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Feb 22, 2018

Poly Pack Symposium: 'Visualize Packaging and Beyond'

California Polytechnic State University 
1 Grand Avenue, San Louis Obispo, California

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Creating business advantage with packaging - February 22 at 11 a.m.

Packaging plays a key role in the branding and protection of products that make the world turn. There is no doubt why there are schools, businesses, symposiums, and experts around the world just focused on this key element of a product. Packaging technology has come a long way in the value it brings to a product – and there are ways to add performance, life expectancy and features that delight customers, contribute to sustainability, and improve efficiency. This 30-minute presentation covers case studies exploring how innovative applications for reinforcement, opening, and closing contribute value to packaging solutions.

About the Presenter

Rachel Gibbons

Rachel Gibbons’ experience in manufacturing, marketing & innovation spans more than 20 years. She holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University with focus areas in strategy and innovation management. Her passion is discovering customer insights, and developing solutions that fulfill unmet market needs. 

Rachel began her career in the packaging industry applying skills in LEAN and Six Sigma to improve supply chain operations. From there, she went on to work with software development and e-commerce companies that develop ways to optimize production, logistics and fulfillment operations with state of the art software systems. She returned to packaging manufacturing with a focus on technology that extends the life of packaging, increases sustainability, optimizes cost and at the same time improves performance. In her role as the global business director, Rachel partners with stakeholders around the world in the packaging and supply chain segments to develop solutions that improve the industry. 


About Poly Pack 

A package serves as a vehicle to add value in the packaging value chain. These include branding, selection of materials, time in transit, environmental impact, customer experience, and beyond. Poly Pack Symposium 2018 sheds light into how these challenges are tackled by industry professionals.

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