UnPACKed with PMMI

UnPACKed with PMMI

UnPACKed with PMMI shares the latest packaging and processing industry insights, research and innovations to help you advance your business.

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August 3, 2022 13 min

As a television host on the History Channel and a New York Times, best-selling author of dozens of fiction and non-fiction books, unPACKed with PMMI guest Brad Meltzger has crafted a career telling stories. He has learned that everyday interactions with people can and are often extraordinary and a noteworthy part of each person’s history. Packaging and processing includes creating and ensuring the receipt of what most would conside...

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It’s easy for older generations to forget that Millennials are not as young as they think they are, with some already in their 40s with established careers in management and leadership roles. Since it’s no secret that Millennials do things differently than their Baby Boomer and Gen X predecessors, organizational changes must happen now as this next generation continues to take charge. PMMI Executive Leadership Conference speaker Ja...

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Much of how society thinks about each generation is made up and not data-driven, according to UnPACKed with PMMI guest and Executive Leadership Conference speaker Dr. Jessica Kriegel. This Workplace Culture Expert explains how to avoid putting people in generational and stereotypical boxes at work. Instead, she provides guidance for fostering a culture that creates an environment where people want to work for you because, as we all...

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The pharmaceutical white paper from PMMI Business Intelligence explores the trends shaping the future of pharmaceutical processing and packaging. This episode of unPACKed with PMMI takes a deep dive into the white paper with Donna Ritson, President of DDR Communications. Ritson discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted pharmaceutical production and how that disruption affected the industry. She also highlights that, more than e...

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June 7, 2022 15 min

The End of Line Equipment Report from the PMMI Business Intelligence Committee details the major trends shaping the EoL machinery market and how OEMs and suppliers can better position themselves and their products in the market. Today we chat with longtime friend of the podcast and president of DDR Communications Donna Ritson about her key messages to glean from this report.

Check out the report here: 2021 End-of-Line Equipment: Pur...

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Not only does PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network bring together CPGs and OEMs to develop best practices and protocols for free industry adoption, but it also serves as a resource for tackling more significant industry issues. This UnPACKed with PMMI episode revisits women in manufacturing with Lisa Rathburn, VP of engineering at T. Marzetti Company and active member of OpX Leadership Network and the Packaging & Processing Women’s Le...

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A foray into advising manufacturers on proper lean methodologies in their operations grew into a book about not only lean manufacturing but building inclusive and diverse cultures. OEM Editor Stephanie Neil discusses the book “Steel Toes and Stilettos” with authors Kathy Miller and Shannon Karels, complete with advice for women on navigating a career in manufacturing.

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UnPACKed with PMMI puts a bow on PACK EXPO East and turns its eyes to PACK EXPO International 2022. ProFood World’s Aaron Hand and Packaging World’s Matt Reynolds discuss trends coming out of PACK EXPO East that the industry should be preparing to see in Chicago. Hand delves into packaging and processing software that engages with employees, offering feedback that reinforces users and ensures they are aware that they are valued as ...

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UnPACKed with PMMI continues its look back at PACK EXPO East with PMMI Media Group’s Automation Guru Dave Greenfield from Automation World and Packaging World’s Natalie Craig. The pair highlight exciting machinery finds from the show floor, ideal for emerging brands looking to make their first inroads into packaging via form/fill/seal. Greenfield also breaks down the emergence of automation software as a tool for everything from de...

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Most PACK EXPO Forum sessions involve discussions on trends or issues that need addressing in the packaging and processing industry. Each day, as a bonus to attendees, Sean Riley sits down with two of our esteemed editors from PMMI Media Group to talk about real solutions from the show floor that attendees can stop by and take a look at. Since everyone can’t get to every booth, Matt Reynolds from Packaging World Magazine, Stephanie...

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Small and medium-sized manufacturing operations are now the companies that hackers and bad actors target the most as the stressed supply chain can become wholly unhinged with a few mouse clicks. Obviously, the events unfolding in Ukraine only add to the concern for IT and OT professionals. In this episode of unPACKed with PMMI, IT Manager Ben Spencer explains how more often than not, employees prove to be a weak point in cybersecur...

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With the development of the recent events in Ukraine and U.S. sanctions on Russia starting to sink in, government authorities are warning of imminent increases in state-sponsored hacking attempting to disrupt infrastructure and supply chains. This episode of unPACKed with PMMI interrupts its regular schedule to welcome PMMI IT Director Andy Lomasky and OT Specialist and PMMI Sr. Director, Industry Services, Bryan Griffen. The pair ...

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February 15, 2022 15 min

unPACKed delves into the world of raw food processing with Steve’s Real Food owner Nicole Lindsley as she discusses how the Food Safety Modernization Act changed the game for raw pet food processing. After spending two years evaluating its food safety program Steve’s Real Food decided High Pressure Processing was the best way to meet FSMA requirements but also found that the added shelf life made it possible for Steve’s to grow int...

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Keren Sookne, director of Editorial Content for Healthcare Packaging and PMMI’s in-house healthcare packaging expert, joins the podcast as we wrestle with how the variety of complex containers that ultimately end up as life sciences packaging can become more sustainable. She discusses the inroads healthcare packaging has already made with sustainability, the repurposing of some forms of life sciences waste and where the industry st...

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In part two of unPACKed with PMMI’s Secrets of Sustainability with Tetra Pack’s Angela Peterson and the Compass Group USA’s Marissa Golison, the focus shifts from on-package messaging to generational buy-ins. As sustainability has grown from buzz word to culture, it is essential to understand and incorporate how Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millenials and Gen Y approach recycling and sustainability to best understand how to ensure messagin...

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In part one of a two-part unPACKed with PMMI series, one of the world’s largest packaging and processing companies joins one of the leading foodservice and support services companies to describe the real-world influence of sustainability on today’s consumers. Together, Tetra Pak’s US and Canadian communications manager, Angela Peterson, and the Compass Group USA’s director of sustainability, Marissa Golison, break down how brands d...

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December 1, 2021 22 min

With one of the most successful PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO’s ever firmly in our rearview mirror, unPACKed with PMMI turns its attention to the best regional packaging and processing show in North America: PACK EXPO East 2022, March 21-23 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For three days, over 7,000 attendees from the rich Northeast corridor of CPGs and Pharmaceutical companies drive, train and fly into Ph...

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OEM Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Neil sits down with former packaging industry veteran Jill Miller to talk about her role as president of Below the Line. Miller’s organization aims to move employees and their communities from economic survival to sustainable prosperity and its first step is to address the gender and racial wealth gap in the food and beverage packaging and processing industry.

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This second look back at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO welcomes four PMMI Media Group Editors. Together they highlight what they felt were the most impactful takeaways from the show, uncovering everything from new recyclable materials to robots. The group also discusses the ways machinery manufacturers are making equipment easier for new employees to operate, helping to tackle the lack of skilled labor as older ...

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David Miller from Automation World, Joyce Fassl from ProFood World, Karen Sookne from Healthcare Packaging and Matt Reynolds from Packaging World join the podcast to highlight new trends and innovations they found at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare PACKAGING EXPO, including automation, sustainability, cannabis and more. They provide an excellent overview of what is driving the industry and offer insights to help shape future bus...

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