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February 2013Jay EdwardsBest Practices in Supply ChainEngagement
Career & Company HistoryEnvironmentalEngineeringBS & MS1993Kraft Foods1993 - 2011SustainablePackaging Expert(2007 – 2011)-...
Supply Chain EngagementWe’re all connected – make the most of it3
Engagement is the Fruit ofCollaboration…4
… but Silos Are Comfortable - orEnforced5
How to Break Through?Leverage…• Organizational Structure• Industry Best Practices• External Resources / Relationships… as ...
Organizational Structure… & Internal Collaboration7
Community of Practice Model(Formal)SubjectExpertBusinessUnitLeadBusinessUnitLeadBusinessUnitLeadBusinessUnitLead8
Community of Practice Model(Formal)Expert may be the only subject ‘owner’, which canlimit penetration of change into the o...
Community of Practice Model(Informal)Sharing Common Expertise, Solving Common Problems• Traditional Communities of Practic...
Community of Practice Model(Informal)Truly informal CoPs function only so long as they areuseful to their membersBenefits ...
Employee-Reward ModelRecognition-Driven Collaboration• ConAgra Foods began an innovation-in-operationsprogram in 1992• Ong...
Employee-Reward Model‘Voluntary’ programs may experience variable interest/ popularitySenior leadership can demonstrate su...
Industry Best Practices… & External Collaboration14
PET Technology Collaborative (2012)Source: Packaging DigestCompanies Placing a Common Strategic BetThe Objective• Evolve C...
Crowdsourcing - Direct Line to Out-of-BoxThinkingSource: GreenBiz.comUnilever’s Sustainable Living Lab (2012)The Objective...
Crowdsourcing - Direct Line to Out-of-BoxThinkingSource: GreenBiz.comUnilever’s Sustainable Living Lab (2012)The Results• ...
Sugar Beet Pulp: From Burden to OpportunityThe Objective• The USDA and Washington State University sought todevelop a prof...
Government as Stakeholder: SpainSource: Environmental LeaderBiodegradable Plastic from Whey ProteinThe Objective• The EU i...
OfficeMax ‘Boomerang Box’The Objective• Reduce box consumption amongst participating businesses customersThe Approach• Reu...
Safeway Reusable Product ContainersSource: Green Retail DecisionsThe Objective• Corrugated elimination (17 million pounds ...
External Tools & ResourcesCollaboration Enablers22
Packaging Impact Quick EvaluationTool• PIQET was developed and is distributed by theSustainable Packaging Alliance• Pack2S...
PIQET: Analysis that Spans the SupplyChainMaterialmanufactureConvertingTransport tofillerFillingTransport toretailerUse Wa...
PIQET: Illustrative ReusablePackaging Example25
PIQET: Illustrative ReusablePackaging Example26
PIQET: Enabling Collaboration27
Pack2Sustain Custom TechnologyScopingBuilding Technology Pipelines• A technical service rooted in over 19 years ofCPG R&D ...
Pack2Sustain Design-for-RecoveryReport• Referenced summary of the best available industry designguidance on…o Recyclabilit...
Pack2Sustain Design-for-RecoveryReport30
Pack2Sustain Design-for-RecoveryReport31
Consumers’ Voice: “Please Help Me” | PRS*Packaging & the Environment Study, 2012Environmental Messaging  Stated Purchase ...
