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10:00
    • Packaging and Packing Materials
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    PFAS hit the headlines a number of years ago due to the harmful health and environmental impact and toxicity of its 9,500 chemical compounds. But just how far has PFAS Free come and what solutions are out there that don’t just provide a stop gap (eg compostable plastics)?

    Join Dr Wyatt as he shares his insights from working with 14,000+ retailers and a global network of partners in Australia, Europe, the UK and North America on a global standard for PFAS testing and certification.

    • Understand PFAS and Total Fluorine and their ecological and health impacts
    • What benefits have North American retailers and QSR operators seen from PFAS Free 100% compostable packaging?
    • What PFAS Free strategies can you implement across your operations today to ensure you are future proofing your organisation?
10:15
    • Digital Transformation
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Behind the scenes, Australian manufacturing companies are enhancing their product portfolio, re-thinking their business processes, introducing new technologies and data-driven services to adjust and transform their operations to meet the demands of today’s economy.

    These developments change not only individual businesses, but also impact the market dynamics across Australia’s manufacturing sector, affecting, in particular, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) along the value chain. This short workshop has been designed to encourage you to think about the capabilities of your business and start your journey of digital transformation:

    • Think differently about the opportunities and the challenges of digital manufacturing
    • Tap your organisation’s current capabilities and characteristics and determine your future competitiveness and success
    • Identify areas of focus for growth, potential investment and wider opportunities to transform and future-proof your business
    • Understand where assistance may be sought to help the transition to digital manufacturing
10:45
    • Packaging and Packing Materials
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    While the 2025 packaging targets are focused on recycling our plastic waste, it will take a considerable change in recycling infrastructure and company operations to get to these recycling levels.  In the meantime, there is still going to be a large amount of plastic going to landfills.

    Manufacturing and warehousing businesses around Australia use around five million tonnes of packaging material annually, which end up discarded into landfills and waterways, either by the end consumer or the establishment itself.   

    The only way this figure will change is for Australian businesses to seriously take stock of their packaging choices and find more responsible options that will not compromise on the quality and safety of their products but will also minimise the environmental impact.

    In this session, Dr Headifen will explore innovative solutions to this challenge and share insights on:

    • Why simply making plastic recyclable is not going to solve our plastic problems
    • How to champion environmental concerns by reducing the impact of everyday plastic waste in landfill
    • If you have to have plastic packaging, how do you avoid its centuries’ long legacy?
11:30
    • Packaging and Packing Materials
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    With a positive focus on flexible packaging, hear the latest innovations that provide an avenue for soft plastic packaging and pouches to be processed through existing waste infrastructure here in Australia, eliminating previous issues with end-of-life recovery.

    • How can we use recycled soft plastic waste in new products?
    • How does the Roll ‘n’ Recycle Program revolutionise our ability to reclaim soft plastics and remove complex laminates for optimal recycled feedstock potential?
    • How can we get recycled content into flexible packaging, close the loop and reclaim plastics as a vital resource?

    Sharing practical case studies, Joe will prove that nothing is impossible with enough creativity and persistence when it comes to re-engineering flexible packaging for the better. 

    • Procurement
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    What do you need to consider when commissioning new or modified machines? What safety aspects must be taken into account during machinery procurement? In this presentation, the entire lifecycle is observed – from the decision to make an investment in a new or used machine through to the decommissioning or disposal of a machine. Another area of focus is how to draw up specification documents from a safety viewpoint. You will learn more about the aspects you need to consider when using machinery at new locations. This is especially important when a machine is to be commissioned in another country or under a different legal structure (placing on the market).

