Packaging Technical Networking Session

Tuesday - November 18, 2014

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM



9:00 AM - 9:15 AM


Brian Hall - Program Manager Supply Chain
   - AIAG
Timothy Nickel - VP Operations
   - Surgere, Inc.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Overcoming Global Part Shipment Challenges

Overcoming Global Part Shipment Challenges with Reusable Packaging and Protective Dunnage. As automotive OEMs and tier suppliers expand globally, their need for reusable packaging is increasing. Learn how automotive companies are reducing freight with collapsible designs or standardized packaging to get better use in their trailers; improving their part protection with better class-A protective dunnage materials and increasing pack density with new and different dunnage material options.

Bob Petersen - Industrial Market Manager
   - ORBIS Corporation

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Trends in Container Pooling

Ken Comben will define container pooling and compare closed and open container pooling models, as well as the benefits, disadvantages, and costs associated with each model. He will present several different container management and tracking methods available to provide OEM's and tier suppliers better container visibility while reducing container shortages and inconsistent availability.

Ken Comben - Packaging Engineering Manager
   - CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM



11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Container Visibility and Tracking Today

A review of General Motors Company current state and future state in container visibility and tracking

Thomas Teagan - Supervisor GMNA Container Flow
   - General Motors Company

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch


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