RPA launches connected community initiative; seeks industry input

{lm_summary}

Latest News

State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit
Outsourcing the Indirect Supply Chain
Accraply acquires Harland Machine Systems of England
Q&A: Abtin Hamidi, chief vice president and co-founder of CargoChief
Diesel prices head down for third straight week, reports EIA
More News

Latest Resource

Outsourcing the Indirect Supply Chain
This in-depth whitepaper takes you through the journey that Smith & Nephew - a global research, development and manufacturing company of medical devices and products - underwent when initially looking for a provider to manage their tool cribs and eventually decided on an end-to-end supply chain management firm.
All Resources
By ·

The Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (RPA) is seek­ing input from sup­ply chain pro­fes­sion­als to help mold its new vir­tual reusable pack­ag­ing forum, called Con­nected Com­mu­nity. When launched, the com­mu­nity will pro­vide a forum for shar­ing new ideas and prac­ti­cal real world solu­tions for imple­ment­ing and max­i­miz­ing reusable trans­port pack­ag­ing sys­tems into the sup­ply chain. The goal of the com­mu­nity is to vir­tu­ally and effort­lessly con­nect peo­ple look­ing to either source or sell a reusable pack­ag­ing prod­uct or ser­vice, and pro­pel the adop­tion of reusable pack­ag­ing solu­tions as a pre­ferred solu­tion for trans­port­ing prod­ucts in a B-to-B sup­ply chain. The Con­nected Com­mu­nity will avail­able through the RPA web­site http://www.reusables.org.

The first step in cre­at­ing the com­mu­nity was launched today with a sur­vey mailed to pro­fes­sion­als in the reusable pack­ag­ing and sup­ply chain industries.

“The find­ings from the sur­vey will shape the foun­da­tion of the online com­mu­nity so we are seek­ing input from a broad base of sup­ply chain pro­fes­sion­als,” said Jerry Wel­come, RPA Pres­i­dent. “Indus­try input and direc­tion will be crit­i­cal to build­ing a suc­cess­ful and use­ful online com­mu­nity for the reusable industry.”


Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

· All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Outsourcing the Indirect Supply Chain
This in-depth whitepaper takes you through the journey that Smith & Nephew - a global research, development and manufacturing company of medical devices and products - underwent when initially looking for a provider to manage their tool cribs and eventually decided on an end-to-end supply chain management firm. Outsourcing white papers, SDI medical device manufacturing
Download Today!
From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
2016 State of Logistics: Third-party logistics
2016 State of Logistics: Ocean freight
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Getting the most out of your 3PL relationship
Join Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, as he explains how creating a balanced portfolio of "Top 50" global and domestic partners can maximize efficiency and mitigate risk.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...
Digital Reality Check
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think....

Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls...
Port of Oakland launches smart phone apps for harbor truckers
Innovation uses Bluetooth, GPS to measure how long drivers wait for cargo