The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Victorian Branch, in conjunction with APPITA will be organising a technical dinner on Wednesday the 4th of August focussing on packaging and the supply chain.
Ron Mines MAIP, Director, Aussie Pack 'n' Ship
Ron Mines MAIP, has worked in the packaging industry since 1966, mostly in box and paper making.
He joined AIP in 1987 and has run his own consultancy since 1999. He currently provides technical support to a diverse range of packaging clients.
Ron's presentation will show how packaging and other supply chain businesses can use technology to improve their bottom line by optimising their inner and outer packaging relationship to maximise pallet utilisation.
This can provide substantial savings on storage as well as transport and greatly assist with modelling for smaller volume packs and shelf-ready concepts.
Exporters and importers can also benefit by optimising shipping container stuffing.
In addition to improving bottom line performance, this facility can assist in improving Packaging Covenant performance against KPIs.
Ron wishes to dedicate his presentation to the late Barry Millen, who passed away suddenly on June 15, 2010. Barry willingly shared his abundant knowledge with Ron over many years.
Peter Allen FAIP, General Manager - Technical & Paper Optimisation, Visy
Peter Allen FAIP, has been working with Visy since 1981 where he has held various roles.
Peter has been responsible for the Visy Packaging business in Queensland and oversees a joint venture corrugated box operation in Lae, PNG.
The Visy Queensland business is made up of three sites: the existing Carole Park box operation, the Designer Packaging specialities operation and a state-of-the-art corrugated box operation at Yatala in South East Queensland.
Since 2009 Peter has been part of the Fibre Group Executive Team for Visy and is responsible for National Technical Projects for the Board business and Paper Optimisation.
Peter’s technical expertise as well as in-depth knowledge of the corrugated industry, testing regimes, interpretation of results and commercial focus is an invaluable asset in many development projects.
Peter's presentation will discuss the evaluation of product and packaging taking into account supply chain requirements, carton design and selection criteria as well as paper and board grade choices that best suit requirements and cost.
Peter will also talk about recent developments in the paper/box industry for Australia and around the world.