The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   November 5, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 20

Upcoming IoPP webinar focused on packaging sourcing
If your job requires you to source package components, and you’re looking for ideas to keep costs in check while making the best of available internal resources, plan to attend IoPP's next webinar “Dynamics of Packaging Sourcing,” taking place online November 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST. This webinar, presented by Maryann Jashinske, Consulting Engineer, Packaging Engineering Solutions, LLC, will focus on the multiple disciplines involved in sourcing packaging components, as well as the many factors that affect the overall packaging costs, and how to evaluate them. Finally, the webinar will recommend a sourcing process for best overall results.

For details and registration, click here.

Latest edition of IoPP's Professional Perspective focused on package design
The latest edition of IoPP's Professional Perspective - published in the November issue of Packaging World and written by Michael Lovelace, Material Reliability Technician, Perry's Ice Cream - addresses how design impacts the whole packaging process. Says Lovelace, "Though a new package may look appealing on the surface, a prudent professional will walk the package through the entire process, from raw material receiving to the customer, to ensure all obstacles are identified along with solutions to overcome them."
For November's Professional Perspective, click here

2013 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology dates announced
Start the new year right, expand your packaging knowledge and advance your career! IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology will be offered starting in January in Orlando, Florida. Semester 1 is taking place January 28-30; Semester 2: January 30-February 1; Semester 3: February 25-27; and Semester 4: February 27 - March 1. If you don’t have a packaging degree or if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options, then IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course helps span the gap. It teaches you about every major segment of packaging. If you make one resolution for the New Year, resolve to grow professionally!
For 2013 schedule, click here 

Can't attend Fundamentals in person? Take courses online!
Whether in your office or sitting in your living room, Fundamentals of Packaging Technology is now available in a series of online courses. IoPP's online learning program includes 42 prerecorded Fundamentals modules and more than 25 hours of content. Each narrated session begins with an overview and ends with both a review and a quiz, enabling you to test your information retention of key information presented in the lesson. Online Fundamentals enables you to take either the entire seminar or select and pay for only the modules you want and complete lessons as your schedule allows. Now there's no excuse to start your packaging training - you can take courses at your own pace from wherever you are!
For details, click here

Corporate licensing now available for online Fundamentals training
Today’s packaging teams often are decentralized and work globally, making a common understanding of general packaging technologies critical to each team’s success. IoPP’s newly introduced online version of its Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course makes this shared understanding possible from wherever you are, with the added convenience of learning on your own time—while also keeping the budget in mind. Corporate licensing is now available at discount pricing for Fundamentals training for five or more users from the same company.  E-Learning: 42 modules. 25+ hours of training. And no traveling to take classes! For details about corporate licensing, contact Jim George, Director of Education, at jimg@iopp.org, or 630-696-4011.
For details about IoPP's Corporate Licensing program, click here 

Expanding your medical device packaging into the European sector?
HealthPack Europe, taking place December 3-4, 2012 at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, and sponsored by the IoPP Medical Device Packaging Committee, is focused on global issues and new technologies in the area of medical device packaging. Based on the highly successful HealthPack conference in the US, HealthPack Europe includes a full conference agenda providing opportunities for attendees to focus on worldwide medical device packaging issues and solutions. Agenda includes Keynote speaker Fred Lorestani, Sr. VP of Continental European Operations, Stryker Corporation. Lorestani will provide insight on how organizations grow within a global marketplace including the strategies for successful packaging and labeling that must evolve simultaneously to ensure success. Managing projects across time zones and adapting to cultural differences provide challenges, but these can be positively leveraged with Lorestani's proven approach. If your medical device packaging operations are expanding to Europe, you don't want to miss this event.
For details about HealthPack Europe, click here 

Upcoming events

November 1
Minneapolis Chapter Scholarship Presentations, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information.

November 7
Fox Valley Chapter Meeting, Appleton, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact Brenda Halama, e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

November 8
IoPP Webinar - Dynamics of Packaging Sourcing, Online.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org.

November 12
Missouri Gateway Chapter Event: Rainmaking 1-2-3: Making Business Development a Natural Part of Your Everyday Life, Manchester, MO.
Click here for more information. Contact: Karen Van Berkel, e-mail kvanberkel@lafayetteindustries.com.

November 13
Southeastern Chapter Event: Trends, Design & Strategy, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail southeastern@iopp.org.

November 13
New Jersey Chapter Event: How Hard is Your Packaging Working, Sommerville, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Terri Westerhaug, e-mail twesterhaug@ddpack.com.tr.

November 14
Central Ohio Chapter BGSU VCT Presentation, Dublin, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.

November 14
Meadowlands Chapter Event: Glass Rediscovered, New York, NY.
Click here for more information. Contact: Sami Hemsey, e-mail shemsey@estee.com.

November 20
Ontario Chapter Event: 100 Miles of Packaging Innovation, Mississauga, ON.
Click here for more information. Contact: Martin Downey, e-mail mdowney@panocap.on.ca.

November 29
New England Chapter Event: Addressing Consumer Needs in the "Fuzzy Front End," Northborough, MA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Eric Cunningham CPP, e-mail nechili@yahoo.com.

November 29
Cincinnati Chapter November Event: End of Year Social Gathering and Member Appreciation, West Chester, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Henize, e-mail chenize@fuse.net.

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