Packaging Association Awards Supply Chain Manager

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA, formerly the Reusable Pallet and Container Coalition) here announced last week that Phil Davis, senior perishables supply chain manager of Cincinnati-based Kroger, is this year’s recipient of RPA’s 2008 Leadership Award.

WASHINGTON — The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA, formerly the Reusable Pallet and Container Coalition) here announced last week that Phil Davis, senior perishables supply chain manager of Cincinnati-based Kroger, is this year’s recipient of RPA’s 2008 Leadership Award. “Phil has been a relentless advocate for [pallet and container] reusables for the past four years,” said RPA President Fred Heptinstall, in a statement. “He has not only focused on getting his company to convert to reusables, but has also been instrumental in converting many of their suppliers to implement reusable plastic pallets, pooled block pallets, and reusable containers. These conversions have led to product quality improvement, waste reduction, ergonomic improvements, and economic benefits for Kroger.”

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