12:15
    • Packaging and Packing Materials
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    With less than 5% of soft plastic being recycled in Australia, there is great pressure to ‘do something’ about soft plastics. Some would push for bans on this material but this overlooks the benefits of soft plastics from product protection and food safety, food waste and environmental impact and overall total cost of packaging perspectives. Emerging technologies are coming to the fore to drive food-grade quality recycling of soft plastics. The opportunities for the whole supply chain may be large if we can develop a whole of industry approach to all aspects of soft plastics. Hear insights on:

    • The current state of soft plastics recycling in Australia
    • Emerging technologies to recycle plastics
    • Delivering a circular economy for soft plastics in Australia
    • Procurement
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -
    Session will reflect on challenges faced by the procurement and supply profession, the skills sought after and in demand and how engagement with your professional body can support organisations.
13:00
    • Future Technology
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Machine Vision systems are teaching computers to perform inspections that detect defects, contaminants, functional flaws and other irregularities in manufactured products. Machine Vision excels at the quantitative measurement of a structured scene because of its speed, accuracy and repeatability. A Machine Vision system built around the right camera resolution and optics can easily inspect object details too small to be seen by the human eye and inspect them with greater reliability and less error. In this session we will be comparing Deep Learning To Human Visual Inspection and Traditional Machine Vision. Learn how:

    • Deep Learning improves consistency
    • Deep Learning improves reliability
    • Deep Learning increases processing speed
    • Deep Learning tolerates variations in data
    • Deep Learning is designed for hard to solve applications
    • Packaging and Packing Materials
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Abbe presents the challenges faced with current corrugated shelf-ready formats and how they applied innovation to re-invent shelf-ready packaging - not only improving shelf presentation but also reducing supply chain costs and carbon footprint.

    The presentation explores a pilot project with fast-growing Paringa Pet Foods and the subsequent introduction of the Wingman(R) format to major retailers.  Paul Grundy of Paringa joins this session for insights from a customer's perspective, while also explaining the transitioning process with the retailers.

13:45
    • Future Technology
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Join an informative session with Jim Wallace and Jozef Ceh as they explore the ‘quick wins’ to get you out of the starting blocks of your Industry 4.0 implementation. 

    Both Jozef and Jim form part of the Open IIOT cohort which aims to make the implementation of Industry 4.0 as straight forward and easy as possible. 

    In this interactive session, they will cut through the jargon to give you real life examples of:

    • Where to start your Industry 4.0 implementation, today!
    • The critical steps on your digitisation journey
    • Quick wins to data gathering 
    • Packaging and Packing Materials
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    We live in a connected world and data drives everything – including brand protection and consumer engagement. This session will explain market trends driving the evolution of how brands protect their products and connect with customers; as well as introduce innovative approaches that work in-line with existing packaging processes.

    • Gain better understanding of trends in counterfeiting, diversion and consumer engagement 
    • Learn about innovation in the space of connected packaging 
    • Understand how specific brands have benefited from having a connected products strategy 
14:30
    • Packaging and Packing Materials
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    The Government provides up to 43.5% refundable rebates for businesses undertaking R&D. Learn more about this program with deeper insights and case studies within a packaging technology environment.

    • Future Technology
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    This session will explore how one company saved thousands of dollars by embarking on an energy saving journey. 

    Join Bill Blyth, Head of the Energy Saving Conservation Group at SMC Corporation as he talks you through a world-first energy saving implementation strategy.  The project took three years to implement and energy saving was considered in all aspects of the automation process. The result was a staggering saving in energy costs, that keeps on growing. Bill will share his insights on:

    • Where to start your energy saving journey 
    • What type of outcome you can expect 
    • Easy fixes and quick wins 
15:15
    • Future Technology
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    With government and industry pushing Australia’s fresh produce sector to improve traceability, as well as the Modern Manufacturing Initiative aiming to double the size of the food and grocery manufacturing sector by 2030, there has never been a more critical time for the sector to get coding and labelling right.

