Berlin Packaging Executive to Speak On Supply Chain Collaboration At 2015 Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit

Richard Chapman, Berlin VP of Supply Chain, will Participate in July 7 Panel On How Collaboration can Drive Success and Cost-Effective Packaging Innovation

Jul 01, 2015, 08:05 ET from Berlin Packaging

CHICAGO, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlin Packaging, a leading full-service supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures, announced today that Richard Chapman, the company's vice president of supply chain, will participate in a three-person plenary panel discussion at the 2015 Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit on July 7 in Chicago. The discussion, entitled "Collaboration Through the Entire Supply chain to Drive Success and Cost-Effective Packaging Innovation," will examine strategies for building creativity and reducing cost at every step in the global supply chain.

Also appearing in the panel will be Mike Enayah, director of industrial design at Amcor, and Lora Spizzirri, director of packaging research and design at Kraft Foods. The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 9:00 AM in the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel.

The panel will be valuable to executives seeking new ways to meet the global supply chain challenges facing consumer products companies as well as to foster creativity and problem solving. Topics to be discussed include best practices for communicating across departments and involving every level of the supply chain; realistic approaches to creating and developing ideas; ways to build-in flexibility and fail-safes; how to work around dated equipment as new packaging possibilities emerge; how suppliers can improve the bottom line for customers and consumers; and how to identify and capture cost savings across the supply chain.

Chapman is a highly experienced procurement and supply chain professional with 29 years of experience. Prior to joining Berlin Packaging in 2012, he served in management posts at HAVI Global Solutions and Kraft Foods in North America; he also spent 15 years in the electronics industry with Motorola, International Jensen and Shure Inc. Chapman is a graduate of Brown University with a bachelor's degree in economics.

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About Berlin Packaging

Berlin Packaging is North America's only Hybrid Packaging Supplier® of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. See and for more on how the company exists to help people and companies excel. With over 33,000 available SKUs, over 120 packaging consultants, and more than 90 sales and warehouse locations across North America, the company has the right products, expertise, and geographic proximity to help customers increase their net income through packaging products and services. Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures annually as well as warehousing and logistics services for customers of all sizes in all industries. It is the only company in its sector to be ISO 9001 certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, and to achieve 99% on-time delivery of its shipments every month for over 11 years. Related services and specialty product divisions include Studio One Eleven custom packaging and graphic design, Berlin Global sourcing solutions, E3 profit-oriented consulting, Berlin Financial financing for equipment and capital improvements, Berlin Quality advocacy, Dangerous Goods transport, Freund Container & Supply convenience, and Qorpak laboratory supplies. The company can be reached at 1.800.2.BERLIN,, and on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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