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Managed Packaging for Supply Chain

To stand up to impacts along the supply chain

There has been a growing interest in the efficiency of packaging design in global supply chains. The packaging follows the product throughout the supply chain, from the supplier to the consumer, and thereby in a decisive manner affects the costs.

Because most shipments are subject to be handled in more than one mode of transportation throughout their journey, packaging needs to be designed to stand up to impacts from physical and climatic conditions, in order to reach the customer in good condition even the last mile.

Objectives: The aim of the course is to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the essential requirements on the design of packaging to cope with the stresses of supply chains built around intermodal transport systems with a global scale.

Participants: The course is aimed at people who work with packaging design, distribution, logistics, warehousing, transportation, purchasing, export and import activities of products in global trade.

Qualifications: No previous knowledge is required, but it is preferable if you have some work experience in this field.

Training Method: Managed Packaging for Supply Chain is a Premium course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method E-learning - Premium courses.

Course Length: Approximately 20 hours active study time, depending on previous knowledge. Each student has access to the course for 6 months.

Price: 432 Euro / student
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Course contents:

Part 1

Matching Supply and Demand Pattern

The supply chain is a dynamic system making the matching work more difficult.

Supply Chain Principles

It is a set of linkage between a company’s suppliers that spans the activities of making and delivery.

Basics of Supply Chain Management

An overall perspective of the flow from the first link of the supply chain to final consumption.

Supply and Distribution Structure

A distribution structure should be designed to guarantee the efficient organization of finished product flows.

Definition of Global Logistics

Global logistics encompasses the processes of materials management and physical distribution.

Movement of Materials

Activities involved in moving goods from the supplier to the consumer

Delivery and Distribution

How to get the products and services into the customers’ hands.

Physical Distribution System

There are interrelated activities that affect customer service and the cost of providing it.

Part 2

Distribution Packaging

Transport and distribution packaging need to be matched to its logistics system.

Packaging in the Supply Chain

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

Packaging of Products

The basic role of packaging is to carry the goods safely through a distribution system to the customer

Packaging Logistics

Packaging and its system are important components in the logistics chain.

Checklist on Goods for Packaging

Matters to be considered when packaging and labelling goods.

Guidelines for Good Packaging

To help ensure that the package arrives safely and on time

Making the Handling of Packaging More Efficient

Various demands that are placed on packaging in order to make its handling more efficient.

The Requirements on Packaging Design

The functions of packaging.

Package Design for Supply Chain Efficiency

For packaging designers it is important to know which significant factors are the most critical.

Part 3

Warehousing and Distribution

The role of warehouses in a physical distribution system is presented.

Retail Distribution Center

A modern distribution center is essentially an operation center managing flows of goods.

Materials Handling

It is important to have an overall view when dealing with materials handling all the way from supplier to customer.

Main Processes in Warehousing

Each warehouse has three main processes plus an administration process.

Warehouse Activities

Operating a warehouse involves several processing activities.

Materials Handling in Warehousing

Materials handling is the short-distance movement that takes place in a plant or distribution center

Palletizing of Packages

Palletizing freight helps multi-piece shipments remain together.

Unitization of Goods

Unitization is the consolidation of several units into large units, called unit loads.

Part 4

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.

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.

Automotive Packaging Solutions

The automotive industry requires a wide variety of packaging materials as well as customized solutions.

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