PMMI continues to focus on ways we can be as much of a resource to you as possible. We are confident in the resilience of our industry, and that we will get through this difficult period together. Here is an update on what we are doing to support our members, and the industry.
In a special UnPACKed with PMMI podcast series, PMMI’s members offer their guidance around managing business operations during the COVID-19 crisis, how packaging is playing a vital role in helping society through these unfamiliar times, and best practices for keeping the industry strong and connected.
Conducting Business In Uncertain Times
In the second Town Hall, Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. ET, join a panel of consumer packaged goods (CPG) professionals from the OpX Leadership Network Executive Council and PMMI members to discuss your questions regarding remote access, virtual FATs, beneficial sales approaches and CPG recommendations on assistance PMMI members can provide.
Moderator: Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI
The series will continue for the next two Thursdays at 11 a.m. ET on April 9 and April 16. Check back for webinar recordings and details on upcoming webinar topics.
The National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Leadership Council are hosting a special call on Wednesday, April 1, at 11 a.m. ET, to discuss how to mitigate the risk to your workforce, limit the spread of the virus, and ensure your manufacturing operations can continue in a time of great uncertainty.
Note that space is limited and we expect this call to fill up—so please, RSVP at your earliest possible convenience.
Before joining this call, please also take just a moment to fill out a short survey on the impact of COVID-19. We’ll discuss the results of the survey on the call.
This call will discuss what’s changed for manufacturers in the last few weeks, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll also hear from Eli Lilly, to discuss what they’re doing to keep their operations moving, while serving the health and welfare of our nation.
Here is a snapshot of emerging state and local emergency orders affecting manufacturing operations, from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM):
Manufacturers Win Essential Business Designations
The federal government declared manufacturing an essential industry. The NAM is helping members address the restrictions in Pennsylvania (see letter to the governor here) while working with partners in other states to help ensure manufacturers' ability to deliver their essential work.
You can help improve the guidance that states are adopting by emailing [email protected] and [email protected] with examples of why all manufacturing and supply chain is critical, life-sustaining infrastructure.
View federal guidance from DHS here.
The editors from Packaging World, ProFood World, Healthcare Packaging and OEM magazine offer the latest updates, insights and input on the current state of the industry.
PMMI has curated a list of useful resources and organized them into a variety of categories for your reference, below, with links to trusted resources available:
We have a weekly indicator survey to monitor the impact of Coronavirus on our industry. This survey now includes questions from PMMI’s quarterly How’s Business survey. Your input will help PMMI support you and other members over the next few weeks.
Results: Data from this survey will be updated every Monday. Results from the first survey, fielded March 23-30, can be viewed and downloaded.
PMMI member ASCO, along with Emerson's AVENTICS division, has stepped up production of key equipment needed to fight COVID-19 including ventilators, respirators, hospital beds and testing equipment.
PMMI member SencorpWhite in Hyannis, Massachusetts has modified equipment to produce N95 respirator masks.
Is your company helping in the fight against COVID-19? We want to hear about it! Email [email protected] and tell us your story.
Due to high demand and shortages, nursing homes and hospitals are requesting fabrication services for approved medical devices.
Remote Equipment Access: Options Analysis Tool
The OpX Leadership Network Remote Equipment Access: Options Analysis provides a common understanding of various industry methodologies for remotely accessing equipment installed in manufacturing facilities. The goal of this document is to help both OEMs and CPGs enable safe and secure remote equipment diagnostics and assistance.