    Join Braydon as he shares the smart packaging insights and trends that are driving demand for Australian-made package code management software. In this session he will explore:

    • Connecting the physical to the digital – what technology supports the future of smart packaging?
    • How to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in your supply-chain
    • How to resolve coding and labelling errors
    • Packaging and Packing Materials
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    The Sustainable Packaging Research Group at VU is working on developing eco-friendly packaging made from agricultural waste. This presentation will discuss:

    • The creation of functional biopackaging materials that are biodegradable by using local agricultural wastes or by-products. Both the physico-mechanical and end-of-life (compostability, environmental degradation) performance of the materials will be evaluated using state-of-the art laboratory techniques
    • Develop and apply novel methods to characterise and simulate the random shocks and vibrations that occur during the transportation to ensure that the new packaging materials are fit-for-purpose
    • The establishment of the Australian Packaging Innovation Laboratory at VU.

    Join this sessions to understand:

    • Important consideration for using bio-polymers for packaging applications
    • Better characterisation of distribution hazards to optimise packaging design
    • Why using laboratory tests for packaging compliance and development is important
10:00
    • Processing and Equipment
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    With a growing number of allergen sufferers worldwide and increased awareness of the health risks associated with allergic reactions, consumers and auditing bodies are now holding manufacturers accountable.  Failure to manage allergens effectively can not only be life threatening for the end user but will also create reputation and operational damage to an organisation.  The processes that control the handling of ingredients have therefore never been more important, and manufacturers with systems that are agile enough to meet the changes in consumer demand can gain a competitive advantage.

    Do you handle powders that contain allergens?  Join this presentation to discover more about increasing efficiency and flexibility in your manufacturing process, whilst minimising allergen risk:

    • Allergen Control
    • Reducing cross contamination
    • Reducing risk with automation
    • Designing the right factory
10:15
    • Innovation
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -
10:20
    • Innovation
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    How CSIRO works with industry, government and the research community to turn science into solutions to address Australia's greatest challenges.

10:30
    • Innovation
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Would your organisation benefit from grants, training and support? How can collaboration help with R&D? Join CSIRO to understand how they help Australian SME businesses grow and succeed.

     

    • Innovation
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Hear about our grants, training and support to Australian businesses to help them collaborate with CSIRO and other research organisations on research and development.inn

    Find out how Silfresh, a startup company partnered with the CSIRO to research antimicrobial coating technologies in order to prevent the spread of disease on their products and other materials.

10:45
    • Processing and Equipment
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Increasing consumer, customer and regulatory requirements combined with a stronger focus on overall operational excellence, makes this the right time for a deep dive into the benefits of Hygienic Design for the food industry.  Join this session to understand:

    • How more than just sanitation will benefit from Hygenic Design
    • How a proactive approach to Hygienic Design will positively impact your overall operation
    • How your business’ long-term profitability be affected
11:15
    • Innovation
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Come and hear about innovative technologies and improving process efficiency for creating high value products for new markets, and how we partner with industry.

11:30
    • Processing and Equipment
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Machines can help improve production efficiency in the workplace. However, their moving parts, sharp edges, and hot surfaces are often the cause of serious workplace injuries such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, blindness or even death. Safeguards are essential to keep workers out of harm’s way, but what requirements apply when designing safeguards?

    During this presentation we will introduce the requirements of Australian legislation and standards for guarding and the standards that you can use in the design of safeguarding in order to select appropriate solutions for various hazards.

    Any organisation that uses machinery and anyone that designs, manufactures or supplies machinery should attend to learn:

    • The key points from legislation on guarding
    • What standards should be used when designing guarding for machinery
    • What types of safeguarding devices are available
11:45
    • Innovation
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Join CSIRO and panellists from Buhler Group, Siemens and LaTrobe University as they discuss:

    ·         What is working already in 4.0 and how has it changed the Australian industry to date?

    ·         What roadblocks have organisations faced in adopting 4.0 and how have they overcome them?

    ·         What are the skills required for Australia?

