Optimization of the Distribution Packaging is one of the several most advisable studies to work on when a new warehouse project is initiated. The study reviews the current Distribution packaging status and proceeds with evaluation of the improved transport boxes with a better Area and Cube Pallet efficiency. Data collection and recognition of the used 100 different types of folding cartons and bundles is followed by evaluation of their packaging into new proposed transport boxes, according to the specified packaging demands. Therefore, the basic evaluation tool of this study was the computer program that matches unit pack dimensions and their arrangement inside box together with transport box dimensions and their stacking pattern on the pallet. After computer analyzes, most acceptable solutions were selected according to the specified demands, and in line with selected solutions a group of new transport boxes for optimization was singled out. Finally the results of the Area and Cube Pallet efficiency for current transport boxes were compared with that for new transport boxes to highlight the improvement achieved with distribution packaging optimization.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Packing for shipment; Packaging--Materials; Containers--Materials; Packaging--Design

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Department, Program, or Center

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)


deWinter, Carl

Advisor/Committee Member

Goodwin, Daniel

Advisor/Committee Member

Olsson, David


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