Learning Center 2018

Products &

Markets

Sponsored by

Logistics &

Technologies

Sponsored by

Schedule as of October 8, 2018.

Monday, October 15

Track

RPA

Start

10:00 AM

End

10:45 AM

Session Title

Reuse Is Today’s Way for Transport Packaging

Single-use packaging and a throwaway culture have led to waste crises at global scale. Reusable packaging offers waste-preventing solutions with opportunities to improve economic and social conditions. Learn why a reusable packaging system is today’s way to transport goods in supply chains.

Presenter

Tim Debus
President & CEO
Reusable Packaging Association

Session Sponsor

Track

Products & Markets

Start

11:00 AM

End

11:45 AM

Session Title

Industry Panel:  Trends that are Taking Packaging to the Next Level in Today’s Automotive Supply Chain

The automotive industry has been a longstanding user of reusable packaging for the transport of parts from part suppliers to OEM assembly plants leveraging a closed and continuous loop in distribution during the lifecycle of a vehicle’s production. While great levels of conversion and optimization have been achieved with reusable packaging in automotive supply chains, many developments related to technology, asset management and transportation have spurred new thinking and approaches to packaging to meet future needs. Tapping into unmatched experience, this panel session assembles experts in packaging and distribution who will provide insights on the latest advancements and industry responses to trends in the automotive sector.

Panelists

Coming Soon

Panelists

Session

Sponsors

Track

Products & Markets

Start

12:00 PM

End

12:30 PM

Session Title

How to Get more out of your Automotive Packaging – Leveraging Services and Technology for Breakthrough Supply Chain Efficiency

Presenter

Scott Krebs
Marketing Manager
ORBIS Corporation

Session Sponsor

Track

Logistics & Technologies

Start

12:45 PM

End

1:30 PM

Session Title

Industry Panel:  Cleaning Technologies for Reusable Packaging

The reuse of transport packaging in food applications offers growing opportunities in the reductions of solid waste, food waste, supply chain costs and environmental impacts, while delivering high-quality foods to more satisfied consumers.  Today’s business of food distribution requires certainties behind the safe use of packaging and compliance to new food safety standards.  Therefore, the ability to effectively clean reusable packaging following each use is a critical step.  Learn from experts about the latest developments in equipment and processes designed to ensure the clean and safe reuse of transport packaging products.

Panelists

Paul Pederson
Vice President Food Safety & Meat-Dairy Supply Chain
Polymer Logistics

Bruce Michael
Director of Sales
Girton Manufacturing

Michael Wasson
Vice President Supply Chain & Operations
Tosca 

Panelists

Tom Letizia
Business Development Manager
Hobart

Morten Bielefeldt
Senior Vice President Sales & Service
Bruel Systems

Session

Sponsors

Track

Logistics & Technologies

Start

1:45 PM

End

2:15 PM

Session Title

Choosing the Right Plastic Pallet to Ensure a Clean and Safe Supply Chain

Ensuring a safe and clean supply chain is critical to today’s major food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies.  Inspections and ongoing compliance are standard in modern distribution. Now, in addition to choosing the right pallet design for the supply chain, understanding material options helps companies identify the right total solution to reduce risk. From FDA compliance to fire-retardant compliance to the need for detection in load inspections, materials can provide the added level of reliability and confidence required in today’s supply chains.  What You’ll Learn in this Session:
• Understand the compliance trends facing food, beverage and pharm processing plants
• Understand the benefits of reusable pallets in a plant or supply chain
• Learn about the latest in pallet materials available to meet the unique needs of your supply chain

Presenter

Ryan Roessler
Product Manager
ORBIS Corporation

Session Sponsor

Track

Products & Markets

Start

2:30 PM

End

3:00 PM

Session Title

CABKA: Discover Why We Lead in Pallets Made From Recycled Plastics

CABKA has been creating pallet solutions from recycled plastic for more than 35 years. Whether they are lightweight nestable pallets or heavy duty logistics pallets, the company is the global leader in pallets made from recycled plastics. The presentation will cover the market trends and elaborate about the industry growth drivers to utilize recycled plastics for plastic pallet and container systems.  Some best practices of reusable plastic pallet solutions that have been made out of recycled plastics will be presented including case studies and results from comparative life cycle analysis studies. Further some new product announcements will be made regarding innovative plastic pallet and container systems.

Presenter

Jean-Marc van Maren
Chief Product Officer
CABKA

Session Sponsor

Track

Products & Markets

Start

3:15 PM

End

4:00 PM

Session Title

Industry Panel:  Reusable Transport Packaging for the Healthcare Market

Hosted in partnership by Healthcare Packaging and the Reusable Packaging Association, this industry panel offers expert perspectives on the opportunities for the reuse of transport packaging in the distribution of pharmaceutical and medical products through healthcare supply chains.

