How It Works

How We Work

Leveraging the convening strength of PMMI, OpX Leadership Network is a dynamic community of manufacturing, engineering and operations professionals dedicated to operational excellence.  Through open dialogue between CPG manufacturers and OEMs, OpX Leadership Network provides an exceptional forum where the best minds come together to identify and solve common operational challenges, and apply best practices and innovative solutions to the real-world context of manufacturing.


1. Significant CPG Issue Identified

Industry events hosted by PMMI and PACK EXPO offer numerous opportunities to share ideas and challenges. Critical topics are conveyed to the OpX Leadership Network for consideration.


2. OpX Leadership Pursues Issue, Then Assigns to Solutions Group

A leadership group of OpX Leadership Network members discusses the issue and gathers data. With consensus to move forward, the issue is assigned either to an existing group or a new solutions group is convened of subject matter experts.


3. Group CPGs Define Scope of Project, Develop Charter and Select OEM Participants

The new solutions group is comprised of CPG representatives who are charged with defining and addressing the problem, as well as invited OEMs or other suppliers who can provide insight on the topic.


4. Group Develops Work Product

The solutions group meets periodically online and in person to develop a solution.


5. Peer Review of Work Product

Once the work product or solution is tested, it is released to the packaging and processing supply chain, including OEMs and CPGs, for a thorough peer review.


6. Work Product Finalized and Published

With the Peer Review Complete, the work product is finalized and published for free download at


7. Users Group Adopts

Users Groups of OEMs and CPGs adopt work products, share experiences and challenges, and encourage implementation.


8. Users Group Drives Industry Adoption

Users Groups' insights and experiences are shared out to serve as guides to implementing OpX Leadership Network solutions.

  • Best Practices
  • Case Studies
  • Roundtables
  • Benchmarking
  • Mentoring


When a work product is released, some Solutions Groups will tackle a new (related) initiative, repeating the steps in red, resulting in a new work product. Other Solution Groups will focus mainly on user adoption.