AIAG Supply Chain Packaging Technical Networking Session Announced

AIAG will host its next of its Supply Chain Packaging Technical Networking sessions on May 10, 2016, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. To take place at AIAG headquarters in Southfield, this half-day session will focus on the latest trends and challenges facing automotive inbound supply chains from a packaging perspective.

Speakers will give trend-focused presentations on returnable container management, yard management, RFID, intercontinental solutions, the path to big data, and AIAG’s recently released Returnable Transport Item Portal (orphan container recovery).

This event also offers the opportunity to join like-minded professionals in a networking environment during breaks to further exchange ideas and other industry-related information.

Exhibitors will be present to share their solutions during breaks. Register today to guarantee your space at this valuable meeting.



9:00 AM – 9:15 AM


“Join our group of speakers for this half-day session at AIAG and learn the latest packaging trends and challenges facing automotive inbound supply chains. Speakers will present the latest in returnable container management, yard management, RFID, and more. We at AIAG look to continually evolve this event to meet industry needs and offer networking opportunities.”

  • Lang Ware
  • Title: Director, Supply Chain Products & Services
  • Company: AIAG

9:15 AM – 9:50 AM

Intercontinental “Solutions”

  • Sean Maguire
  • Title: Customer Solutions Manager
  • Company: CHEP Automotive & Industrial Solutions

9:50 AM – 10:25 AM

Container Management – Returnable Pack Moves, Recovery

A discussion on the framework of processes to effectively manage returnable containers. How to treat returnables as assets, map the entire supply chain to identify loops and trends, and incorporate technology to track and report. Data can be used as a tool to develop a complete picture, pinpoint where losses occur and recover the lost containers.

  • Camille A. Chism
  • Title: Senior Packaging Engineer, Supply Chain Management
  • Company: Johnson Controls, Inc.

10:55 AM – 11:25 PM

AIAG RTI Portal (Returnable/Orphaned Containers)

AIAG has created a new online portal to help connect OEMs and suppliers who have lost returnable transport items (RTIs) with those who have found them. The AIAG RTI Portal facilitates the process of locating lost RTIs (called orphans) as well as clearing them from the factory floor or warehouse where they were left. The goal is to save the industry time and money by facilitating the search-and-recovery process.

  • Tim Fowler
  • Title: eCommerce Consultant
  • Company: AIAG

11:25 AM – 12:00 AM

The Path To Big Data

Automotive’s rapidly evolving culture of innovation is driven by the underlying need for better data. Wappler will exercise the group with thoughts around Connectivity, Supply Chain Innovation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to come. Visibility and control are critical in achieving the best possible decision-making data environments. As the industry leader in Automotive Packaging Management, his role at Surgere has provided him with a one-of-a-kind perspective on fully realizing and unlocking the value of packaging.

  • William Wappler
  • Title: President
  • Company: Surgere, Inc.

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