At the AAMA Packaging Bootcamp, join fellow automotive packaging professionals, material managers, procurement specialists and the like to get tactical, brush up on your basics and best practices and drill down on the latest trends and challenges facing the automotive inbound supply chain, all from a unique packaging perspective.

Now a full day, the Packaging Bootcamp will provide expert focus and insight on topics like packaging best practices, packaging strategy and optimization, reusable packaging solutions, container tracking and packaging digitization and innovation. Expect conversation around the latest specific hot industry issues, ranging from the evolution of packaging performance and quality metrics, to the impact of electrification on packaging requirements, to customization methodologies for returnable container dunnage.

As innovation and smart technology continue to enhance the role packaging plays in the supply chain, the AAMA Packaging Bootcamp will equip you with the tools and know-how necessary to increase your strength and agility as a packaging manager and keep you ready to tackle the packaging challenges ahead.

Ready to get your packaging in shape?


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.




Presenting powerful sessions from automotive packaging thought leaders and innovators focused on:
  • Packaging best practices
  • Racks
  • Impact of electrification on packaging requirements
  • Packaging strategy & optimization
  • Reusable packaging solutions
  • Packaging digitization & innovation
Plus, join your peers for NEW vendor-led, interactive breakout sessions featuring collaborative group discussions on top packaging topics, challenges and solutions.

FREE AAMA Packaging
Bootcamp t-shirt

Afternoon plant tour at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
Bootcamp Registration: $100

Bootcamp Exhibit: $300

Exhibit Includes:
+ 8' table
+ Two complimentary registrations
+ OPTION to lead a breakout session focused on a top packaging topic, challenge or solution that showcases specific vendor expertise. * Not required to exhibit.

+ Exhibits and breakout sessions MUST be related to packaging engineering, design, manufacturing, management or technology.
+ If leading a breakout session, a planning call will be scheduled. Breakout session should be educational, interactive and hands-on and include materials for attendees to handle and interact with, if possible.

To request a link to register for an exhibit, contact Lynsey Delane at [email protected]



* All presenters, session topics, titles and timing are pending confirmation and
 subject to change.

* All sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes, plus an additional 5 minutes for Q&A.

February 7, 2019

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Caffeine & Conversation

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
Ron Davis, President / AAMA
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Representative

8:50 - 9:05 a.m.
The Packaging Bootcamp Vision: Why Today?

9:05 - 9:40 a.m.
Session Focused On: Packaging Best Practices
Speaker, TBD

9:40 - 10:15 a.m.
Session Focused On: Racks
Speaker, TBD

10:15 - 10:35 a.m.
Hydration Break

10:35 - 11:05
Bootcamp Breakouts
Join your peers for vendor-led, interactive breakout sessions to discuss top packaging topics, challenges and solutions!
* Bootcamp Breakout 1: Morrison Industries - Lead Time Reduction Opportunities
* Bootcamp Breakout 2: Surgere - Quality Metrics & Advanced Data
* Bootcamp Breakout 3: Orbis - TBD

11:05 - 11:40 a.m.
Session Focused On: Impact of Electrification on Packaging Requirements
Speaker, TBD

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

12:45 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Session Focused On: Packaging Strategy & Optimization
Speaker, TBD

1:20 - 1:55 p.m.
Session Focused On: Reusable Packaging Solutions
Orbis, TBD

1:55 - 2:15 p.m.
Hydration Break

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Bootcamp Breakouts
Join your peers for vendor-led, interactive breakout sessions to discuss top packaging topics, challenges and solutions!
* Bootcamp Breakout 1: Surgere, TBD

2:45 - 3:20 p.m.
Session Focused On:
Packaging Digitization & Innovation
Dana McBrien, Surgere Autosphere

3:20 - 3:40 p.m.
Closing Remarks

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Plant Tour
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
* Tour requires closed toe and closed heel shoes and long pants. No handbags, backpacks or cameras are allowed on the tour.


Based on your feedback...this year's Packaging Bootcamp
will incorporate more interactivity with vendors and time to network, more sessions focused on specific challenges and strategies and more real-world examples for discussion.


AIDT Honda Training Center
46480 U.S. Highway 78
Lincoln, Alabama 35096
Map & Directions!

For more information or questions, please contact:
Lynsey Delane
[email protected]