For the past several years, Bob has been an Invited Speaker for the Annual National Institute of Packaging Handling Logistics Engineers (NIPHLE) whose membership includes the DOD, DLA, DCMA, Prime Contractors, Suppliers and Distributors that provide logistics and packaging to those that protect the Warfighter.
This year, in particular, the round of questions and feedback was phenomenal. Not only are we fighting the counterfeit issue with components and parts - the "originality" of packaging is raising eyebrows. What you buy online or in a catalog may not be what you "assume" you are purchasing.
The days of "Technical Data Sheets" as evidence of compliance can be suspect especially when you are protecting sensitive parts and components with much more expensive packaging requirements and a focus upon reducing costs by the primes.
In 2015, RMV was awarded the Top USA Award for Packaging Innovation and Contributions for the Warfighter. In 2017, Bob Vermillion will again address this issue with more case studies in the upcoming NIPHLE conference. We hope you will join us.