Member Spotlight : Al Farrell, VP Asset Management, iGPS, Member RPA Board of Directors

RPA Editor: Describe the products and services that your company offers.

Farrell: iGPS provides the world’s leading companies with the most advanced and cost-efficient pallet-based solutions available today. The company’s lightweight, 100% recyclable plastic pallets and associated technologies yield dramatic savings in transport and production costs and provide new levels of operating efficiency, product security, platform hygiene and customer satisfaction.

RPA Editor: Describe the area of the supply chain where your products play a role

Farrell: FMCG, especially the grocery supply chain.

RPA Editor: Describe some of the challenges you see that impede companies from implementing reusable packaging.

Farrell: Insufficient knowledge concerning the benefits to both the environment and companies that utilize reusable packaging.

RPA Editor: Describe some of the successes you or your customers have had with implementing reusable packaging.

Farrell: Our customers experience significant savings from less product damage and lower transportation costs.

RPA Editor: What are the key changes you see happening in the reusable marketplace in the near future?

Farrell: Continued growth along with increased environmental sensitivity.

RPA Editor: What is your current position within the RPA?

Farrell: I am a member of the Board of Directors.

RPA Editor: What value do you personally hope to gain by being in a leadership role with the RPA?

Farrell: I hope it will further my focus on improved asset control and loss prevention of reusable packaging.

RPA Editor: What has your company gained from its membership in the RPA?

Farrell: We continue to learn best practices from fellow members.