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We share the latest packaging and processing industry insights, research and innovations to help you advance your business. 

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In this episode we discuss overcoming barriers to authentic communication including imposter syndrome, perfectionism, and people-pleasing, with strategies like grounding oneself and prioritizing important values. This episode also emphasizes self-awareness in managing feedback, adapting communication styles, and balancing authenticity with understanding others' perspectives.See more innovation in packaging and processing at PACK EXPO International than anywhere else in the world! It’s the sho...
In this episode, we speak with Former CEO, Taco Bell Mark King. King discusses the critical role of leaders in shaping the future of organizations. He emphasizes that while “doers” and “managers” focus on current tasks and executing plans, leaders are responsible for envisioning and preparing for the future. He shares four key strategies for navigating constant change: maintaining an open mindset, fostering inclusive leadership behaviors, expanding the role of employees, and having the courag...
This episode explores the evolution of workplace culture over the past 15 years, moving from superficial activities to a strategic focus. The Great Resignation accelerated this shift as employees became more discerning about their work environment. Notter highlights that cultural change can happen quickly and should be continuous to align with organizational success.See more innovation in packaging and processing at PACK EXPO International than anywhere else in the world! It’s the show that d...
In this episode we dive into the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) with Tom Morrison. We address common fears like job loss and the potential for misuse while encouraging companies to adopt AI to help shape a better future. Morrison says AI isn't about cutting jobs but about improving efficiency and expanding what we can do. See more innovation in packaging and processing at PACK EXPO International than anywhere else in the world! It’s the show that defines where the industry is h...
In this episode, Brian Beaulieu discusses the economic outlook for the mid-2020s and strategies for businesses in the packaging and processing industries. We explore how technological advancements and strategic planning can address challenges like labor shortages and inflation. Brian also offers insights on global economic trends and preparation for potential downturns in the 2030s. Tune in for crucial advice on steering your business through upcoming economic changes.See more innovation in p...
On this episode where we delve into the circular economy's role in sustainable packaging with our guest, Tim Grant. As director at Lifecycles, Grant sheds light on the importance of integrating economic considerations into environmental strategies, highlighting how the circular economy offers a more accessible framework for both industry and government. We navigate through the complexities of sustainability metrics, discussing the balance between reducing material use...
In this episode, Jorge Izquierdo, vice president of market development for PMMI joins us for a deep dive into PMMI's latest reports on the world packaging machinery market and the guide to global markets which provide invaluable insights into market sizes, growth expectations, and detailed analyses of the packaging machinery import landscape. Tune in to hear not just numbers, but narratives that drive international market strategies. We'll explore the significance of sustainability, the...
In this latest episode we dive into a discussion with sales expert Matt Neuberger about evolving sales trends particular to the packaging industry. Matt highlights a paradigm shift where buyers now favor a "sales rep free" experience, preferring to research and make decisions independently. As a result, he emphasizes the importance of sales reps becoming thought leaders who offer valuable insights into business improvement, rather than focusing on technical specifications. The conversation al...
In this episode we delve into the current and emerging trends within the pharmaceutical packaging machinery industry, with a special focus on AI's impact and the shift towards more reliable machinery. See the latest in pharmaceutical packaging machinery live and up-close at PACK EXPO East this March. See more innovation in packaging and processing at PACK EXPO International than anywhere else in the world! It’s the show that defines where the industry is headed, with the solutions that d...
In this episode, we explore the booming trends in packaging and processing automation – from insightful industry reports to the cutting-edge technologies embraced by CPG companies. Get a sneak peek into what PACK EXPO East has to offer, where attendees can explore the latest in automation capabilities, and attend educational sessions right on the show floor. See more innovation in packaging and processing at PACK EXPO International than anywhere else in the world! It’s the show that defi...
Explore the dynamic world of remote services in the packaging and processing industry, delving into insights from PMMI's latest white paper on "2024 Trends in Remote Services and Monitoring." Discover the driving forces behind the adoption of remote services, including reducing machine downtime, optimizing performance, and gaining a glimpse into the future with a focus on addressing the industry's skills gap and leveraging technologies like augmented reality.See more innovation in packaging a...
In this episode we delve into the crucial topic of negotiation. Negotiation is a skill that holds significant importance in career development, yet it's not always innate for many individuals. The question we're exploring today is: Can negotiation be learned? Joining the pod is Angela Hall, an expert in negotiation skills development and Joyce Longfield – Principal of HPP applications, Good Foods Group and member of PPWLN. The pair are here to shed light on the art of negotiation, offering in...
Strategy and growth consultant Ed Marsh shares his theory about how machinery manufacturers can tap into a secret weapon they have already set the groundwork for: mindset and capability. Ed explains how manufacturers can use their tools and processes on the production side to improve their marketing side. Listen in as Sean and Ed dive into his strategy, how it can be implemented with a smooth transition, and why sometimes risks need to be taken.See more innovation in packaging and processing ...
Tracy Taszarek joins the podcast to demystify ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices. Tracy breaks down the core components of ESG, outlines seven key steps for implementation, and discusses its impact on packaging and processing OEMs. This episode delves into the increasing prominence of ESG, fueled by heightened stakeholder involvement and the preferences of younger generations. Tune in as Sean and Tracy succinctly explore how ESG is reshaping business dynamics.See more innov...
Labor market expert, Alex Chausovsky joins the pod for a deep dive into the complexities of the current job landscape, discussing the surprising resilience of the job market in 2023, dispelling myths about manufacturing and job trends. Chausovsky unveils key talent attraction strategies, introducing the CLAMPS approach to cater to individual candidate priorities and in a revealing insight, Chausovsky identifies compensation levels as the primary driver of turnover, urging companies to adopt d...
In this episode, we chat with manufacturing expert David McGraw about AI's real-world applications. From predictive maintenance to smart supply chains, they delve into impactful use cases. Discover how generative AI democratizes access and learn how trust in AI can be built. Gain valuable insights for navigating the evolving landscape of AI in manufacturing.See more innovation in packaging and processing at PACK EXPO International than anywhere else in the world! It’s the show that defines wh...
In this episode, we dive into the world of dairy innovation, uncovering groundbreaking developments in dairy products, from healthier options to sustainable packaging materials. We discuss the surge in healthy dairy products, with reduced sugar and lactose-free options leading the way and hear how automation is revolutionizing processes while addressing labor challenges along the way. Gain valuable insights into the future of dairy, from plant-based alternatives to machinery advancements. A m...
Join host Sean Riley as he sits down with Steve Davis, an expert in industrial physics, to explore the dynamic world of packaging innovations. In this insightful episode, discover the catalyst behind groundbreaking research on how packaging solutions are transforming industries in 2023. From the surprising emphasis on plastics to cutting-edge materials like functionalized paper, Steve Davis sheds light on the industry's evolving landscape. Gain valuable insights into the challenges and opport...
On a special Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership episode of unPACKed with PMMI, CPG Next Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Neil has the privilege of sitting down with the Baroness of Brewing Manjit Minhas. Minhas is a powerhouse entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and even a dragon on the hit Canadian TV show Dragons' Den. In their candid conversation, Neil delves into Minhas’s journey, from building a thriving business empire to navigating the intricacies of work-life integration. Minhas...
More and more, companies are unraveling the transformative power of digital technologies in manufacturing. On this episode, we welcome Amit Patel, Director of Intelligent Automation at Emerson, as he dives into digital transformation, emphasizing its role in deploying tools and technologies for real-time insights and informed decision-making. Patel highlights the Floor to Cloud approach, advocating for a start-small-and-scale-fast mindset. Also, hear how energy monitoring boosts sustainabilit...
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