     

    Panellists:

    • David Fraser, Buhler Group
    • Scott Carter, Siemens Digital Industries Software
    • Jeff Jones, La Trobe University
    • Vikram Sachdeva,  Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub, Swinburne University
12:15
    • Processing and Equipment
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Trade wastewater compliance is something most food, beverage and packaging companies need to manage. There are some simple things companies can do to make wastewater compliance a lot simpler and to reduce trade waste bills. This session will give practical advice on setting up a new wastewater system, optimising water sampling to reduce your BOD bills, making tweaks to your production line to simplify your treatment requirements, and maintaining wastewater treatment plants to ensure ongoing compliance to minimise trade waste bills. Join this session for:

    • Practical advice for reducing your trade waste bill
    • Things to consider before setting up a wastewater treatment system
    • Useful information on how to get the most out of your wastewater treatment system
12:30
    • Innovation
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Your chance to network and ask your burning questions of CSIRO -  the organisation advancing Australia with a range of inventions and innovations that have had significant positive impact on the lives of people around the world

13:00
    • Processing and Equipment
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -
13:15
    • Consumer Trends
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    We live in a connected world and data drives everything – including brand protection and consumer engagement. This session will explain market trends driving the evolution of how brands protect their products and connect with customers; as well as introduce innovative approaches that work in-line with existing packaging processes.

    • Gain better understanding of trends in counterfeiting, diversion and consumer engagement 
    • Learn about innovation in the space of connected packaging 
    • Understand how specific brands have benefited from having a connected products strategy 
13:45
    • Meat Processing
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    In this seminar, we will be looking at global packaging trends, innovations in protein categories and what is on the horizon for our region. Learn how through innovative packaging design we can maximise shelf life and throughput whilst minimising downtime, rework and energy costs. Join us to understand:

    • Global packaging trends and how these will affect Australia
    • Impact of sustainability drivers
    • Ability of packaging to maximise throughput
14:00
    • Renewable Energy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    We all have a part to play in achieving the 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target.  To date, for the most part, there has been a misinformed belief that batteries and electrification will be our solution to everything from vehicles, to plant and equipment, to major power distribution.  There are particular companies and individuals that gain significant financial benefits from propagating this belief in the media.

    Whilst batteries will have a place in the total energy future landscape, they certainly are not the solution for all applications.  This presentation will help identify suitable applications for batteries and then introduce tangible alternative energy solutions that will complete the energy requirements moving towards a Road to Zero. Join this session for key takeaways to:

    • Identify tangible energy supply solutions across a broad range of applications
    • Introduce alternative Zero Emission concepts
    • Introduce future Solar / Mains / Generator combinations and opportunities
14:30
    • Meat Processing
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Provenir's mission to introduce on-farm processing as an alternative to the current meat supply chain was always going to be disruptive. Though the challenges of soaring cattle prices, lack of supply and a global pandemic meant that this innovative company had to go back to the drawing board to re-imagine itself. By seeking to value every part of the animal, Provenir has become one of the most diversified, vertically integrated meat companies that asks the question... what is a cow worth? You may be surprised what their answer is..

    Join Chris and find the answers to:

    ·         Finding and harnessing company resilience

    ·         Finding opportunity in dire situations

    ·         Challenging the status quo

14:45
    • Renewable Energy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -
15:30
    • Renewable Energy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -
10:00
    • Sustainability and the Circular Economy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    An increasing concern about the need to control the volume of plastic packaging that is produced and disposed of, has led many countries to implement stringent regulations. The Form Fill Seal technology used to make cups from plastic reels (usually polystyrene) and fill them, is very much concerned by these measures. This session will explore this challenge and the surprising opportunities to move to more sustainable solutions using FFS as a tool to improve the overall footprint:

    • What is at stake on the 2025 horizon?
    • What solutions are available to move away from Polystyrene cups?
    • Recyclability, circular economy: what is possible and what is not?
10:15
    • Manufacturing
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Many manufacturers are increasingly needing to do more in less space. They may want to increase production or have new regulations or requirements put on them by their buyers such as coding or metal detection. These changes often take up additional floor space which may mean a costly and impractical relocation or compromises on safety and access. 

    This session will give practical examples of how to review your engineering design and processes to optimise your available space, ensuring solutions for:

    • Automation
    • Operator access and operational environment
    • Maintenance access
    • Safety 
10:45
    • Sustainability and the Circular Economy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    The creation of a circular economy in the field of HDPE plastic containers opens a discussion that involves various stakeholders, from local councils / community collection, sorting and recycling system operators, organisations with a commercial interest, manufacturers producing blow molding machines to the consumer / end user.

