World of Wipes International Conference 2022

Chicago Marriott Marquis

June 27, 2022 5:00 am CST

Supporting teams of industry experts and in-house resources from 45+ acquisitions are available to help take customers’ products to market and ensure they align with U.S. or European regulatory requirements. The pilot line within our wiping substrates business is dedicated to short runs of custom-engineered Spinlace® and spunlace products for trials and testing. Our wipes converting operations in the U.S. and in Europe allow us to provide a fully integrated product solution in the form of finished dry wipes goods through our Chicopee brand.

Berry Global’s Health, Hygiene and Specialties Division Director of Supply Chain and Customer Care, Jake Smith, will present at the World of Wipes Conference on Tuesday, June 28 at 11am CST about the global supply chain. The impacts of COVID-19 have touched numerous aspects of our lives, and the dynamics between domestic manufacturing and imports is no different.

Although exacerbated by the pandemic, this issue was already subject to various offsetting pros and cons. In his presentation, Jake will focus on covering the advantages and disadvantages that each domestic production and international sourcing have on the other, especially relevant to fast-moving consumer goods like wipes, impacts of these differences in managing the overall supply chain, how COVID-19 further influenced the domestic/import dynamics, along with how his own professional experience was affected.

Jake leads the Supply Chain Planning and Customer Care functions within the U.S. & Canada region of Berry’s HHS division, leading the region’s Sales and Operations Planning strategy and macro demand/supply execution, responsible for Customer Service management of Berry’s film and non-woven product portfolios, and has accountability for end-to-end supply chain planning performance. He has been with Berry Global since 2013, advancing through various supply chain positions with the company over that time. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Southern Indiana.

Berry Global Webinar Presenter - Jake Smith
Jake Smith

HHS Division Director of Supply Chain & Customer Care
Berry Global

Evansville, IN | USA