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With the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast, listen to packaging and processing news and insights on the go, in the comfort of your home, in the office – whenever you find the time.

You’ll hear from industry influencers, executive Q&As, case studies and more as we dive into your most pressing business challenges in real-time – including how PMMI and its members are addressing the COVID-19 crisis. In a special series, OEMs offer their guidance around managing business operations, how packaging is playing a vital role in helping society through these unfamiliar times, and best practices for keeping the industry strong and connected.

To start listening, search for “UnPACKed with PMMI” in the iTunes Podcast or Spotify apps on your phone (or wherever you listen to podcasts) and be sure to click “subscribe” so you receive an alert whenever we upload an episode.

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Episode #85 - Ripe Opportunity for OEMs in Pharma Market

Guest: Donna Ritson, President, DDR Communications

The pharmaceutical white paper from PMMI Business Intelligence explores the trends shaping the future of pharmaceutical processing and packaging. This episode of UnPACKed with PMMI takes a deep dive into the white paper with Donna Ritson, President of DDR Communications. Ritson discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted pharmaceutical production and how that disruption affected the industry. She also highlights that, more than ever before, pharma companies are open to input and cooperation from OEMs to find ways to prevent this deep disruption in the future.  

Read 2022 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Trends Shaping the Future

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Episode #84 - All About End of Line

Guest: Donna Ritson, President, DDR Communications

The End of Line Equipment Report from the PMMI Business Intelligence Committee details the major trends shaping the EoL machinery market and how OEMs and suppliers can better position themselves and their products in the market. Today we chat with longtime friend of the podcast and president of DDR Communications Donna Ritson about her key messages to glean from this report.

Check out the report: 2021 End-of-Line Equipment: Purchasing Trends and Design Insights

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Episode #63- Stay ahead of Cybercriminals . . . or Else

Guest: Donna Ritson, President, DDR Communications

Remote access and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity make manufacturing more efficient, but they also create new exploitable points of vulnerability. As the manufacturing industry continues to adopt more significant levels of technology and connectivity, a robust cybersecurity strategy is essential. Donna Ritson, president of DDR Communications, discusses PMMI Business Intelligence’s report 2021 Cybersecurity: Assess Your Risk, revealing that the recent rise in remote working further compounds these vulnerabilities and leaves the manufacturing industry at greater risk of devastating cybersecurity attacks.

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Episode #42 - Stumped about Sustainability? (Part I)

Guest: Donna Ritson, President, DDR Communications

During a period in time when new challenges arise daily, concerns around the global pursuit of environmental sustainability could have—and can still—fall by the wayside. This two-part series of UnPACKed with PMMI podcasts provides a look at the overarching effect of a global pandemic on packaging sustainability as well as how one major packaging company is managing its ambitious sustainability goals. Donna Ritson, president of DDR Communications, joins the podcast for part one. Ritson shares her findings from PMMI’s Packaging Sustainability – A Changing Landscape report and offers insights that will help manufacturers continue to drive sustainability initiatives.

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Episode #14 - Growth in the Packaging Industry: 2020 and Beyond

Guest: Jorge Izquierdo, Vice President Market Development, PMMI

Every year, the PMMI team releases a robust State of the Industry report that offers the most up-to-date stats, estimates and analysis on the U.S. and Canadian packaging industries. Jorge Izquierdo, PMMI’s vice president of Market Development, shares the latest in packaging industry growth in 2018-2019 and expectations for 2020 and beyond – and how OEMs can take this information and advance their businesses.

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Episode #5 - Dive Into Mexico’s Packaging Machinery Market

Guest: Luis Domenech, Managing Director at Market Intelligence Latin America, S.C.

Packaging machinery demand in Mexico has seen important growth in recent years. Is your company prepared? Learn how to navigate politics and investment decision making processes, how wage increases will impact sales, the latest in USMCA and more. Packaging machinery manufacturers will walk away more prepared to target Mexico in 2020.

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Episode #1 - Robotics: Innovation 2 Implementation

Guest: Donna Ritson, President, DDR Communications

Hear insights from PMMI's report on why growth in robotics is outpacing forecasts in CPG markets. Discover how to expand robotics along the manufacturing line and explore the question of how CPGs are able to justify the investment of integrating robotics into their operations.