Bookings are now open for the Australian Institute of Packaging's (AIP) new ‘Packaging in the Beverage Industry’ virtual training course, which will be held on 30 June.

The AIP trainer will be Dr Martin Orzinski, director of Orzinski Consulting, while the guest lecturers will be Anthony Druitt (Coca-Cola Amatil) and Michael Furlong (Universal Closures).

Dr Martin Orzinski, director of Orzinski Consulting, will be the trainer for the virtual course.
Dr Martin Orzinski, director of Orzinski Consulting, will be the trainer for the virtual course.

Dr Orzinski has 20 years of supply chain experience, and has spent the last 10 years with Coca-Cola European Partners (formerly Coca-Cola Amatil) and held various supply chain roles, including director of operations. He has a PhD in biotechnology and specialises in brewing technology and packaging.

At the beginning of the year, he started Orizinski Consulting, which operates within the realm of sustainability, manufacturing and packaging.

“The new training course will provide the winning recipe in developing beverage packaging to lead in the marketplace,” according to the AIP.

“The two key influencing factors on product and packaging are consumer preferences, which too often are being addressed through new packaging developments and cost pressure to manage a successful profits and losses.”

The training course is structured to create the decision-making aspects from a commercialisation process. 

The course will focus on the requirements of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, which will include prototype testing regime, sustainable packaging guiding principles, quality assurance testing details, shelf-life requirements, and continuous improvement thoughts. 

“The role of beverage packaging during this course is approached through an end-to-end review along the supply value chain,” explains the AIP. 

“Therefore, understanding manufacturing capabilities – a specific focus at the point of sale – packaging as the driving force in sustainability and the development of a long-term beverage packaging strategy roadmap are the essential contents that will be addressed.” 

Course objectives include:

  • Defining beverage packaging specifications, including filling technology, packaging equipment and automated warehouse storage;
  • Teaching the basic requirements on primary, secondary and tertiary beverage packaging;
  • Explaining the unique landscape of the beverage industry;
  • Helping in the adoption of an end-to-end approach in value stream mapping from raw material supplier, to customer and consumer;
  • Showing how cost out and managing profits and losses converts into getting a green thumb and driving sustainability goals; and
  • Bring about confidence in setting a long-term packaging strategy roadmap without losing focus on short-term wins.

Book your place now by clicking here,

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