|Sponsor||Reusable Packaging Association (RPA)|
|Date||Wednesday, April 14, 2021|
|Time||9:00 AM - 9:30 AM CDT|
Automated work environments are rapidly increasing around the world. According to the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report, the global industrial robotics industry reports an annual growth rate of 13% from 2014 – 2019. 39% of survey respondents reported implementation of robotics or automation equipment in their business operations today, and 73% expect to do so over the next five years. With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating interest in automation to build resiliency in supply chains, and increased capabilities from emerging technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence, automation is quickly becoming both a business necessity and a competitive edge. For the material handling industry, the packaging of commercial goods is an important component for compliance and performance in automated environments. In this session, learn why reusable products are the best choice for packaging in automated systems and how companies should approach packaging design to optimize their investment and adoption of automation.