e-Training Webinars

Webinars are a convenient, quick and cost-effective way to educate IAPD members, plastics professionals and end users about the vast world of performance plastics. Presentations range from 30 minutes to an hour and allow companies to easily inform a target audience about an interesting topic they are knowledgeable on. If you have an area of expertise that you would like to present via webinar, please contact Courtney Karr to schedule a 2018 date.

Upcoming Webinars

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Freight, Transportation and Logistics Challenges: Is This the New Norm?

Friday, November 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT



The shipping industry is experiencing a perfect storm. Every industry is feeling the pain.

The new electronic data log (EDL) regulations, reduced hours for drivers and driver shortages are causing disruptions and increased costs. The practice of logging driving time using paper and pencil are gone. Electronic tracking devices are now mandatory on all trucks, which are recording the time more accurately. In addition, many tasks such as loading/unloading freight and safety checks that have, in the past, not been included in the shift time are now being counted as part of the 10-hour shift.

The result is that shipping companies are being more selective about what they ship and where they go, seeking to maximize the space for freight and shipping lanes. During this session, you’ll learn how to:

• Develop relationships with your freight shippers
• Make your freight more attractive for your shippers
• Rethink what you ship – and how to ship it – to ensure that it gets to where it needs to go on time

Presenter Bio:
As chief customer officer of YRCW, Justin Hall is responsible for designing and deploying technology, transport and supply-chain solutions that will improve the customer experience. He also leads strategic shared-service teams tasked with driving enterprise revenue synergies, market competitiveness and shareholder value. YRCW companies have one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Prior to joining YRCW, Hall was president and visionary of Logistics Planning Services (LPS) in St. Paul, MN, USA. LPS is a successful and fast growing 3PL/4PL company. Under his leadership, LPS was named to the Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing companies five times and to the Minnesota Fast 50 and 100 Best Places to Work.

Hall graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, USA with a B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He is a recent EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and is Scrum Master Certified (CSM). Since 2015, Hall has been a member of the Children’s Masonic Hospital Business Advisory Board and the board of directors of UST Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. He maintains strong community ties, volunteering with several local and global charities with a heavy focus on military families and veterans’ health affairs.

Webinars On-Demand

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IAPD Webinar Replay from November 5, 2018

The Future of Leadership in the Performance Plastics Industry: Moving Toward a Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Leading Plastics Organizations




The Future of Leadership in the Performance Plastics Industry: Moving Toward a Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Leading Plastics Organizations


In the early days of the plastics industry, leaders were in many cases expected to focus solely on maximizing financial results without fully considering the effects of their decisions on their employees, suppliers and communities. Today, due to changes in the business environment, performance plastics industry professionals are increasingly becoming aware that this narrow focus is inadequate for achieving long-term sustainable performance and that a broader perspective is required. This presentation will discuss changes to the business environment that necessitate a multi-stakeholder approach to leading plastics organizations. This approach requires that leaders simultaneously focus on:

- Generating superior financial returns for investors
- Creating great buying experiences for customers
- Ensuring that suppliers benefit as a result of doing business with their organizations
- Being responsible stewards of the environment
- Supporting healthy communities
- Creating great career experiences for their employees

The presenter will offer that in order to do this effectively, plastics organizations will have to recruit and train leaders with different perspectives and competencies. This will require different thinking about what it means to "be the boss" in a performance plastics company.

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Keith Hechtel is Senior Director of Business Development for Curbell Plastics, Inc., located in Orchard Park, NY, USA. He has a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Saint Ambrose University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Illinois State University and nearly 30 years of plastics industry experience. His doctoral research involved studying how social capital contributes to the career success of salespeople working in the plastics industry.