    The manufacturers of extrusion blow molding machines have an important responsibility in supporting new technologies that drive the development of the circular economy.

    In this presentation, you will examine:  

    • How increasing the efficiency of EBM machines promotes the circular economy
    • How the use of recycled materials (other than plastic) in containers can decrease the use of HDPE without compromising strength and quality
    • How Total Quality Control solutions support the circular economy
    • How electricity consumption can be reduced through the production process
11:00
    • Manufacturing
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Australian manufacturing and packaging companies are adopting digital technologies at a rapid pace but there is a lot of confusion about the best approach. Often the entry point is to implement equipment-based monitoring, downtime or OEE solutions.

    These approaches are valuable but leave arguably the most important driver of efficiency out of the equation – the operators. This session focusses on real-world examples of a unified approach to digital manufacturing operations and packaging solutions that considers the equipment, processes and people interacting seamlessly for a common goal.

    Hear case studies from leading Australian companies Oliveri, Lifestyle Bakeries, Derby Rubber and more, representing successful SME manufacturers on a global scale and how they achieved paperless operations in a matter of weeks:

    • How Smart Manufacturing is within reach for SME manufacturers – hear from some of Australia’s best brands on how they are approaching Industry 4.0
    • How paperless operations transform the shop floor, removing waste and improving responsiveness
    • Combining Quality, Asset Performance, Maintenance and Management Overview in a single digital platform
    • What will the future of manufacturing in Australia look like?
11:30
    • Sustainability and the Circular Economy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    TonerPlas is a 10 year overnight success according to Kesh Nair and Steve Morriss of Close the Loop. Come and join these passionate champions of the circular economy as they explain the journey, the obstacles, and the potential of turning a problematic packaging waste stream into a high performance asphalt additive recently used on the M80 and Monash Freeway Upgrades

11:45
    • Manufacturing
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Businesses are struggling to turn their data into real world improvements.  We can get any data we want and create great reports faster than ever before but turning this information into results is the real problem. Join Diren as he discusses the challenges facing business owners, managers and data scientists in getting the most out of data, as well as offering some proven ideas for tackling these roadblocks.  This presentation is applicable to any business need, with examples from the operations space. Data itself will not improve your business so you will learn how to:

    • Understand the problem
    • Establish a winning culture with small, fast teams where every team member is a) needed and b) given clear goals
    • Be process driven in your problem solving
    • Beware of heroes and martyrs!
12:15
    • Sustainability and the Circular Economy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Not everything is as it seems when it comes to packaging and the sustainability discussion. Learn how we can make food packaging truly circular and how we can give packaging the best chance of staying in that loop. Understand the considerations we must look at when comparing formats and their impact, taking a holistic approach.

    •          How to create sustainable, circular food packaging from 100% post-consumer material

    •          Sustainable packaging materials and supporting life cycle analysis

    •          Circular packaging design

     

12:30
    • Preventative Maintenance
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    In this presentation Simon will share the key reasons why the maintenance team in a reactive manufacturing environment is seen as the villain.  He will then explore the simple steps that the team and wider business can take to move from reactive to proactive maintenance, leading to the maintenance team being known as superheroes.

    Gain insights into a simple model on which to assess the current state of your maintenance and reliability maturity, together with a framework and structure to move through the improvement stages. 

    Move your business from reactive to proactive through:

    • A simple reliability model for any team to establish their current state
    • The 3 MUSTS to getting out of reactive maintenance
    • Where and how to start the reliability journey
13:00
    • Sustainability and the Circular Economy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Join continuous improvement experts Brad Jeavons and Dirk Crouse as they explore the importance of sustainability in the workplace through strategic implementation. Additional content expanding on the theme of this session can also be found in the latest episodes of the Enterprise Excellence podcast, hosted by Brad Jeavons – available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Join this session to gain insights on:

    • Strategy deployment using the Hoshin Kanri method
    • The importance of a continuous improvement culture
    • Creating win-win outcomes that achieve both economic and environmental success
13:15
    • Preventative Maintenance
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Getting maintenance and production on the same page can often be difficult.  In this session we will explore the language and framework that has helped hundreds of businesses to create a Culture of Reliability.

