Lean & Green: Building a Culture of Sustainability

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Most of my career has been spent working with manufacturers on a variety of projects and in several industries. As a manufacturing tech solutions leader with a passion for environmental sustainability, I’ve been intrigued by the parallels between lean manufacturing and sustainability. While the two concepts seem unrelated, there are several systematic similarities. By integrating…

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Pack Expo: Growing Trends in Packaging Design

As a packaging engineer, the Pack Expo is thee annual tradeshow for the packaging industry. Every other year it’s conveniently located at Chicago’s McCormick Place. For those that have never been to McCormick, let me warn you– bring your walking shoes. This year I went to specifically research several items for customers. In the process,…

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Can packaging really be sustainable?

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As a packaging engineer one of the most frequent requests is what can we do to make our packaging more sustainable?  I get really excited by these requests as taking care of the environment is truly a passion of mine. These inquiries allow grand visions of molded bamboo, bio based plastics, and 100% recycled corrugated to begin.…

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