New product introduction (NPI) is important and expensive. It’s also slow as molasses if you don’t have the right tools and processes. In fact, the ability to get products to market faster is cited as one of the most important decision criteria for choosing a packaging supplier, second only to pricing! That's according to a recent survey sponsored by Jabil Packaging Solutions.
Food & Beverage? Industrial? Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)? Consumer Health and Beauty? No matter the segment, we're sharing the secrets to accelerated innovation: platform design and modular tooling, as well as connecting and overlapping phases of the development cycle to eliminate stop gaps. Add to that technological possibilities from 3D / additive manufacturing and digital prototyping and you could see the months melt away.
Join Martin Johnson, Sr. Director of Technology at Jabil Packaging Solutions, for a compelling discussion about the trends, strategies and technologies that can cut your time to market in half, for an unbeatable competitive advantage. Martin is pleased to welcome colleagues from both Jabil Additive Manufacturing, John Dulchinos, and NyproMold, Robert Irwin, to share their industry leading expertise in delivering on the promise of both speed and accuracy in packaging NPI.
Want to learn more about these trends and discover new options to outperform your competition - by beating them to the shelf?
As the Sr. Director of Engineering & Technology for Jabil Packaging Solutions, Martin is one of those rare leaders who can span both the technological and commercial aspects of a business. He is responsible for all frontend Engineering and Technology functions, as well as New Product Innovation activities within the company. He draws from nearly 30 years of experience in packaging, plastics and consumer and healthcare products, from the ideation phase to delivering in-market results that build the brands and businesses of Jabil Packaging Solutions’ customers. Martin attended the University of Illinois, and is certified in various mold and injection engineering technologies.
John Dulchinos is Vice President, Global Automation and 3D Printing for Jabil, responsible for directing their global automation and 3D printing activities. John is an active member of the robotics industry, having served on the board of directors of the Robotics Industry Association (RIA), the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC), the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and the RoboBusiness Advisory Board. He currently serves as the President of Silicon Valley Robotics. Mr. Dulchinos holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a concentration in robotics.
Robert Irwin is a Materials Engineer with 24 years of experience working with customers to develop innovative plastic injection molding solutions. Prior to joining NyproMold, Robert led engineering teams, worked as a Six Sigma Black Belt and has been Director of Global Continuous Improvement for a leading plastics equipment company. Robert leverages a data driven, collaborative approach to innovate and solve customer challenges.
In late 2016, Jabil Packaging Solutions sponsored a Dimensional Research study titled Trends in Plastic Packaging: A Survey of Packaging Stakeholders. These webinars focus on the results of three key areas in that study: Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging and Time to Market.