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PACK EXPO Conference Session Presentations Now Available

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is making available content from four informative sessions conducted at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas. The sessions were designed to provide reusable packaging end users with helpful information about implementing and managing reusable products in their supply chains. Presenters included RPA members and supply chain professionals from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Coca Cola and Alpha Bakery.

Reusables 102 — Implementing a Sustainable Reusable Transport Packaging System — This two-part session is the second piece of a four-part curriculum under development by the Reusable Packaging Association to help end users make better informed decisions about moving to reusable packaging solutions in the supply chain.

Part 1 – The Alignment Process

Moderator:      Jerry Welcome, RPA President
Presenters:     Bob Klimko
Director of Marketing
ORBIS Corporation

Monday RPA session Welcome-Klimko slides

Vellay Kannappen
Director of Supply Chain Planning
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Monday session – Vellay Kannappen Ghirardelli Re-usable slides

Part 2 – Financial Decisions for Success

Presenters:           Drew Merrill
Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning
Container and Pooling Solutions, Inc.

Andy DeWitt
Business Analyst

Monday second session Drew-Andy presentation

See related articles:

Mapping Reusables Into Your Supply Chain
Tracking Systems and Models for Reusable Assets

Gerry Vetter
Director, Supply Chain and Procurement
BYB Brands, Inc

Vetter presentation

Managing and Protecting your Reusable Packaging Assets — This two-part program is designed to help end users of reusable packaging better understand the issue of product loss and how to develop systematic approaches to better manage their valuable reusable resources. From a simple paper-and-pencil accounting system to complex RFID solutions, managing a company’s reusable assets is an important part of the supply chain process. This two-part session features presentations, an end user panel discussion, and best practices case studies to help users minimize the theft or loss of their valuable assets.

Part 1 – Overview – Accounting for your Reusable Assets

Presenter:      Keith Schall
Director Business Systems & Technology
Container and Pooling Solutions, Inc.

Tuesday morning RPA – Keith Schall (2)

Part 2 – The User Experience

Moderator:      Bob Klimko,
ORBIS Corporation

Pat Kennedy, Vice President
The Kennedy Group

Reducing Loss In Bakery With Asset Tracking – 9-26-11 pptx final

Special Video Presentation – Bob McGuire
Vice president, Logistics
Alpha Baking Company

To view Alpha Bakery video presentation

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