Thank Youjay.edwards@pack2sustain.com608.332.2281http://www.pack2sustain.com/33
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Best Practices in Supply Chain Engagement

  1. 1. February 2013Jay EdwardsBest Practices in Supply ChainEngagement
  2. 2. Career & Company HistoryEnvironmentalEngineeringBS & MS1993Kraft Foods1993 - 2011SustainablePackaging Expert(2007 – 2011)- Tools & Metrics- Design PlatformDevelopment- IndustryRepresentationPack2Sustain, LLC2011 LaunchPartners / Clients- ConAgra Foods- PTIS / HAVI- Earth911- Clorox- SustainablePackagingAlliance2
  3. 3. Supply Chain EngagementWe’re all connected – make the most of it3
  4. 4. Engagement is the Fruit ofCollaboration…4
  5. 5. … but Silos Are Comfortable - orEnforced5
  6. 6. How to Break Through?Leverage…• Organizational Structure• Industry Best Practices• External Resources / Relationships… as is fitting w/ your project or position in the organization6
  7. 7. Organizational Structure… & Internal Collaboration7
  8. 8. Community of Practice Model(Formal)SubjectExpertBusinessUnitLeadBusinessUnitLeadBusinessUnitLeadBusinessUnitLead8
  9. 9. Community of Practice Model(Formal)Expert may be the only subject ‘owner’, which canlimit penetration of change into the organizationCultural influence is largely ‘bottom-up’, with theassociated limitations on effectivenessExpert / BU Lead network establishes clear points of contact &helps to drive strategyMembership is typically passion-drivenBest practices can be shared quickly and easilySimplifies benchmarking and tracking against corporate goals9
  10. 10. Community of Practice Model(Informal)Sharing Common Expertise, Solving Common Problems• Traditional Communities of Practice areformed by industry peers – within or acrossorganizations – who are tied by commonexpertise / passion• CoPs can be used powerfully to:• Solve problems quickly• Build and exchange knowledge• Enable execution of company strategySource: Harvard Business Review10
  11. 11. Community of Practice Model(Informal)Truly informal CoPs function only so long as they areuseful to their membersBenefits experienced by the employer(s) may bedelayed and non-linearCoPs can ignite members’ creativity and tap intoentrepreneurial drivesSignificant professional skill development opportunityTalent recruitment and retention benefits11
  12. 12. Employee-Reward ModelRecognition-Driven Collaboration• ConAgra Foods began an innovation-in-operationsprogram in 1992• Ongoing objectives are waste and energy reduction atproduction facilities, company-wide• Bottom-up ideas are encouraged, with visiblerecognition from top management• Share-out of concepts has expanded their adoptionSource: GreenBiz.com12
  13. 13. Employee-Reward Model‘Voluntary’ programs may experience variable interest/ popularitySenior leadership can demonstrate support withoutmandatesEmployees are engaged and gain visibilityOpportunity for best practices to permeate companyculture organically13
  14. 14. Industry Best Practices… & External Collaboration14
  15. 15. PET Technology Collaborative (2012)Source: Packaging DigestCompanies Placing a Common Strategic BetThe Objective• Evolve Coca-Cola’s partially plant-based PET to a solutionentirely sourced from plants, benefiting brand-ownerstakeholdersThe Approach• Shared commitment between The Coca-Cola Co., Nike Inc.,Ford Motor Co., H. J. Heinz Co. and Proctor & Gamble to:o Expand research knowledge, accelerate technology development,and develop commercial solutions15
  16. 16. Crowdsourcing - Direct Line to Out-of-BoxThinkingSource: GreenBiz.comUnilever’s Sustainable Living Lab (2012)The Objective• Position the company to achieve its 2020 Sustainability targetsThe Approach• Engage select thought leaders across civil society, governmentand industry through a 24-hour moderated online platformo Four forums:1. Sustainable Sourcing2. Sustainable Production & Distribution3. Consumer Behavior Change4. Recycling & Waste 16
  17. 17. Crowdsourcing - Direct Line to Out-of-BoxThinkingSource: GreenBiz.comUnilever’s Sustainable Living Lab (2012)The Results• 3,900 posted comments capturedo Dialogue concerning Consumer Behavior Change was themost robusto Addressing design from a systemic – vs. tactical –approach was stressedo Re-thinking of delivery systems was commonOverall Expectation Going Forward: Action17
