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UnPACKed with PMMI shares the latest packaging and processing industry insights, research and innovations to help you advance your business.
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PMMI’s Association Services department provides management and support services to other packaging and processing industry associations, including the Cold Pressure Council (CPC). The CPC facilitates and promotes industry standardization and awareness of High Pressure Processing (HPP). Our host Sean Riley recently caught up with Ben Howard, laboratory director, Certified Laboratories, Inc. to discuss ways shelf-life, shelf-life testing and shelf-life studies are utilized in food processing.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
In this episode of UnPACKed with PMMI, we go inside the state of the industry numbers with PMMI's vice president of market development, Jorge Izquierdo. From how things looked at the end of 2019 into pre-pandemic 2020, to the way the industry has kept its nose above water and in many cases thrived during the past seven months, Jorge shares what we can expect as we head towards the end of 2020.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
Now more than ever, it is crucial for the manufacturing industry to stay connected to keep up with increasing consumer demand and the challenges COVID-19 has posed to the manufacturing supply chain. Hear from Jim Chrzan, vice president, content & brand strategy at PMMI Media Group on all things PACK EXPO Connects, a virtual event like no other. Tune in to hear details on the exciting educational line-up, including sessions from Amazon, Bumble Bee Foods, L’Oreal and more. Live chats, live product demos and engaging educational opportunities let attendees experience the power of PACK EXPO with leading industry suppliers available at their fingertips. For more information on how to make the most of PACK EXPO Connects, visit the Attendee Resource Center. Registration is free, so don’t delay, register today.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
As the world changed this year, PMMI’s role as an industry resource, now more than ever, means connecting the industry and providing business solutions for today – and beyond. Today we welcome PMMI Senior Director of Membership Andrew Dougherty to talk about all the tools PMMI offers its members to help them conduct better business. Now more than ever, PMMI is your answer.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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?Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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 Communications, joins the podcast for part one. Ritson shares her findings from PMMI’s Packaging Sustainability – A Changing Landscape report and offers insights that will help manufacturers continue to drive sustainability initiatives.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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 companies via NAM Healthcare. Paul Hartgen, vice president, member and business services, NAM, and Wendee Wood, partner at Mercer Health and Benefits, join the podcast and discuss NAM Healthcare and how small and medium-sized manufacturing companies can obtain this life-saving benefit. Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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's machine builders.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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, the potential for a vaccine, risks of counterfeiting and much more.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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 College's Jeff Thorstad, in this UnPACKed with PMMI podcast episode to hear guidance on solving the puzzle of bridging the skills gap.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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 throughout the past three months.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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. Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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 packaging and processing industry. Join Jorge to hear the latest on the State of the Industry during COVID-19.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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 major supplier to the food supply chain, Delkor is looking to add more workers to keep up with increasing demand.Support the show (https://pmmi.org/my-pmmi)
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