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Unformatted text preview: Package Specifications Primary Package: Corrugated Shipping Box, 2 strips of bubble wrap, two corrugated end-cap inserts Corrugated Shipper Weight: .8lbs Weight for 1000 packages: 800lbs 1 strip of bubble wrap weight: .0093lbs Weight for one package: .0186lbs Weight for 1000 packages: 18.6lbs 1 corrugated end-cap weight: .065lbs Weight for one package: .13 Weight for 1000 packages: 130lbs Total unloaded weight of one package: .95lbs Contents: 1 Didgeridoo Outer Dimensions: 4.25x4.25x48.25 Package Weight Loaded: 2.6lbs Package Weight Unloaded: .95lbs Secondary Package: Pallet Package Dimensions: 40x48x5.5 Package Contents: 63 units Package Weight Unloaded: 50lbs Package Weight Loaded: 213.8lbs Packing Description: Seven layers of nine units Distribution Background Pallets will be loaded with the finished packaged product at the manufacturing facility in Los Angeles and shipped to the national distribution centers in Atlanta and Omaha. The pallets are to be loaded in seven layers of nine units in the same orientation and then stretch wrapped. This creates a total of 63 units within the package, weighing an overall 213.8 pounds. By packaging this many units onto a pallet we are able to stack three pallets in a shipping trailer and two pallets in the warehouse, thereby maximizing space efficiency. At the distribution centers the pallets are broken down so individual products and be sent via UPS or FedEx directly to a customer. The product will undergo a safe amount of abuse while palletized because they will all be packaged tight and safely together. When the product is shipped individually to a customer it is difficult to say how much any one unit will undergo due to a difference in various handlers handling procedures, but this is where we assume most of the possible product damage could occur. The package testing methods used in the development of the Didgeridoos primary packaging most closely represents this single unit distribution and has therefor proven to us that the package is robust enough to withstand the potential hazards of this shipping method. Testing Method To Test the Didgeridoos package we decided to use the standard Distribution Cycle 3 which is defined for a single package environment of up to 100 pounds. The five tests that are included in running this standard are Schedule A manual handling, Schedule C vehicle stacking, Schedule F loose-load vibration, Schedule E vehicle vibration, and Schedule A handling. Testing Unit Preparation To complete these tests we prepared five prototypes Didgeridoos using actual material and processes that will be used during manufacturing. These prototypes were then packaged using our design specifications for a final shippable unit. This includes using a 6x18 piece of bubble wrap wrapped around each end of the instrument and then each end is placed in an end- cap. These wrapped and capped units are then placed in our corrugated shipping unit and taped up. Because we used critically equal prototypes and our planned final packaging we can be up....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2011 for the course IT 407 taught by Professor Barber,c during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly.
- Spring '08