Learning Center 2019

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Located in the Upper South Hall

Reusable Packaging Pavilion, Booth #7900

Schedule as of September 12, 2019.

Monday, September 23

Start

11:00 AM

End

11:20 AM

Session Title

Today’s Automotive Supply Chain Disruptors and How They Impact Packaging

Today’s global automotive supply chain is evolving at a rapid rate, from ramped up electric vehicle production to more supply chain visibility for optimized global part shipments. The automotive industry has relied on reusable packaging for part shipments for decades and as it evolves, so do the packaging requirements. With trends towards more electric sensitive parts to lithium-ion batteries, planning part packaging for your next vehicle launch is more important than ever.
What You’ll Learn in this Session:
 -  Understand the packaging materials available for electric sensitive parts and lithium-ion batteries
 -  Understand when custom packaging makes sense for your application

Presenter

Scott Krebs
Marketing Manager
ORBIS Corporation

Session Sponsor

Start

11:30 AM

End

11:50 AM

Session Title

Best Practices in Managing Returnable Container Fleets in the Global Automotive Industry

For today’s OEMs and tier suppliers, having the right packaging at the right place at the right time is critical to successful operations. Join ORBIS and Magna to hear how Magna utilizes container management to increase visibility, improve tote utilization, and optimize the return of reusable packaging in the supply chain.
What You’ll Learn in this Session:
-  Understanding of the total cost of ownership equation for reusable packaging
-  The factors that need to be included in a ROI assessment (i.e maintenance/repairs, return logistics, tracking, loss prevention, etc.)
-  Understanding the challenges of packaging management in a typical automotive supply chain loop
-  The benefits that can be realized through dedicated reusable packaging management

Presenter

Phil Biga
Senior Manager, Market Strategy
ORBIS Corporation

Bridget Grewal
Director of Packaging Continuous Improvement
Magna International

Session Sponsor

Start

12:00 PM

End

1:30 PM

Session Title

Explore the Reusable Packaging Pavilion and 35 RPA Member Exhibitors

During this time show attendees can meet with exhibitors and discover reusable packaging solutions.  The RPA film crew will take a break from the Learning Center and capture the surrounding engagement and energy inside the Pavilion.  

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Start

1:30 PM

End

1:50 PM

Session Title

Reusable Packaging Containers Role in the Blockchain Era

In this session, one of AIM’s traceability experts will discuss how you get transparency throughout the supply chain and what the role of reusable packaging containers is in that process.

Presenter

Jeanne Duckett
AIM Member
Manager, Technology Development
Printers Systems Division | RBIS at Avery Dennison

Session Sponsor

Start

2:00 PM

End

2:20 PM

Session Title

The Delivery System that Delivers ROI

Deliver your products faster, safer, and more efficiently with a proven system that delivers an ROI to your business. Learn how we recreated the traditional way products are delivered, from the ground up, to drive cost savings and increase safety.

Presenter

Jeremy Wicks
Beer, Wine, and Spirits
Industry Manager
Rehrig Pacific Company

Session Sponsor

Start

2:30 PM

End

2:50 PM

Session Title

Industry Panel:  Reusable Packaging in a Circular Economy

A circular economy is an economic model that designs waste out of the supply chain, extends the utility of products at their highest value, and restores biological ecosystems.  Learn why reusable packaging systems are the most preferred approach to achieve circularity and how systems of reuse will deliver superior, value-added results in the distribution of goods.

Panelists

Jean-Marc van Maren
Chief Product Officer
CABKA

Holly Maher
Dir. Emerging Markets
Rehrig Pacific

Panelists

Ben Waterman
Business Development
Monoflo International

Tim Debus
President & CEO
RPA

Session Sponsors

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Tuesday, September 24

Start

11:00 AM

End

11:20 AM

Session Title

Why Reusable Packaging Systems Are Today's Way To Transport Products

Global trends and business interests all favor the reuse of transport packaging for the distribution of goods.  Learn why these market forces for reusable packaging systems are creating new growth opportunities and improving the performance of supply chains.

Presenter

Tim Debus
President & CEO
Reusable Packaging Association

Session Sponsor

Start

11:30 AM

End

11:50 AM

Session Title

Industry Panel:  Asset Technologies for Reusable Packaging

The Reusable Packaging Association is publishing a white paper on technologies for the identification, monitoring and tracking of reusable packaging products.  Learn from panelists about this industry report, perspectives on technology applications and trends for reusable packaging, and insights on what the future holds for value-added technology features.

Panelists

Shawn Stockman
Dir. Business Solutions
ReturnCenter

Gail Peter Wong
Product Manager
AT&T IoT

Panelists

David Kalan
Vice President
Paxxal Inc.

Ernest Wood
Operations Manager
C2it

Session Sponsors

Session Sponsor

Start

12:00 PM

End

12:20 PM

Session Title

Live Shelf-life Monitoring for Better Cold Chain Management

Presenter

Jackie Goodman
Infratab Inc.

Session Sponsor

Start

12:30 PM

End

12:50 PM

Session Title

How to Win With an Open System

Out of Scandinavia comes SmartRetur, a market leading and technologically driven reusable packaging logistics company. With its unique live “banking platform” it allows its clients to fully control and manage all their packaging inventory, regardless of format, origin or standard. SmartRetur shows how opening up leads to higher profits for its clients through more environmentally friendly solutions.

Presenter

Tom Romanich
SmartRetur

Session Sponsor

Start

1:00 PM

End

1:20 PM

Session Title

Global Leader In Pallets Made From Recycled Plastics

Reusable plastic pallets made out of recycled post-consumer plastics do not only solve several environmental problems but also bring significant economic benefits to supply chains under pressure.  Discover why CABKA is the global leader in pallets made from recycled plastics and how we convert post-consumer plastic packaging waste into new generations of reusable plastic pallet systems.

Presenter

Jean-Marc van Maren
Chief Product Officer
CABKA

Session Sponsor

Start

1:30 PM

End

1:50 PM

Session Title

Driving Down Costs & Eliminating Paper Dust with Reusable Packaging

Technology Container Corp. (TCC) will explain how to identify Cost Saving, Reusable Packaging Opportunities within an organization. Reusable Packaging made from plastic resin does not particulate like paper corrugated. Industries like Pharmaceuticals who want to reduce paper dust in their operations can learn how to reduce particulates utilizing dust-free packaging.

Presenter

Fred Dowd
President

Session Sponsor

Start

2:30 PM

End

2:50 PM

Session Title

New Products, New Solutions: Innovative Ways to Transport Cargo, Handle Materials & Safely Store Products

For more than four decades, TriEnda has led the way in material handling and cargo solutions and partners with companies seeking to reduce damage and efficiently and hygienically move and store product. Continuous product development is key to successfully engineering products and solutions that keep goods safe, secure, and damage-free. Learn about the latest technologies and innovations, including the first rackable, nestable pallet, a state-of-the-art anti-skid solution, and explore other ways to decrease in-transit load shift.

Presenter

Nate Franck
Vice President Sales & Marketing

Session Sponsor

Start

3:00 PM

End

4:00 PM

Session Title

Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award Program

Congratulations to The Kroger Company and Polymer Logistics for winning the 2019 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award.  They will receive their Excellence trophies and present their award-winning case study. 

Presenter

Joe O'Connor
Supply Chain Process Change Manager at Kroger

Paul Pederson
SVP Food Safety, Meat & Dairy Supply Chain

Session Sponsor