Supply Chain & Logistics

Expendable Packaging

This course is a fully online, self-paced program designed for both seasoned and novice professionals in the automotive industry. This course is part of the Automotive Packaging Certificate program.
6 Hours
36 Lessons
Future Proof Your Skill

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This course as part of the Autmotive Packaging Certificate. Exploring distinctive aspects of automotive packaging, with exclusive content unmatched by any other.

What You Will Learn
Expendable packaging is a necessity in all areas of the automotive supply chain. It is used by OEMs and process partners whenever returnable packaging usage is not feasible or available (e.g., a working one-way packaging solution has to be implemented to ensure deliveries overseas). This course starts with an introduction to the automotive packaging industry and provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to get you up to speed in this vast sector of packaging. We’ll overview the packaging processes involved in packaging production, overseas distribution, and after sales operations. The following lessons will walk you through the different materials that are used in automotive packaging and transportation. You will be introduced to major expendable packaging materials such as corrugated containers and boxes, wood packaging solutions for automotive applications, protective packaging and dunnage solutions, films and bags, and much more. Corrosion control methods and packaging solutions as well as their importance in the automotive industry are covered extensively in this course.
Course Objectives
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Gain an understanding of the importance of automotive packaging and its supply chain
Interpret categories of production components
Classify overseas shipments
Read and interpret knocked down export methods
Understand and differentiate between production, after sales and overseas packaging challenges
Define and discuss expendable packaging
Identify common applications of expendable packaging
Discuss advantages and limitations of expendable packaging
Learn and discuss a variety of expendable packaging functions
Compare packaging options and materials such as corrugated packaging, wood, plastics, foams, and protective packaging
Gain confidence with selecting your corrosion control methods
Student Success Stories
The CMPM program exceeded my expectations regarding packaging machine systems, sustainability, and point of purchase strategies, through a complete and holistic approach to the different aspects of packaging.
Rebeca Granados Andrade
Experience Centre Manager Smurfit Kappa México

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