  18. 18. Sugar Beet Pulp: From Burden to OpportunityThe Objective• The USDA and Washington State University sought todevelop a profitable use for sugar beet pulp, a wasteproduct from sugar extractionThe Approach• Coextrusion of beet pulp with PLA yielded a biodegradablethermoplastic composite w/ mechanical properties similarto polystyrene and polypropyleneo PLA is itself derived from the sugars in beets, corn, sugarcane orswitch grassGovernment as Stakeholder: UnitedStatesSource: Packaging Digest18
  19. 19. Government as Stakeholder: SpainSource: Environmental LeaderBiodegradable Plastic from Whey ProteinThe Objective• The EU is addressing the challenge of finding new uses for the 50million tons of whey produced by European cheese factoriesannuallyo While 60% is currently reused, the balance is discardedThe Approach• IRIS, a Barcelona-based research institute, has extracted pure wheyproteins via spray-dryingo These proteins are then used in thin layers to produce plastic filmso Dissolution of the films in enzyme-activated water has been confirmed bythe European Commission• Industrial scale-up of film and tray production is targeted for 201319
  20. 20. OfficeMax ‘Boomerang Box’The Objective• Reduce box consumption amongst participating businesses customersThe Approach• Reuse & recycling program for OfficeMax delivery boxesThe Details• The reusable, stackable delivery boxes are retained at customer facilitiesand back-hauled at a subsequent delivery date. An 80% reduction wasachieved after the June 2012 start in Seattle, WA“The boomerang box was piloted in Seattle because thecity has a very large number of customers thatdemand a reusable shipping carton solution.“- OfficeMax PR Manager Nicole MillerSource: GreenBiz.com20
  21. 21. Safeway Reusable Product ContainersSource: Green Retail DecisionsThe Objective• Corrugated elimination (17 million pounds achieved)The Approach• Expand RPC use beyond bread, milk and soda to include fresh wet-packproduce (items that are kept on ice until they reach the store)• RPCs can be stacked densely, aiding in back-haul efficiencyThe Details• Supply chain engagement was crucial, as Safeway’s growers anddistributors needed to commit to RPCs• Safeway’s major supplier of RPCs is IFCO Systemso IFCO handles all container logistics, frommanufacture to cleaning to re-entry into the supplychain21
  22. 22. External Tools & ResourcesCollaboration Enablers22
  23. 23. Packaging Impact Quick EvaluationTool• PIQET was developed and is distributed by theSustainable Packaging Alliance• Pack2Sustain is a Channel Partner with SPA, supportingthe expansion of PIQET in North America• PIQET is customized specifically forpackaging applications, and can assessimpacts associated with design featuresacross relevant material supply chains• LCI datasets from multiple global regions areavailable, and are regularly updated23
  24. 24. PIQET: Analysis that Spans the SupplyChainMaterialmanufactureConvertingTransport tofillerFillingTransport toretailerUse Waste disposalSourcing / Conversion Filling / Transportation Consumer PhasePIQET does not model theuse phase, but doesaddress the performanceof reusable packaging24
  25. 25. PIQET: Illustrative ReusablePackaging Example25
  26. 26. PIQET: Illustrative ReusablePackaging Example26
  27. 27. PIQET: Enabling Collaboration27
  28. 28. Pack2Sustain Custom TechnologyScopingBuilding Technology Pipelines• A technical service rooted in over 19 years ofCPG R&D experience and on demonstratedthought leadership in Sustainable Packaging• Customizable approach, based on cost targets,environmental-performance goals or material-sourcing criteria• The interactive service links seamlessly intoexisting project teams28
  29. 29. Pack2Sustain Design-for-RecoveryReport• Referenced summary of the best available industry designguidance on…o Recyclabilityo Compostability• Structured to deliver clear, actionable direction to packagingdesigners• Customized format to maximize day-to-day utility• Ideal for packaging portfolio assessments29
  30. 30. Pack2Sustain Design-for-RecoveryReport30
  31. 31. Pack2Sustain Design-for-RecoveryReport31
  32. 32. Consumers’ Voice: “Please Help Me” | PRS*Packaging & the Environment Study, 2012Environmental Messaging  Stated Purchase PreferenceFavorable - 59%Not FavorableDrivers When Consumers Fail to RecycleForget - 44%Misc.Opportunity for clearerrecyclability messaging*Perception Research Services International32
  33. 33. Thank Youjay.edwards@pack2sustain.com608.332.2281http://www.pack2sustain.com/33

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