Robbie Flexibles Tour a Great Success

Forty-five manufacturers and their suppliers, even those who were out late at the Chief’s game the night before packed the sold out tour and presentation at Robbie Flexibles on September 14. Robbie Flexibles is a privately-held 40 year old company who provides both customer branded and Robbie branded printed and non-printed packaging solutions for supermarkets, processors, food service and consumer product companies.

Robbie’s recent accolades include:
• 2009 Pack Expo Award for Packaging Innovation
• 2009 Gold Award for Packaging Excellence from FPA
• 2009 Gold Award in Environmental and Sustainable Achievement from FPA
• Sustainable Green Printing Certification
• Best of the Best Workplaces in the Americas

Director of Human Resources Lisa Kist and Chief Operating Officer Pepper Stokes shared their strategy for keeping the planning process both relevant and focused. Ultimately, the planning process must be analyzed to evaluate both successes and failures. A common problem is trying to determine whether failure to meet goals is due to bad strategy or bad execution. A book which has guided their process is Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy’s Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done; which states “The greatest unaddressed issue in the business world today is the execution gap – the gap between setting a goal and achieving it”. In addition to the company presentation, attendees were taken on a tour of the facilities.

Donna Gordon, KCMN manager noted, “The team at Robbie Flexibles provided excellent guidance and suggestions to our members, and is a great example of a company that contributes their time to make KCMN a valuable resource to its members.”

KCMN member companies who would like to get more information on the Robbie presentation can contact Donna Gordon.