Packaging 101

This Boot Camp will serve as an introduction to the packaging industry and provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to get you up to speed. 

Course Description

Packaging 101 BootCamp runs over 20 work days, with an investment of about 20 minutes per day on average. With eight hours of educational content, activities, and cheat sheets, you’ll exit with a solid foundation in packaging basics. Departments such as marketing, sales, procurement, legal, distribution, quality control, manufacturing and warehousing all have unique demands on the packaging. After taking this course, you will have the thought process required of a successful stakeholder in the packaging development process.












200 Pages

The Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley | Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped.

Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.

Includes Printable Workbook

The course includes a printable 200-page workbook designed to help you apply the course content and develop a better understanding of the materials so you can begin using your newfound knowledge right away. Completing the workbook will also help you build a customized packaging resource that you will be able to use long after the course has ended, so be sure to fill it with useful notes and information!

*Time to complete the workbook is not included in the daily time estimate for the course. The workbook is not graded but the more effort you put into it, the more useful it will be to you for years to come.

Read What Our Alumni Have to Say!

Okwuejunti Emeka

Manufacturing Engineering Specialist at Valmet Automotive

After so much procrastinations and contemplations, I have accomplished this informative course on Automotive packaging officially organised by My takes from this accomplishment are further comprehension on what OEMs, Tier 1, and Tier 2 suppliers are involved in during vehicle manufacturing from packaging point of view. I recommend this course to anyone interested in going down this lane.

Macarena Diaz Eduards

Packaging designer en Smurfit Kappa

I'm super happy to share that I've received my Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management, after a great journey! More than grateful with Smurfit Kappa for the amazing opportunity and the new challenge for keep growing. Also thanks to Clemson University and The Packaging School and of course to Julie Rice Suggs, PhD our supporting tutor. Lets create new packaging solutions! #SomosSK #PackagingManagment

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Are you ready to jumpstart your knowledge of the packaging industry? With a well-defined agenda and a low-barrier time commitment, this course is perfect for the busy working professional. Don’t wait—enroll today! 


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