Panelists

Keren Sookne
Director of Editorial Content
Healthcare Packaging, PMMI Media Group

Jason Amatangelo
Director Business Development
AMATECH

Panelists

Justin Schroeder
Senior Executive Director Global Marketing
PCI Pharma Services

Bill McMahon
Director Business Development
Menasha Packaging

Session

Sponsors

Tuesday, October 16

Track

Logistics & Technologies

Start

9:30 AM

End

10:15 AM

Session Title

Industry Panel:  Asset Technologies for Reusable Transport Packaging

The identification, monitoring and tracking of reusable transport packaging products are highly-valued functions for the movement of goods, including inventory management, quality control and asset recovery. Rapid technology advancements – from barcode labeling to radio-frequency identification (RFID) to Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity – are offering enormous potential in supply chain visibility and new breakthroughs in data collection and use. Learn about the latest trends and developments associated with the deployment of technologies for reusable packaging products.

Panelists

Shawn Stockman
Director Business Solutions
ReturnCenter

Eric Hass
General Manager
Xtreme RFID

Panelists

Dave Horvat
CEO
Real Time Intelligence

Salim Baltagi
Senior Vice President Operations
Polymer Logistics

Session

Sponsors

Track

Logistics & Technologies

Start

10:30 AM

End

11:00 AM

Session Title

How to Create Sustainability in the International Supply Chain

Presenter

Jason Adlam
Vice President New Business Development
CHEP

Session Sponsor

Track

Logistics & Technologies

Start

11:15 AM

End

12:00 PM

Session Title

Industry Panel:  Recycled Content for Reusable Transport Packaging

Recycling is a vital activity in the management of waste, but current political and market forces are challenging recycling economics and viabilities. Reusable transport packaging products like pallets, bins and containers are in a unique position to utilize and extend the useful life of recycled materials for their re-manufacture, offering a valued market for industrial and post-consumer recyclables. This panel examines the current state of recycling and explores opportunities for reusable packaging to serve as a market solution advancing the circular economy principles for material management.

Panelists

Jean-Marc van Maren
Chief Product Officer
CABKA

Aaron Goulet
Account Manager
APR Allen Plastics Repair

Panelists

Gobi Saha
President
Kal-Polymers

Tony Moucachen
CEO
Merlin Plastics

Session

Sponsors

Track

Products & Markets

Start

12:15 PM

End

12:45 PM

Session Title

Enabling Late Stage Customization with Reusable Packaging

Late stage customization is key to efficiently and effectively meeting the chaotic demands of both brick and mortar and eCommerce retail channels.  As customization of consumer goods continues to grow year after year, learn how reusable packaging can enable an agile, cost effective, and sustainable supply chain without having to completely disrupt a manufacturing network.

Presenter

Kevin Hall
Director Business Development
Menasha Packaging

Session Sponsor

Track

Products & Markets

Start

1:00 PM

End

1:45 PM

Session Title

Industry Panel:  Reusable Transport Packaging for the Retail Market

A reusable transport packaging system offers significant advantages to the retail sector, from product sourcing through point-of-sale, by delivering benefits in key areas such as product protection and quality, handling and merchandising, and waste prevention. But the complexities of the retail supply chain can pose unique challenges in optimizing the system performance. Learn from experts about reusable packaging in retail operations, the latest innovations and trends for reusable packaging at retail, and tips on getting the most out of your packaging system.

Panelists

Bryan Tate
Vice President Category Management
IFCO Systems North America

Bob Albright
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Schoeller Allibert

Panelists

Mike Newman
CEO
Returnity

Tim Debus
President & CEO
Reusable Packaging Association

Session

Sponsors

Track

Products & Markets

Start

2:00 PM

End

2:30 PM

Session Title

Cost Reduction Through Reusable Distribution Packaging

Learn how reusable boxes made from corrugated polypropylene are displacing paper corrugated boxes as a viable, lower cost alternative to conventional packaging methods. Reusable systems are environmentally more friendly and sustainable than single-use systems, lowering energy consumption, green house gas emissions, and solid waste by over 80%.

Presenter

Fred Dowd
President
Technology Container Corp.

Session Sponsor

Track

RPA

Start

3:00 PM

End

4:00 PM

Session Title

Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award Program

The winners of the 2018 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award will receive their Excellence trophies and present their award-winning case studies. 

Presenters

Andrae Kirkland
Sr. Manager, Business Process Excellence
Anheuser-Busch InBev

John McCurdy
Vice President Commercial Development
DS Smith Plastics

Session Sponsor