The three day program will focus on reducing the costs of package design and distribution. Key topics discussed during the three days include:
* Hazards of distribution
* Suggestions for test practices
* Why different problems occur in different places
* Products and components and the trade offs between packaging and better design
* Product designs that require less packaging
* How to use this knowledge for better tests and designs
"The program, which is intended for packaging engineers, supply chain managers and product engineers, is designed to give attendees a better understanding of the costs and common design consequences behind their packaging decisions," Wayne Tustin, President of Equipment Reliability Institute, said.
The program will be presented by, Kevin Howard, a leading expert in the field of distribution packaging and testing. During his 17 years at Hewlett-Packard, Howard designed several new concepts that successfully combined the interests of packaging, product design, supply chain, procurement, customer assurance and testing into a unified approach that lands the lowest costs with the highest quality possible.
"I take pride in the depth and breadth of my packaging knowledge, supply chain logistics, material handling methodologies, and dynamics testing," Howard said.
"We are very excited to open our doors and give attendees an opportunity to expand their knowledge on distribution testing and package design," Scott Levy, Packaging Engineer at DDL said. "We are always eager to find ways to promote better practices within the package testing industry."
The training course, which is scheduled for September 13-15, 2010, will be held at DDL's headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Registration Fee: $2,595
Date: September 13-15, 2010
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: DDL, Inc.
10200 Valley View Road #101
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Please visit the Equipment Reliability Institute website or more information about the course and to register.