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.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
February 06, 2013 - MMH Editorial

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.”



Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world's most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The company's third robotics production facility will serve North America, where the United States is ABB's largest market with $7.5 billion in sales.

This white paper outlines significant challenges facing businesses today and discusses how they can be addressed through more effective materials handling processes and equipment.

PMMI study examines packaging challenges prompted by growing U.S. e-commerce market.

Supply chain solutions provider extends omni-channel suite with leading North American eCommerce platform serving manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

During this webcast Chuck Lew, Director of Logistics shares how Newegg.com was able to turn the distribution facility with the lowest productivity into one of the highest. He'll discuss how leveraging voice-directed picking with their existing investments in light-directed picking, scanning and RF technology was the key to their success.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA