The main challenges of modern supply chains are managing the volatility, adapting to the omni-channel consumer and becoming more sustainable. In any supply chain scenario palletized packaging plays a role, however, the boundary conditions are changing rapidly. Mixed loads, stacked pallets, repacking, etc. are no longer the exception to enable producers managing the ever-increasing supply chain complexity.
The higher requirements on pallet handling puts more and more pressure on the stability of palletised corrugated packaging. Palletised corrugated packages should be stable in any supply chain to avoid logistic problems, health and safety hazards and product damage.
The traditional way to find out if the is a trial (and error) shipment or a test. With today’s potential risks and time pressure this is not sufficient anymore. Combining the results of scientific insights, intensive testing and practical experience enabled us to develop a predictive tool to assess the stability of a palletised load. The tool helps to increase the speed and risk assess the palletized load, a critical step in today's volatile supply chain.
Registration Rate: $55 ISTA Member Discounted Rate: $0 You must be registered by 11:30am (EST) on October 18th to participate.
Single parcel delivery (FedEx, UPS, etc.) has long been a popular method for distributing goods globally. The emergence of e-Commerce has only served to amplify its importance and highlight the need for properly testing packaged-products prior to shipment. The Performance Testing For Single Parcel Delivery Systems training webinar will explore the importance of pre-shipment testing and walk attendees through conducting the ISTA 3A test procedure step-by-step. Other topics that will be covered include parcel carrier networks, the history behind ISTA 3A, the elements it includes, and what these elements simulate. Learn how to bring the single parcel delivery system into a controlled lab environment by signing up today! Training will be conducted by Eric Hiser, ISTA's Vice President - Technical.
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Development of thermal testing profiles using data collected from various lanes is a common practice in the pharmaceutical industry. These thermal profiles are used in chamber testing of shipping containers. Currently the available standards emphasize the use of a standard test profile. This presentation argues that we now need to begin to identify standard algorithms for developing test profiles as well. This will allow shippers to develop test profiles form their own sourced data. In particular, this presentation describes the QT(min/max) method for developing thermal profiles and demonstrates how it is superior to several existing methods that are currently in use.
This method is a critical element in an overall risk analysis for evaluating the suitability of pre-qualified passive container solutions. Additionally, this method can be utilized to compare thermal profiles irrespective of the method used to create them. The integration of this method with thermal modeling simulations of passive container solutions is also considered.
Registration Rate: $55 ISTA Member Discounted Rate: $0 You must be registered by 11:30am (EST) on November 14th to participate.