Supplier News
|

machinery/inspection

UNIVERSAL DESIGN, PART IIA toolbox for testing human utility in packagingBy Javier de la Fuente, Audrey Whaling, and Laura BixA demographic tidal wave is set to befall consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) and package designers.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
42 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
Supplier News
|

RFID talent pool needs filling

If the challenges of radio-frequency implementation weren’t daunting enough, it seems that companies are also facing a shortage of RFID expertise, according to a new survey.
Supplier News
|

RFID talent pool needs filling

A new study shows that 80% of companies see a shortage of RFID talent to implement, service, and support the technology, a concern shared by Kimberly-Clark.
Supplier News
|

Measuring bumps in the road to China

Data collection devices mounted on trucks in China starting in August 2004 are already drawing interest from major U.S. packaged goods companies. Here’s a look at the results and implications of the original China Project.
Grad student Kirk Valko dials in a new setting on the extrusion blow molding system that occupies the machinery lab at the MSU S
Supplier News
|

Students and industry learn at MSU

The School of Packaging at Michigan State gives its students a thorough overview of the packaging profession while also meeting CPG companies’ ongoing research needs.
Clemson students check for pouch leaks on this integrity tester.
Supplier News
|

Clemson links students to 'real-world' packaging

Co-ops with packaging companies, on-site materials research, and ongoing communication with faculty and business professionals help Clemson packaging students ‘hit the ground running.’
Supplier News
|

Addressing e-commerce

Executives from packaged goods manufacturers, logistics companies and packaging suppliers will address the topic Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers June 8 and 9 in San Francisco.
Creative Packaging Corp. accepts the McKesson Supplier Certification Award: (from left) Tom Wilcox, Wade Utsunomiya, Jerry Somme
Supplier News
|

Achievements

Petroleum Packaging Council (Chicago, IL) will fund university scholarships to junior and senior packaging science students at Clemson University, Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University.
Supplier News
|

Kraft keeps recruiting pipeline flowing

Recruiting of new packaging people-high-quality, skilled personnel-is an increasingly difficult job these days, thanks to the low unemployment rates that have spurred this economy.
At Kraft Foods? Tarrytown, NY, development laboratories, co-op students work side-by-side with experienced professionals like Ri
Supplier News
|

Career fairs: How some companies 'precruit'

Many companies look for packaging professionals at schools with packaging curricula, and some successful companies begin the process before students even graduate.
Downsizing of packaging departments in the past few years is creating a shortage of packaging professionals ?with a good history
Supplier News
|

Packagers struggle with staffing

Manufacturers in virtually every industry-including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and even electronics-report that it's getting harder and harder to find and keep good packaging people.
Supplier News
|

Only leaders need apply

In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.