Founder & Managing Director
AN INSIDER'S VIEW:
Strategies, models and resources to manage packaging departments in a dynamic economy
Packaging departments—project load, people, budgets—are all greatly affected by the constant evolution of companies as they go through mergers/acquisitions, divesting/acquiring brands, restructuring, or a renewed focus on sustainability and innovation. Managers, directors, and VPs can do much more than struggle to provide subjective recommendations for more headcount, or fewer priorities.
In this session, Prateek will share methods used to capture and quantify the work done by packaging departments, including the advantages and drawbacks of different models to analyze packaging workload against available resources that identify and quantify resource gaps. A frank insider’s assessment of the external resources (consultants, contractors, managed services, in-sourcing and outsourcing) available to support resource gaps and their applicability for different situations.
This session will enable you to provide senior management with multiple strategies to support a dynamic packaging workload and recommendations for resources and/or funding based on the sound analysis of quantitative data and after evaluating and considering all available options.
Speaker bio: Prateek Lal is the Founder and Managing Director of Adept Packaging, an international packaging development services and resources company with an extensive portfolio of Fortune500 clients. He has overall responsibility for the company’s performance and strategic direction. An entrepreneurial business and packaging design & development expert, Lal has in-depth knowledge of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
Prior to Adept, Lal worked in increasing capacities at packaging groups in Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Apex CoVantage. He holds an BS in Packaging Science from Michigan State University, is a member of numerous industry associations, has been awarded multiple US and international patents and is a regular contributing author to Packaging Digest.