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Great Resignation Driving Employee Poaching
It’s a buyer’s market for job seekers as 81,000 left manufacturing from Aug. 2020 through Aug. 2021. Manufacturers are climbing over each other to poach workers to meet increases in production.
May 12th, 2022
Economist: Improving Supply Chain, Easing Demand, Let Packaging Machine OEMs Catch Up
ITR economists forecast a soft landing—not a recession—in coming months as consumers ease out of the pandemic and the revved-up stimulus-era economy fades. This will allow the supply chain to recalibrate and packaging machine OEMs to catch up on orders.
May 9th, 2022
Mars’s Allison Lin Champions Women in Packaging
Mars, Inc. Global VP of Packaging Sustainability Allison Lin shares her journey in the packaging industry, providing advice to other women seeking a career in the field, and shares Mars’s efforts to enhance inclusiveness in the workforce.
Anne Marie Mohan
May 4th, 2022
LIVE from the ELC: CPGs Lean on OEMs to Help Navigate Sustainability, Workforce
A panel of packaging pros from Pepsi, Colgate, and ACH were asked how they’re tackling today’s challenges. Topping the list was earlier and more robust OEM participation, both in new sustainability projects and in selecting automation to replace labor.
Apr 28th, 2022
LIVE from ELC: The Millennial Mindset on Money, Career, Communication, and Benefits
Generational researcher Jason Dorsey explains the culture shift happening as Millennials move into management roles.
Apr 27th, 2022
Clemson Announces 2022 Outstanding Packaging Science Senior Award Winners
From Clemson University comes news about two Spring 2022 awards. Sarah Cordes was named the Robert Testin Outstanding Packaging Science Senior Award winner, and Harry Tsang was the Packaging World Outstanding Packaging Science Senior nominee.
Apr 21st, 2022
Controls & automation
Digital Transformation of the Industrial Workforce
The tools that help Pretium Packaging, Covestro, and J.M. Smucker Company tap into and transfer tribal knowledge on the factory floor.
Apr 12th, 2022
Clearing Out the Notebook
After two years of all-virtual conferences and exceedingly rare travel, it seems (to me at least) like the dam has broken almost overnight.
Apr 7th, 2022
Flexible Pouches Replace Rigid Containers at McDonald’s
Rigid containers for back-of-house condiment applications in McDonald’s foodservice settings were wasteful and bulky to store. So, the fast-food giant and its suppliers teamed up to invent a flexible packaging-based applicator solution.
Mar 24th, 2022
Supply Chains Improving? | Welcoming Natalie Craig to Packaging World
As I sit down to type this, it’s 10°F in Chicago, it’s dark by 4:30 p.m., the Bears are in year 37 of their rebuild, and I’m quarantining with COVID-19.
Feb 1st, 2022
Leaders In Packaging 2022: A Thank You from the Publisher
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."– Henry Ford
Jan 12th, 2022
Alexandria Tech Students Rivers & Leuthold Earn PMG, PMMI Packaging Scholarship
Mathias Rivers and Brendon Leuthold, students at the Center for Applied Mechatronics Program at Alexandria Technical College, split the $5,000 Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship from Packaging World and PMMI.
Jan 12th, 2022
Ushering in the Next Generation of Engineers
Belden partners with Glenbrook South High School, donating equipment, time, and expertise to provide real world manufacturing experience to budding STEM students.
Dec 7th, 2021
Clemson Announces Fall 2021 Outstanding Packaging Science Senior Award Winners
From Clemson University comes news about two 2021 awards. Henry Lopez won the Robert Testin Outstanding Packaging Science Senior Award for Fall 2021, and Michaela Gibson received the Packaging World Outstanding Senior Award for Fall 2021.
Nov 18th, 2021
Cannabis Comes Of Age
Packaging automation has advanced quickly in recent years with quite a few OEMs now offering smaller, slower machines targeted to this market. In materials, the sustainability wave is just starting to swell.
Oct 26th, 2021
How One Packaging Engineer Solved Remote-work Obstacles
A typical and more ideal way of working is “in-office.”
Aug 24th, 2021
2021 IoPP Salary Survey: Salary Freezes Begin to Thaw. How Does Your Compensation Compare?
After a flat salary year in 2020 with heightened uncertainty and worry about both traditional salary increases and bonuses, 2021 results indicate that confidence is returning. Meanwhile, job security is high and fewer people are seeking greener pastures.
Jul 14th, 2021
Manufacturing Skills Gap Widens in the Wake of COVID-19
A new study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute says the pandemic erased 1.4 million U.S. manufacturing jobs. And, even as the industry rebounds, the remaining unfilled jobs could cost the U.S. economy $1 trillion.
Jun 23rd, 2021
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