UnPACKed with PMMI

UnPACKed with PMMI

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September 16, 2020 17 min

As someone who has covered the food and beverage industry for over 30 years, editor-in-chief of ProFood World magazine Joyce Fassl was our obvious first stop to help us sort through the COVID-19 clutter and news, and tell us what’s really going on with food processing during the pandemic. Are they safe? Are they all shutting down because of virus spread? What are the plants doing to keep our workers and our food supply safe?

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September 8, 2020 25 min

Part two of this UnPACKed with PMMI series offers a very compelling case for making economic sense out of sustainability at any packaging operation. Graham Packaging’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Tracee Auld joins the podcast for a one-on-one discussion on how the global packaging giant is managing its ambitious sustainability goals, including a pledge to make its full line of packaging 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compost...

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September 1, 2020 18 min

During a period in time when new challenges arise daily, concerns around the global pursuit of environmental sustainability could have—and can still—fall by the wayside. This two-part series of UnPACKed with PMMI podcasts provides a look at the overarching effect of a global pandemic on packaging sustainability as well as how one major packaging company is managing its ambitious sustainability goals. Donna Ritson, president of DDR ...

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Even before the pandemic, healthcare, and the ability to obtain good healthcare, was always a hot-button, headline-making issue. Affordable healthcare and maintaining a healthy workforce is crucial for any business and represents one of the leading factors potential employees seek when job hunting. With that in mind, PMMI and NAM, The National Association of Manufacturers, collaborated to offer Fortune-500 level benefits to compani...

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August 3, 2020 16 min

Wondering how the packaging and processing OEM community is acclimating during the pandemic? Stephanie Neil, editor-in-chief of OEM Magazine, returns to the podcast, this time on the other side of the microphone, and discusses how OEMs can push through or even get ahead during an economic recession. Her background as a long time contributor to Automation World also helps her identify control systems and technologies impacting today...

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Year after year, IoPP, the Institute of Packaging Professionals, reports salary data and trends in the packaging industry gathered through their Salary Survey. In order to understand the findings, especially after the uncertainty of the first half of 2020, Matt Reynolds, editor, Packaging World, joins the podcast to break down the details on employment status, educational factors, future career prospects and more.

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With many rapid changes going on in the healthcare sector these days, Keren Sookne, director of editorial content for Healthcare Packaging makes her podcast debut to bring a targeted perspective on what has been happening so far in 2020 in healthcare packaging and the life sciences industries. Apropos of the times, the discussion features an in depth look at the many ways COVID-19 has dominated the space with PPE shortages, testing...

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As one of the industries that remained in operation during the past four months, packaging and processing companies are seeing not only an increase in production, but also in the need for skilled workers. Unfortunately, the demand for trained labor comes during a time period when manufacturers were already having a hard time filling positions on their operations teams.  Join Delkor Systems' Patty Andersen and Hennepin Technical...

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As someone who has been on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic, Josh Becker, senior manager, packaging systems, The Hershey Company, joins the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast to share the customer perspective on how Hershey has been handling visits from suppliers, training and service issues during this time. As an essential business that remained open though out the pandemic, Becker also offers some best practices Hershey has learned...

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Nothing brings our industry together like PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. In this episode of UnPACKED with PMMI Laura Thompson, VP, Trade Shows at PMMI provides an update on the status of November’s show, and why it is more important than ever for exhibitors and attendees to take advantage of the connections and opportunity it provides.

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Matt Neuberger, President and CEO of Neuberger & Company, shares his insights on adapting to meet customer needs while maintaining empathy during a time when many salespeople aren’t even sure what the right time is to reach out to customers. Hear tips on revamping professional selling virtually in order to reach customers flexibly during these changing times.

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During this time, typical industry training has had to adapt to fit new safety guidelines. In this UnPACKed with PMMI podcast episode, NancyCobb, President and owner of Partners in Possibilities, Inc. and PMMI Certified Training Instructor explains what is happening now in training and how members and their customers can expect to experience trainings as they prepare for states and countries to slowly emerge from the pandemic.

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As states in the U.S. and countries overseas begin to slowly reopen, Amcor continues to deal with the constantly evolving state of worldwide business. Amcor’s Vice President Jim Keith who leads global strategies related to health, safety and environmental affairs for the company’s 35,000+ global employees, joins UnPACKed with PMMI to offer best practices for strategically opening business at home and abroad. 

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From the earliest days of the pandemic, PMMI’s Vice President of Market Development, Jorge Izquierdo and his team have kept tabs on the industry with weekly pulse surveys, monthly purchasing indexes and most recently, provided guidance on the economic future via webinars. PMMI’s data reveals that while times may be challenging at the moment, the situation is manageable for your business and the future holds promise for the packagin...

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During a time shrouded in negativity, Kevin Mauger joins the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast to share how the culture he has created as president of NCC is carrying the company through this once-in-a-lifetime situation. Rather than focusing on the obvious issues the world is facing, he shines a light on the collective will of our industry to come together and push through.

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Typically a segment of the industry that is built around adapting and evolving through changing conditions, UnPACKed with PMMI sat down with The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers managing director Ron Puvak to see how CPA and its members are navigating the current climate.

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Patty Andersen, vice president of Human Resources & After Market Services for Delkor Systems, Inc. and PMMI’s vice chair, joins the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast to speak on her company’s efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of staff, how they have reassured employees that they have their best interests at heart and how other HR representatives can secure aid via the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In fact, as a ma...

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Keeping business operations running smoothly and efficiently during COVID-19 is a priority in manufacturing – but just as important (and perhaps not as frequently discussed) are human resources issues. Answers to hot button topics like employee fears on financial stability and health and safety differ based on state and even federal guidance. David Parker, vice president, Human Resources, Duravant, joins UnPACKed with PMMI to offer...

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During the COVID-19 crisis, the one topic that comes up as often as washing your hands and social distancing, is remote monitoring. As facilities are forced to put their clamps on visitors, companies on both sides of the table are turning to remote methods of doing business. In packaging and processing machinery, that means augmented or virtual reality and remote monitoring. Spencer Cramer, CEO, Ei3 Corporation, joins the podcast t...

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As the pandemic continues to impact lives daily, PMMI is using its channels to offer insights and reinforce that we are in this together. In this episode, the podcast heads north to investigate how ever-changing mandates are affecting the Canadian market, and provide observations that apply to manufacturing across North America. BellatRx Inc.President Alan Shuhaibar and Mpac Langen Sales Director of Americas, Ian Borrell share how ...

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