ISTA Webinars Address Distribution and Logistics Issues

E-commerce amplifies the importance for properly testing packaged products prior to shipment.

ISTA, the International Safe Transit Assn., announced several upcoming educational webinars, including one on single parcel delivery systems and another on over-the-road load shift investigative case study.

ISTA 3A – Performance Testing For Single Parcel Delivery Systems, will be presented by Eric Hiser, Vice President-Technical, ISTA, on
Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EST. ISTA’s course description says, “Single parcel delivery (FedEx, UPS, DHL, 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.”

The registration fee is $55 for ISTA members, $95 for non-members. You must be registered by 11:30 a.m. (EST) on Oct. 10 to participate.

Meanwhile, the Over-the-Road Load Shift Investigative Case Study will be delivered by Eric Joneson, Vice President Marketing, Lansmont Corp., on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. EST. ISTA says, “A major brand owner was receiving feedback from their distribution facilities of abnormally high amounts of ‘dumped’ loads upon arrival from their production facility. Dumped loads meant unit loads that completely tipped over during transport. This presentation will highlight some of the investigative work that was initiated to determine whether abnormal dynamics were occurring during transport between the production facility and two specific distributors.

Registration is free for ISTA Members, $55 for non-members. You must be registered by 11:30 a.m. (EST) on Oct. 19 to participate.

ISTA focuses on the specific concerns of transport packaging. It develops testing protocols and design standards that define how packages should perform to ensure protection of their contents during the ever-changing risks of the global distribution environment. The nonprofit, member-driven association sets the standards for optimizing the resources in packages that are designed to be survivable, sustainable and successful.


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