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RPA Reusables Learning Center Offers Informative Presentations for New and Veteran Users of Reusables

By June 1, 2014December 30th, 2020General

If you have an interest in reusable transport packaging solutions, you’ll want to attend the informative presentations at the Reusable Packaging Association’s Reusables Learning Center (RLC). The RLC is in the RPA booth 6866 on the show floor inside the Reusable Packaging Pavilion, con­ve­niently located in the Lake­side Build­ing of McCormick Place.

The sessions include Reusables 101 for companies just starting to explore the concept of reusables, end-user accounts by veteran users, and updates from suppliers. Attendees can also pick up an RPA study on end users’ experiences with reusables, and an electronic copy of the Reusables 101 presentation.

Major sponsors of RPA’s activities at PACK EXPO are IFCO, ORBIS Corporation, Rehrig Pacific, ICM and CHEP. Supporting sponsors are reLogistics, SSI Schaefer, Coroplast, APR Allen Plastics Repair, The Kennedy Group and pointGuard.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Noon – 12:45  RPA Keynote Session: Reusables 101: a complete guide to deploying reusables in your supply chain.


2:00 – 2:45      RPA Keynote Session: the Online Reusables Learning Center: learn how to access the reusable industry’s most in-depth library of content 24/7.


 Monday, November 3, 2014

9:45 – 10:00    Learning Center Welcome: Robert Engle, RPA Chairman

10:00 – 10:45  The Kennedy Group Tracking Reusable Containers Learn how to select the appropriate solution – identification nameplates, bar codes or RFID for your reusable packaging.  Presenters: Kevin Marrie and Nate Golebeske

11:00 – 11:45  ORBIS Corporation Optimize Global Shipments with Customized Dunnage Solutions. – Learn how today’s companies will reduce product damage in transit and improve packing densities across their entire global supply chain with custom dunnage, Presenter: Bob Petersen


Noon – 12:45  pointGUARD Pallet Protector Best Practices for Getting the Most Out of Your Wooden Pallet  – Ways to reduce pallet damage, pallet operation costs and pallet-related product damage for optimal reusable results.  Callen Cochran, Business Development Manager,United Pallet Services, pointGUARD Pallet Protector


1:00 – 1:45      Reusable Packaging Right-Sized:  How to Evaluate the Right Reusable Container for your Product’s Protection, Internal Handling, and Logistics, David R. McCulloch – Schaefer Systems International


2:00 – 2:45      Integrating Reusable Packaging within an Omni-Channel Supply Chain –  Today’s consumer is looking for seamless shopping experiences from retailers, from brick and mortar stores to web sites, mobile apps to direct mail and catalogs. Retailers are seeking ways to provide the right product, at the right time, in the right place….regardless of channel. Supply chain efficiency and visibility is critical for omni-channel applications. Learn how reusable totes and pallets can drive picking and fulfillment efficiencies, Andrea Nottestad, Senior Marketing Manager, ORBIS Corporation  


3:00 – 3:45     Solving Your Supply Chain Inefficiencies –  Learn how CHEP USA and its partners are using platform standardization and collaboration to creating cost saving efficiencies in their clients operations.

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 Tuesday, November 4, 2014

10:00 – 10:45  RPA Keynote Session: RPA 2014 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award Winners: learn how Svenksa Retursystem and Full Belly Farm gained cost savings and labor efficiencies with reusables.


11:00 – 11:45  IFCO RPC Wash Cycle Efficiency and Sanitation – cleanliness standards in your wash cycle – how to improve your processes.  Presenter: Paul Pederson, Director of Food Safety IFCO Systems

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Noon – 12:45  RPA Keynote Session: Reusables 101: a complete guide to deploying reusables in your supply chain

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Mobile Engagement Case Study – Rehrig Pacific’s custom solution for Pepsi: Learn how Rehrig Pacific’s Mobile Engagement Platform enabled Pepsi Bottling to bridge the gap between mobile marketing and real world marketplace by delivering targeted promotional content creating greater consumer interaction with the product.


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