    ·         Maintenance, Reliability, Asset Management, what is the difference and which do you need?

    ·         How to engage your entire organisation in reliability improvement

    ·         Which maintenance maturity models work best to drive improvement

14:00
    • Sustainability and the Circular Economy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Food waste is a $1.6 trillion global problem. With Australia committed to halving its food waste by 2030, this session will explore how the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre, along with its sister organisation Stop Food Waste Australia, is working with industry, government and research partners to reduce food waste from farm to fork. Of particular focus will be how the CRC’s REDUCE program is delivering impact for the Australian packaging industry through its research in areas such as date labelling, resealability and shelf life. Join this session to hear about:

    • Food waste is a massive global problem, contributing an estimated 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. In Australia, 7.6m tonnes of food is wasted annually – the equivalent of filling 10 MCGs
    • The Fight Food Waste CRC is working with some 70 industry, government and research partners as it strives to help meet Australia’s commitment to halving its food waste by 2030
    • The CRC’s REDUCE program is working with industry and organisations such as APPMA to decrease food waste nationally across areas including packaging and process machinery technologies, hospitality and food service, and the cold food chain
    • Future Warehouse
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    In this session, Allan will answer:

    • How can robots and people work together to improve productivity and customer service?
    • What software is needed to make it work?
    • How do we utilise automation to attract and retain a workforce in light of existing labour shortages which will only get worse as the population becomes more tech savvy?
14:45
    • Sustainability and the Circular Economy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    We will take you through the typical journey of a water reliant organisation implementing Net Zero Water strategies; the corporate ESG commitments needed, practical and regulatory design considerations and the practical design and build of a wastewater recycling plant including what lies behind technology selection and what success looks like. Gain practical examples on:

    • how to overcome regulatory hurdles
    • what is wastewater recycling practically?
    • understanding why Net Zero Water is a smart strategy
    • Future Warehouse
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Not only are manual sorting systems a thing of the past, old technologies are fast becoming impediments to meeting the demands of today's high volume product warehousing and sorting requirements New Cognex Camera technologies are replacing redundant barcode scanning products resulting in cost savings, time saving and better utilisation of premium warehousing floorspace.

    This session will review successful Australian applications where the latest 3D dimensioners and barcode scanning products have been deployed and integrated with weight scalers and auxiliary devices to create world class read rates producing fast, reliable product sorting and warehousing. Learn about:

    • Camera technologies and how they are improving dramatically
    • Upgrading barcode scanning devices and processes to save time and money
    • How prime warehouse real estate floorspace can be gained by upgrading redundant technologies
    • Modernisation of warehousing and logistics in Australia today
    • Proven world class solutions and how factory automation experts can advise and help
15:30
    • Future Warehouse
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    The retail landscape has evolved; the eCommerce transaction of physical goods has grown exponentially and with it the take-up of fulfilment/warehouse automation.  What started with pureplay online retail (eBay, Amazon, Catch…) has spread to omni-channel (Woolworths, Coles, Myer, Cotton On…).  Demands are increasing, number of daily transactions, parcel size of purchased articles, delivery turnaround, resource costs, supply of staff & space etc.  So, the classic warehouse has needed to adapt with better resource allocation, investment in more efficient and effective WMS & TMS systems, order picking & packing technologies. This AUSPACK will focus on Packaging Automation and its place in a modern, connected and coordinated fulfillment centre. Hear about:

    • Enablement of Packaging Automation into fulfillment centres, connected and integrated to WMS & TMS systems
    • Packaging Automation interfaced to batch picked and sorted multi-line orders
    • Market application advances and space saving developments in Packaging Automation
    • Sustainability and the Circular Economy
    Theatre 1, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    Find out how Central Innovation has been partnering with  their clients to significantly improve their efficiency, reducing their time to market for their products and save thousands of dollars a year.

