Sustainable Solutions Theater at ProMat 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

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1:00 PM

Presentation

RPA Members-Only Document

Session Title

Reusable Packaging for a Sustainable Supply Chain

Reusable packaging systems continue to expand as a preferred means to achieve both performance and sustainability in the transport of goods through supply chains. Learn why reuse is the circular solution for sustainable transport packaging and how industry trends and technology developments are creating reuse opportunities in the future.

Presenter

Tim Debus
President & CEO
Reusable Packaging Association

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2:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Sustainable Distribution Center Design

When REI made the choice to build the most sustainable distribution center in the world, they also committed to sharing how it was done. The integrated design approach created a unique collaborative approach that stretched the imagination of what was possible. Whether challenging the energy modelling of MHE to scale the solar system or challenging what employee comfort means in a desert environment REI and their partners overcame the obstacles and achieved the design goals. REI is committed to open sourcing of the facility design and will share how a vision became reality.

Presenter

Rick Bingle
Vice President Supply Chain
REI

Bill Best
Divisional VP Supply Chain Operations
REI

 

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Start

3:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

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

This session examines 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

Mohammad Ansari
Senior Manager Global Product Developments
CHEP North America

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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10:15 AM

Presentation

Session Title

Panel:  Automation Trends in Reusable Packaging

A panel of experts will discuss trends and advancements in automation technology and equipment for the handling of reusable transport packaging products. Learn how the automation opportunity for reusable packaging is impacting product design, packing operations, supply chain distribution and warehouse flow of goods.

Panelists

Mike Ellis
President & CEO
ASME Consulting

Morten Bielefeldt
Senior VP Sales & Service
Bruel Systems

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Greg Alesci
National Account Manager
ORBIS Corporation

Dave Simpson
Executive Sales Manager
Schaefer Systems

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Start

11:00 AM

Presentation

Session Title

Unlocking One-Touch Omni-Channel Distribution

REI's vision for their new facility in Arizona extended beyond sustainability and asked “What if technology could enable picking and order assembly in one-touch?” REI then identified partners who were energized by the challenge and pursued the solution. REI will review how this vision became real in Arizona by integrating mature technologies in a new way that resets the notion of omni-channel distribution.  

Presenter

REI

Session Sponsor

Start

12:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Selecting the Right Reusable Bulk Packaging Solution For Your Supply Chain

As supply chains become more global, the way companies move and ship product is changing rapidly. Factors like trip distance, footprint, payload, handling requirements, packaging material and labeling requirements are all critical when making packaging decisions. Attend this session to learn how to identify the most important factors for your business and select the right bulk packaging option for your application.

 

 

 

Presenter

Sean Momsen
Product Manager
ORBIS Corporation

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Start

1:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions for Asset Management

“Why You Need IoT in Your Operations” - AT&T and RM2 take you on a journey through the supply chain via the lens of IoT Technology.  Learn about ways to optimize your supply chain management by collecting and using data from your own assets. Topics will include cutting costs by eliminating waste and unnecessary steps in supply chain, reducing resources needed to manage your assets/supply chain, preventing lost merchandise or delays in delivery before they happen.

Presenter

Cindy Goodman
IoT Business Development Manager
AT&T Mobility Services

David Kalan
Senior VP, Marketing & Business Development
RM2

Session Sponsor

Start

2:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Investing in Solar Energy

Commercial rooftop solar systems have become the new wave in the solar industry. Many commercial and industrial rooftop owners are finding their unused rooftop space can be converted into solar power plants that contribute significantly to their business bottom line. This session will cover the major steps involved in delivering a solar system to your commercial or industrial roof top.

Presenter

Michael Wegecsanyi
Senior Director Business Development C&I
Canadian Solar (USA), Inc

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Start

3:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Sustainability Trends Within Supply Chain Management

Consumers today are very concerned about the impact products; services and the companies who produce them have on the greater world. Commercial buyers and end user consumers are looking for independent third party assurances regarding the health and safety of a specific product as well as detailed information on the supply chain that created that product. This session will focus on addressing trends within sustainable supply chain management, third party reporting/certification and environmental, health product declarations.

 

Presenter

Lisa Geason-Bauer
Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer
Eco-Latch Systems, LLC

Session Sponsor

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Start

10:15 AM

Presentation

Session Title

Cut Reusable Packaging Losses Using Smart Logistics

How many of your reusables never get returned?  Learn how ReturnCenter applies smart reverse logistics technologies to reduce or eliminate packaging asset losses. See how cloud-based tools connect all parties to a common set of data for maximum visibility, accountability and control.

Presenters

Steve Andon
CEO
ReturnCenter

Shawn Stockman
Director Business Solutions
ReturnCenter

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Start

11:00 AM

Presentation

Session Title

Teaming Returnable Solutions with Automation

Understanding the value proposition of combining automation with rigid returnable containers.  Explore the operational benefits and execution strategies that can be implemented to meet various business case scenarios.

Presenter

Mike Chiado
President of the Americas
Utz Group

Session Sponsor

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Start

12:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Selecting the Right Hygienic Pallet for your Food Processing Plant

Cleanliness and hygiene are critical to today’s food plants. Learn how plastic pallets can be a hygienic solution for handling, storing and moving product throughout the supply chain, from the processing plant to retail distribution.  We will take a look at the important characteristics of hygienic pallets and how they can support your sanitation and food safety efforts. From pallet material to design to daily usage in your facility, you will learn how hygienic plastic pallets can support your sanitation and food safety efforts.  Attend this session to learn what the newest food industry trends and how plastic pallets can support your supply chain and logistics goals, while driving cleanliness in your plant.

Presenters

Ryan Roessler
Product Manager
ORBIS Corporation

Curt Most
Global Pallet Solutions Manager
ORBIS Corporation

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Start

1:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

The Reuse of Corrugated Plastic Boxes To Achieve a Sustainable, High-Performing and Low-Cost Supply Chain

Corrugated plastic boxes have a long history of use in the handling and transportation of goods, and this packaging continues to offer sustainable solutions in modern day supply chains and automated facilities.  Learn how the latest design and technology advancements of corrugated plastic boxes are reducing waste, saving money and protecting products in a reusable packaging system.

Presenter

Fred Dowd
President
Technology Container Corp

Session Sponsor

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Start

2:00 PM

Presentation

Session Title

Labeling Standard for Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs)

The labeling of reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for perishable food applications require specific materials and processes to meet regulatory, customer and container sanitation requirements. In 2016 RPA members developed a revised set of specifications and a recommended vendor list for RPC labeling to improve performance and consistency. This session outlines the updated RPC labeling standard and offers guidance to the industry to achieve compliance and best practices.

Presenter

Paul Pederson
VP Protein & Dairy Supply Chain and Food Safety
Polymer Logistics
Chair, RPA Food & Beverage Committee

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