ISTA EVENTS AND TRAINING
Educational Webinar Series features the Certified Packaging Laboratory
Professional (CPLP) program along with presentations from our top
rated speakers from our most recent TransPack Forum.
The CPLP program recognizes your development and excellence in packaging
laboratory professionals and certification is particularly valuable
for enhancing the credibility of people involved with ISTA testing
and ISTA certified laboratory operations.
The top rated speakers from the TransPack Forum webinars include
useful ideas and information that are a great way for you and your
team to stay abreast of the best practices and current issues in the
responsible transport packaging industry.
February 17th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
WEBINAR: Adapting to the Re-configuration of
the Retail Supply Chain
Greg Fornasiero, Sr. Manager Packaging,
The Home Depot
Many of the major retailers today must sell through both retail outlets
and online channels to remain competitive and relevant. This change
in the delivery process is transforming retail supply chains from
a unitized bulk storage operation to a single package environment.
However, in the current transition state, retailers are challenged
with managing the balance between cost and performance. The task of
package design and test requirements becomes more challenging when
products are established in a “Brick and Mortar” retail
business, and begin to rapidly gain sales in the online environment.
Takeaways: Understand the difficulty
of designing universal packaging and to explore options for finding
the appropriate balance between the right “retail” package
and the right “E-Commerce” package. Explain different
ways, data, testing and research can help strike the right balance
for the design approach.
ISTA Members: FREE Non-Members: $55
Greg Fornasiero Biography: Education:
B.S. Packaging - Michigan State University, MBA University of North
Carolina Wilmington. Activities: Member ISTA; IoPP Southeastern Chapter,
Featured Speaker, Competition Judge, Member at Large, IoPP Transport
Packaging Technical Committee. Achievements: GE Manufacturing Engineer
of the Year Award, Six Sigma Black Belt, US Patent Award, 2011 New
York Times Feature Article, 2013 CEO Award for Management - The Home
It's Here! TransPack Forum
Program is Available
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2016 TransPack
Fourm at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts on March 21-24. This
year’s program provides a balance of valuable presentations,
case studies, research and solutions from world-leading experts. New
this year is a special segment dedicated to the challenges of packaging
today’s consumer products. The program is designed to create
opportunities for you to network and gain direct access with like-minded
professionals who are facing the same challenges.
out the 2016 program and join us by registering today!
Upcoming RPbD Training Programs
for those who are interested in learning how to implement the process
in their company. Whether you’re seeking to test the waters,
committed to implementing the program, or desiring to obtain a professional
certificate, the RPbD training program can help you gain the skills
and knowledge you need to build your company’s reputation as
an environmentally and socially conscious corporate citizen –
and drive profitability.
Dates and locations for upcoming RPbD Training Programs are being
planned. The format for the program includes a full day in-person
session followed by a half day web meeting. Contact Lisa Bonsignore
(email@example.com) at ISTA Headquarters
for upcoming dates and locations or to request a Training Program
to be held at your company.
RPbD Guide Available to ISTA
Members and Non Members
The Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) Guide is a step-by-step
process management standard for the design, testing, and qualification
of responsible packaging that meets industry, consumer, and regulatory
expectations. The RPbD Guide is available as a member benefit at no
additional cost under a licensing agreement to ISTA members classified
as a Business Primary Location. Individual members and university
members are not eligible for this benefit. Non-members may purchase
the Guide for an annual license fee of $750. Simply visit the ISTA
E-Market at www.ista.org.