Phil Biggs, national sales and marketing manager at Matthews Intelligent Identification will speak on Package Code Management at the AIP National Technical Forum to be held alongside AUSPACK 2011.
‘The Packaging Supply Chain’ is the theme of the 4th biennial AIP National Technical Forum being held over two days on March 23 and 24.
According to Phil, the forum will discuss key stages of the packaging supply chain beginning with innovation and design, and going right through to shelf-ready and consumer packaging.
The in-depth discussions at the AIP forum will also look at production lines and equipment, areas where manufacturers can lose or gain profit, but typically overlooked because shop floor staff and management can’t clearly see what is actually happening on production lines.
Phil says Package Code Management (PCM) eliminates coding errors.
He explains that while a business can estimate costs caused by coding errors, putting an accurate figure on exact costs can be impossible because fixing coding errors is not measured as part of a plant’s efficiency.
However, a PCM solution, which integrates coding systems into business systems enables manufacturers to have a strategic approach to coding.
When real-time and in-depth information aids decision-making, it will result in well-planned expenditure and increased profits.
Key benefits of PCM solutions:
- Prevents human error in coding
- Prevents incorrectly coded or uncoded product going down the production line
- Provides central management
- Helps improve compliance
Phil will speak on the topic ‘Packaging Code Management Software Solutions to Manage Product Traceability Up and Down a Supply Chain’.
He is one of 21 speakers lined up for the AIP National Technical Forum, which includes several overseas experts. Sessions will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Matthews Intelligent Identification will be exhibiting on Stand 102 at AUSPACK PLUS 2011.