Packaging Foundations

Learn effective stakeholder roles in packaging with our course, covering the holistic system of diverse department impacts on design.
8 Hours
82 Lessons
Future Proof Your Skill

Your Journey Starts Here

This course as part of the Certificate of Packaging Science, a comprehensive program covering all major aspects of packaging materials, processes, and design.

What You Will Learn
Packaging is a complex process that must be seen as part of a greater system, where each activity has an impact on the final package. Departments such as marketing, sales, procurement, legal, distribution, quality control, manufacturing and warehousing all have unique demands on the package design. After taking this course, you will have the thought process required of a successful stakeholder in the packaging development process.
Course Objectives
View All Objectives
Define packaging by recalling its functions, levels and types.
Explain the role of packaging in the evolution of society by listing major packaging innovations throughout history.
Describe the global packaging market by value, volume, category segmentation and geography segmentation.
Identify the major stakeholders who influence the packaging development process.
Illustrate the career potential in packaging by recalling specific jobs.
Understand the key phases of the packaging development process.
List product considerations that impact packaging.
Recognize the standard manufacturing process for each fundamental packaging material.
Appraise the sustainability of various packaging materials and processes.
Identify the fundamental packaging materials and types.
Describe finished packaging structures by innovative design.
Establish the fundamental vocabulary required to communicate with stakeholders in the packaging development process.
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

Related Courses

Who We Are

The Packaging School brings together the business, art, and science of packaging so you can lead projects, optimize supply chains, increase margins, and develop sustainable solutions.

Our company headquarters are located in Greenville, SC. Please reach out to us at 864-412-5000 or info@packagingschool.com.

Stay Up To Date

Be the first to know about new classes and the latest tools to maximize your knowledge.

By signing up you indicate you have read and agree to our Terms of Use. Packaging School will always respect your privacy.


Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management

Certificate of Packaging Science

Automotive Packaging Certificate

Certificate of Sustainable Packaging

Food Packaging Certificate

All Courses




Food & Beverage



The Packaging School Logo
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education License #5400
Copyright © 2015-2022 The Packaging School, LLC. All Rights Reserved.