RPA Virtual Learning Center at PACK EXPO Connects - Schedule

The RPA Virtual Learning Center takes place online November 9-12, 2020.

Schedule as of August 19, 2020

Monday, November 9

Time - Central

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Sponsor

11:30 - 11:45 am CT

Optimizing Store and Warehouse Operations for E-Commerce

The consumer e-commerce trend has dramatically exploded over the past year. The trend has caused major challenges for retailers trying to meet consumer demand and transformed store and warehouse operations. As retailers race to develop new processes and systems for e-commerce, they are confronted with new challenges, from quick and accurate order picking to limited storage and staging space. Attend to learn how to optimize stores and warehouses with reusable packaging (totes, pallets and bins) for efficient e-commerce operations.

Key Take-Aways:
-  Consumer e-commerce market trends
-  E-commerce operation challenges in stores and warehouses
-  Strategies for designing efficient store and warehouse operations for e-commerce

Andrea Nottestad
Senior Product Manager
Retail Supply Chain

12:30 - 12:45 pm CT

Get the Most Out of Your IBC: How Incorporating a Liner will Maximize the Reusability of your Container

CDF Corporation is the leading producer of liners for drums, pails, bag-in-box, and intermediate bulk containers. Our flexible packaging operations rely heavily on innovation, cutting-edge technology and materials, and manufacturing expertise. Everything we do is about customer problem-solving. In today's discussion, Jim Gillis will discuss how incorporating CDF's IBC liners can maximize your IBC asset. He'll discuss how a liner can reduce cleaning costs, maximize the evacuation of valuable products, and improve your IBC turnaround time, ensuring you get the most out of your asset. We'll be discussing three product offered by CDF: The Defender™ Liner for Stainless Steel Totes, The Air-Assist®, and the Form-Fit® liners for collapsible & corrugate IBCs.

Jim Gillis
Market Development & Key Account Manager

Tuesday, November 10

Time - Central

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Presenter
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11:30 - 11:45 am CT

Best Practices for Reusable, Plastic Pallet Selection

The efficient storage and transportation of palletized product is key to designing an effective and economical supply chain. Reusable, plastic pallets are a sustainable, robust solution ideal for a variety of applications and industries. There are numerous factors to consider during the pallet selection process, from rack and load type to automation equipment and temperature. Attend to learn the best practices for selecting the right plastic pallet for your unique application and environment.

Key Take-Aways:
-  Benefits of reusable, plastic pallets
-  Top factors for plastic pallet selection

Alison Zitzke
Senior Product Manager
Retail Supply Chain


Bob Nussbaum
Director of Product Development

12:30 - 12:45 pm CT

Implementing Packaging Sustainability Across the Entire Supplier/End-User Spectrum.

"Packaging sustainability" is not simply a buzz phrase that sound good as a company mission statement. Sustainability can promote a circular economy, protect resources, and reduce costs. However, sustainability cannot be a one-sided relationship. You can truly implement packaging sustainability across the entire spectrum of your supplier/end-user relationships with “returnable transport packaging”. But how do you get there? We explore these ideas, along with examples of what not to do, with Maciej Sawicki, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Schoeller Allibert USA, based on his experiences growing up in Poland behind the Iron Curtain where the market conditions have not always been sustainability driven.

Maciej Sawicki
Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Bulk Team

Wednesday, November 11

Time - Central

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11:30 - 11:45 am CT

PlastiCorr – Your Brown Box Replacement

Make the switch to a fully reusable all-plastic box for inbound packaging and finished goods packaging applications in your supply chain. PlastiCorr® is a drop-in replacement for your current box. In this session, ORBIS will address how this solution drives ROI for today’s CPGs. We will also cover other benefits including sustainability and hygienics.

Key Take-Aways:
-  Learn about PlastiCorr features
-  Understand how it works in automated packaging lines
-  Understand the best applications for PlastiCorr

Chris Shepard
Business Development Manager

12:30 - 12:45 pm CT

Compliance and planning got us through the pandemic. Learn how.

The Food industry in the US lost nearly 120 billion dollars during the pandemic due to loss of operations, team member sickness, and changing customer demands. With the complexity of the food supply chain the risk of another pandemic, bio-security incident, or other interruptions will continue to be a threat. Planning for crisis and implementing business continuity planning is a key part of food safety management systems and compliance. With programs like these Tosca and our reusables are ideally placed to meet customer needs, keep team members safe, and see total business growth.

Aubree Duncan
Director of Food Safety

Thursday, November 12

Time - Central

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Presenter
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11:30 - 11:45 am CT

12:30 - 12:45 pm CT

Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award