RPA Presents Session On Reusable Packaging At Pack Expo

Pack Expo workshop will teach attendees about the value of switching to reusable solutions in their supply chain.

Arlington, VA: The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is hosting a workshop at Pack Expo that will give attendees a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of developing an effective reusable packaging strategy for their companies’ supply chains.

The educational session, “RPA’s Fundamentals of Reusable Packaging Workshop”, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. in McCormick Place South Build­ing, Level 5, Meet­ing Room S-505b.

The workshop presenters, comprised of RPA members, have firsthand experience with developing reusable packaging solutions for all types of businesses and markets. The workshop is targeted to serious packaging professionals and to persons charged with investigating cost-effective supply chain alternatives that can deliver bottom line results and provide sustainable business solutions.

“Experienced industry experts are presenting this workshop to help show attendees learn more about the value of switching to reusable solutions in their supply chain operations,” says Jon Kalin, RPA Chairman of the Board, and Sales and Marketing Manager for Rehrig Pacific. “The workshop will provide an in-depth look at the fundamentals of assessing whether reusable packaging is the right fit for a company’s financial, social and environmental sustainability efforts. This is the critical first step for building a case for the use of reusables.”

In addition to assessment, the workshop will cover the initial phase of implementing a reusable packaging strategy. This phase is referred to as “Concept Understanding” and includes basic definitions, reusable supply chain modeling, financing alternatives and asset management.

“Anyone who is serious about investigating cost-effective supply chain alternatives will benefit from the knowledge and practical experience that will be shared at this workshop,” says Jerry Welcome, President, RPA.

The workshop is complimentary; however attendees must register in order to attend. More information about registration will be announced shortly. Also, participants can add their names to the registration list by sending an e-mail to info@reusables.org. Please include name, company, title and e-mail address so that RPA can confirm registration. Registered workshop attendees also will be invited to a special networking reception following the workshop. Registered guests will receive a special invitation by e-mail with the registration confirmation.