaging applications. 

Presenter

John Petrofsky
President
Worldwide Foam, Ltd.

Session Sponsor

Start

2:00 PM

Presentation

Members Only Document

Session Title

Panel:  Reusable Packaging Innovations for Retail Supermarkets

Reusable transport packaging in the retail supermarket sector has achieved a significant increase in use over the past decade.  The growth can be attributed to performance of the reusable packaging system resulting in benefits of product quality, cost-savings and reduced environmental footprint.  In addition, reusable product design innovations continue to drive change and open opportunities for more packaging reuse.  This session looks at the success factors and emerging technologies for reusable packaging in this rapidly changing market.

Panelists

Hillary Femal
Vice President Global Marketing
IFCO Systems

Tony Mosco
Vice President Sales
Polymer Logistics

Tim Debus
President & CEO
Reusable Packaging Association

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Bill Greetan
Sr Manager
Supply Chain Services
Walmart

David Rodgers
Vice President of Sales
Tosca Services

Session Sponsor

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Start

3:00 PM

Presentation

Members Only Document

 
Case Study Available Soon

Session Title

Presentation of the Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award

Cardinal Health is the winner of the 2016 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award.  Hear all about their approach with reusable packaging and the significant business and environmental impacts that earned them top honors in the reusable packaging industry.

 

Presenter

Chris Anderson
Director, Quality Systems
Cardinal Health

Session Sponsor

Start

4:00 PM

Reusable Packaging Industry

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