Eastman Kodak Company will begin production of photographic sensitized goods in China in 1998. The purpose of this study was to examine the transportation infrastructure of the country and to estimate whether the distribution environment was likely to be more severe than those previously tested. The study used work previously done by Kodak to examine the magnitude and frequency of package drops in three other countries. While not performing the same instrumented analysis previously undertaken, this study laid the foundation for those types of tests by examining the geography, infrastructure, vehicles and handling cycle used to distribute products in China. The results of this examination suggest that the distribution environment in China will likely to be more severe than those previously tested. Based on this study, packaging used for sensitized photographic products produced in China will have more cushioning and be made of stronger materials than packages for the same products used in other countries.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical distribution of goods--China; Packaging--Research; Photographic industry--Equipment and supplies--Packaging--China; Photographic film industry--Equipment and supplies--Packaging--China

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Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)


Olsson, David

Advisor/Committee Member

Goodwin, Dan


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