The OpX Leadership Network has been busy developing new solutions groups, according to Managing Director Steve Schlegel, who provided an update at the recent PACK EXPO East 2017 Innovation Stage sessions in Philadelphia. In the works are solutions groups for CIP as it relates to non-dairy applications—cybersecurity, secured vendor access, requests for proposals and worker safety.
Right now, the focus is on the Worker Safety Solutions Group, which was initiated in early 2016. The mission of the group is to assist CPGs, machine builder OEMs and other automation suppliers in implementing best practices to mitigate conditional (equipment, materials and environment) and behavioral (thinking, acting, choosing and deciding) risks related to worker safety. The deliverables are expected to be circulated for peer review in the third quarter, if not a little sooner, according to Schlegel.