Distribution, Packaging and Testing Training
Distribution, Packaging and Testing Training Course Description
This three-day Distribution, Packaging and Testing Training is designed for packaging engineers, supply chain managers and product engineers. This course provides better understanding of the cost implications of packaging design decisions. The following topics will be covered:
Financial aspects of packaging. How product and packaging design choices directly affect the costs of shipping, handling, storage and field failures.
Improvement of product design to initiate greater cost savings by improving product density, especially for air shipments.
Optimizing packaging and increasing profitability through appropriate product design, better test methods, smarter material handling, influencing more efficient assembly line pack-out processes and by taking a more holistic approach to packaging structural design (taking into account tool layout, material sustainability, and impact upon logistics costs).
Advanced laboratory testing techniques to assure the proper amount of packaging protection and low product failure rates; and in-depth supply chain mapping/knowledge to assure that proper laboratory testing and product/packaging design and material handling techniques.
With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.
The focus of this course: how to minimize costs.
Where’s the money?
Hazards of distribution…do you know yours?
Packaging designs can invite high damages.
Why are packages so large?
Shock and vibe
How and why do products respond to inputs.
Are your tests representative of distribution?
Are ASTM and ISTA tests all you need to minimize costs?
Suggestions for test practices.
More products, more orientations, fewer drops
Damage boundary as a product design tool
High speed video for fine tuning cushion design
Distribution: Why you need to see it for yourself?
What are the consistent failures?
What are the root causes of failure?
Why different problems occur in different places.
How to use this knowledge for better tests and designs
Design, tactical and strategic
Pallets: typical problems and solutions. Can you eliminate the pallet?
Corrugated boxes: easy ways to improve quality and minimize costs
Products and components: the tradeoffs between packaging and better design
The 6 step method and why it costs you money
The design process: minimize overall costs with outside the box thinking
Cushions: theory vs. practice…how to minimize costs
How’s your customer’s OOBE (out of box experience)?
How one company changed from foam to molded pulp
Why you need to eliminate PVC thermoform packaging
Light weight and densified loads: excellent for both costs and the environment
Could the best package be no package?
Component design to minimize packaging
Product design that requires less packaging
Packaging postponement: add packaging when you need it
Minimizing wasted space in the package, between packages, between unit loads
Award of certificates
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