SCL Course: Optimizing Packaging's Impact in the Supply Chain

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday April 13, 2016 - Thursday April 14, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
  • Phone:
  • URL: https://pe.gatech.edu/global-learning-center
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    Please see course registration page
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Contact

info@scl.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Learning how to make wise choices in packaging is essential as once locked-in poor decisions can be a snowballing source of added cost.

Full Summary: Taking a holistic supply chain view toward packaging decisions is essential to achieving financial benefits as well as direct and positive sustainability impacts that can be measured in emissions and waste reduction. Learning how to make wise choices in packaging is essential as once locked-in poor decisions can be a snowballing source of added cost. Actual project results and examples will be discussed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Taking a holistic supply chain view toward packaging decisions is essential to achieving financial benefits as well as direct and positive sustainability impacts that can be measured in emissions and waste reduction. Learning how to make wise choices in packaging is essential as once locked-in poor decisions can be a snowballing source of added cost. Actual project results and examples will be discussed.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Analysts, managers, senior managers, directors, and VPs of logistics, transportation, distribution, fulfillment, product management, product design, packaging, and supply chain.

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT

  • Develop competency in understanding how packaging can cause inefficiencies and create waste and how to work towards effective solutions.
  • Understand supply chain tradeoffs and build a Total Delivered Cost business case around packaging improvements and measuring the positive impact on the supply chain system.
  • Learn about the purposes of packaging testing and how it can save money, reduce damage and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Learn how to measure and report sustainability improvements created by packaging enhancements.
  • Increase packaging awareness: gain knowledge on issues such as underhang and overhang, cube utilization, pallet efficiency, board weight, vibration and shock, etc.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand how packaging impacts the supply chain in terms of efficiencies, costs and waste
  • Develop your competencies in identify opportunities for improving packaging
  • Learn about different transportation modes and what types of packaging may be required
  • Understand the hazards in different distribution channels and how packaging must perform
  • Learn about the packaging design process, tools and how primary packaging consequences are amplified throughout the supply chain
  • Review current issues and trends such as e-commerce box optimization, 3D printing, near-shoring and Extended Producer Responsibilities (EPR)

WHAT IS COVERED

  • Packaging materials
  • The Packaging Unit
  • Packaging design, materials and performance
  • Transportation and distribution
  • Distribution environment
  • Strategies for cost reductions
  • Sustainability
  • 3D printers
  • Historical developments
  • Case studies and examples
  • Building a business case

ON-CAMPUS COURSE MATERIALS

Participants receive a course notebook.

COURSE PREREQUISITES

None.

CERTIFICATE INFORMATION

This course is part of theSupply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate.

PROGRAM TIMES

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day (8:00am-5:00pm)
  • Second Day (8:00am-5:00pm)

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
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Groups

H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE), The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL)

Invited Audience
Public
Categories
Career/Professional development
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Status
  • Created By: Andy Haleblian
  • Workflow Status: Draft
  • Created On: Jul 8, 2015 - 8:53am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:12pm