    This demonstration will showcase the capabilities of Central Innovation’s CAD-ERP integration solution, DataSuite.

    DataSuite automates the transfer of Manufacturing BOMs from CAD solutions to ERP/MRP systems, while improving the accuracy of the transferred data

10:00
    • Future Trends
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    With government and industry pushing Australia’s fresh produce sector to improve traceability, as well as the Modern Manufacturing Initiative aiming to double the size of the food and grocery manufacturing sector by 2030, there has never been a more critical time for the sector to get coding and labelling right.

    Join Braydon as he shares the smart packaging insights and trends that are driving demand for Australian-made package code management software. In this session he will explore:

    ·         Connecting the physical to the digital – what technology supports the future of smart packaging?

    ·         How to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in your supply-chain

    ·         How to resolve coding and labelling errors

10:45
    • Future Trends
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    In an age where sustainability is top of line - but where regulations and certifications are constantly changing - how is your company ensuring the decisions you make today can improve both your environmental footprint and competitive edge in the future? Join Dr. Morgan Wyatt, CEO of Greenlid Sustainable Products, as he shares his story from his start on Dragons’ Den (Canadian Shark Tank) to now. Learn how he has helped major North American retailers and others transition to sustainable products for the benefit of the environment, profitability and internal management. Hear insights into global, national and regional considerations when determining future product lines, the hidden profit values in marketing these changes, quantifying your impact and saving time and money in the future. In this session you will explore:

    • Packaging and product trends in retail and food service in North America and beyond
    • Redefining terms such as recyclability and compostability
    • Protecting your brand and customers from dangerous chemicals and bad PR
    • Leveraging planogram and sustainable product decisions for hidden values
    • Material considerations when selecting your new sustainable packaging
    • The pathway to a successful transition from unsustainable to sustainable 
11:30
    • Future Trends
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    This presentation focuses on Systematic Innovation and the differences between short term “tactical” innovation and strategic, long-term innovation management. Systematic Innovation is not a new methodology but rather the integration of a set of processes which work together to optimise the innovation investments made by any business.

    The process of Systematic Innovation integrates the business analysis of markets and opportunities with the long-term strategic agenda for the business. 

    It defines the white space in which to target ideation efforts as well as the governance processes for effective execution of innovation projects. Join this session for an understanding of:

    • The Systematic Innovation Governance model as a set of best practice innovation management tools to optimise business performance​
    • How to integrate Innovation planning with business strategy and address strategic planning gaps
    • How to create targeted idea campaigns aligned with strategy
    • How to govern and execute projects to deliver the strategy
    • How to review the Innovation portfolio for strategic alignment
12:15
    • Future Trends
    Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre -

    1D linear barcodes have been used to drive growth and efficiencies for all industries and markets across the globe for over 50 years. However, they are limited to only encoding unique product identification.

    2DBarcodes are in place today with key retailers such as Woolworths and include the unique identifier, as well as other key pieces of product information that can be shared with all stakeholders in the supply chain. Join this session to understand how they assist in addressing industry challenges such as:

    1.    Food Waste Reduction

    2.    Traceability & Sustainability

    3.    Targeted Product Recalls

     

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You can now create a personalised Wishlist which you can add to and edit, then when you are ready you can email or download your Wishlist. 

How to use the Wishlist feature

When browsing this program, when you see something you would like to favourite, simply click on the heart icon next to it and it will save to your Wishlist. 
To access your Wishlist at any time, click on the heart icon at the top right hand corner of the website and then you can either email or download your list. 

Other new options also include:

  • Add to calendar: You can now add forum sessions to your calendar. Do this by clicking on the session you would like to add and selecting Add to Calendar.
  • Share: You can also share any session by licking the share icon next to any session and selecting your preferred share option. 

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