The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced that James Tupper, ECR Learning and Change Manager, IGD in the United Kingdom will be presenting two papers at the 2008 AIP National Conference on the 12th and 13th of June.
The first presentation will be on sustainable distribution: FISS. One of the key objectives set by FISS (Food Industry Sustainability Strategy) is to reduce the UK grocery industry is for the economic, environmental and social impacts of food transport excluding international transport and consumer contributions by 20% by 2012.
His second presentation will be on retail ready packaging and why understanding RRP is so important for suppliers.
For a number of key retailers, RRP has become an integral part of how they operate. Indeed, in some categories, being able to demonstrate a willingness to embrace RRP is almost a prerequisite for embarking on a trading relationship.
James Tupper is ECR Learning and Change Manager at IGD and manages Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) workgroups, sessions and learning programmes for IGD.
ECR UK’s retail packaging workgroup is managed by James. James designs and runs all IGD’s RRP Sessions. These sessions improve packaging by getting people to: achieve the case-rate for finding and opening products and putting them on-shelf; identify opportunities to improve their packaging; prepare action plans and commit to implement them. These sessions fully engage all those involved resulting in extra, quicker, easier and more sustainable progress.
James created and facilitates collaborative learning programmes during which several cross-functional, trading partner teams learn-by-doing together.
Other sessions James facilitates include collaborative distribution interactive sessions that make it quick and easy for companies, whether suppliers or retailers, to identify and exploit opportunities in their networks for example to share capacity in vehicles where they have partial loads.
James has 20 years experience of developing people and business performance in the food and grocery industry across Europe, Asia and Africa.
James has undertaken assignments in Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, UK and USA.
James is a judge for the John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award of the UK Food Industry Awards and of the Training Initiative of the Year and Store Manager of the Year awards of the UK Retail Industry Awards.