RPA launches connected community initiative; seeks industry input

The Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (RPA) is seek­ing input from sup­ply chain pro­fes­sion­als to help mold its new vir­tual reusable pack­ag­ing forum, called Con­nected Com­mu­nity.

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The Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (RPA) is seek­ing input from sup­ply chain pro­fes­sion­als to help mold its new vir­tual reusable pack­ag­ing forum, called Con­nected Com­mu­nity. When launched, the com­mu­nity will pro­vide a forum for shar­ing new ideas and prac­ti­cal real world solu­tions for imple­ment­ing and max­i­miz­ing reusable trans­port pack­ag­ing sys­tems into the sup­ply chain. The goal of the com­mu­nity is to vir­tu­ally and effort­lessly con­nect peo­ple look­ing to either source or sell a reusable pack­ag­ing prod­uct or ser­vice, and pro­pel the adop­tion of reusable pack­ag­ing solu­tions as a pre­ferred solu­tion for trans­port­ing prod­ucts in a B-to-B sup­ply chain. The Con­nected Com­mu­nity will avail­able through the RPA web­site http://www.reusables.org.

The first step in cre­at­ing the com­mu­nity was launched today with a sur­vey mailed to pro­fes­sion­als in the reusable pack­ag­ing and sup­ply chain industries.

“The find­ings from the sur­vey will shape the foun­da­tion of the online com­mu­nity so we are seek­ing input from a broad base of sup­ply chain pro­fes­sion­als,” said Jerry Wel­come, RPA Pres­i­dent. “Indus­try input and direc­tion will be crit­i­cal to build­ing a suc­cess­ful and use­ful online com­mu­nity for the reusable industry.”


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