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Packaging for Transportation in Supply Chains

Demands on packaging in the supply chain

There exists a strong relationship between the design of the packaging and distribution savings. Packaging logistics should be regarded as an integrated part of the supply chain as it follows the product throughout the supply chain, from the supplier to the consumer.

Shipments are often subject to more than one mode of transportation throughout their journey. The largest impact on the costs related to the packaging derives from its interaction with activities in the whole supply chain.

Objectives: The purpose of the course is to provide insights into important requirements for the correct design of packages that meet mechanical and metrological stresses from both local and multimodal transports and their handling.

Level: Advanced, you should have basic knowledge in the area.

Training Method: Packaging for Transportation in Supply Chains is a Module course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method here.

Course Length:Approximately 8 hours active study time.

Price: 83 EURO / student
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Course contents:

Packaging in the Supply Chain
The largest impact on costs derives from packaging interaction with activities in the supply chain.

Main Processes in Warehousing
Each warehouse has three main processes plus an administration process.

Palletizing of Packages
Palletizing freight helps multi-piece shipments remain together.

The Unit Load
An appropriate size of goods to be handled as a single unit with standard tools.

Basic Rules for Loading and Securing
Important rules from a transport engineering and traffic safety standpoint.

Packaging in the Transport Chain
In a global supply chain spreading between continents, most of the goods are transported by truck, rail and ship.

Fill Rate in Cargo Transportation
A level of fill rate can be the target for improvement and an efficiency measure.

Transportation by Railway
Improper handling is responsible for the major part of the goods damages.

Container Climate
It is vital for those involved to have knowledge about the climatic conditions in the container during transportation.

Common Damage Failure Modes in Supply Chain
Every item that moves through a supply chain is going to be handled by human hands and machinery.

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