Certificate Introduction


Certificate Description

The Certificate of Automotive Packaging provides a comprehensive understanding of the packaging supply chain through a thorough study across the intersection of automotive manufacturers, part suppliers, and packaging providers—all expanding your opportunities to bring value to the many employers within this industry.

Certificate Curriculum

  • 1
  • 2

    Automotive Packaging Overview

    • Production Packaging

    • Overseas Packaging

    • After Sales Packaging

    • Knowledge Check: Automotive Packaging Overview

    • Resources: Automotive Packaging Overview

    • Disclaimer

  • 3
  • 4

    Returnable Metal Packaging

    • Introduction to Metal Packaging

    • Wire Cages: Introduction

    • Wire Cages: Design Factors and Applications

    • Returnable Racks: Introduction

    • Returnable Racks: Design Factors and Applications

    • Design and Production Workflow

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Let the Experts Talk!

  • 5

    Returnable Plastic Packaging

    • Introduction to Returnable Plastic Packaging

    • Returnable Plastic Totes

    • Returnable Bulk Bins

    • ORBIS Product Selector

    • Returnable Plastic Pallets

  • 6

    Returnable Packaging Applications

    • Industry Overview of Returnable Packaging Providers

    • Downloadable PDF of Returnable Packaging Providers

    • Returnable Packaging Challenges and Trends

    • Returnable Packaging Design Checklist

    • Knowledge Check: Returnable Packaging

    • Resources: Returnable Packaging

  • 7
  • 8

    Expendable Corrugated Packaging

  • 9

    Expendable Wood Packaging

    • History and Introduction

    • Considerations for Selecting a Wood Supplier

    • Automotive Wood Packaging Users

    • Automotive Wood Packaging Styles

    • Wood Fasteners

    • Wood Fasteners Cheat Sheet

    • Regulation of Wood Packaging Material for International Trade

    • Let the Experts Talk!

  • 10

    Protective Packaging and Dunnage

  • 11

    Corrosion Control

  • 12

    Expendable Packaging Applications

    • Industry Overview of Expendable Packaging Providers

    • Downloadable PDF of Expendable Packaging Providers

    • Knowledge Check: Expendable Packaging

    • Resources: Expendable Packaging

  • 13

    Packaging Distributors

    • Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Roles and Functions

    • Supply Chain Solutions

    • Case Studies

    • Downloadable E-book - Foam-in-Place Packaging

    • Downloadable E-book - Auto Bagging Systems

    • Let the Experts Talk!

    • Application Examples

    • Decision Matrix

    • Industry Overview of Packaging Distributors

    • Your Turn!

    • Resources: Packaging Distributors

    • Downloadable PDF of Packaging Distributors

  • 14

    OEM Packaging Basics

  • 15

    OEM Packaging Optimization

    • Packaging Development Process Alignment

    • Lean Manufacturing Approach

    • Returnable Fleet Calculations

    • Returnable Fleet Calculation Tool

  • 16

    OEM Returnable Packaging Interview

    • Downloadable Takeaways

    • Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • What Differentiates a Tier 2 from a Tier 1 from an OEM?

    • A Typical Day as an OEM Packaging Engineer

    • Packaging Planning at an OEM

    • Vehicle Launches

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Packaging Challenges for Sequenced Parts

    • Returnable Packaging Challenges and Solutions

    • Expendable Backup Packaging

    • Future Outlook

    • Advice for Students in Packaging

    • Knowledge Check: Packaging Operations at OEMs

    • Resources: Packaging Operations at OEMs

  • 17

    Tier 1 Packaging Operations

    • Introduction to Tier 1s

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Introduction to Tier 1s PDF Download

    • Tier 1 Processes

    • Technical Challenges

    • Let's the Experts Talk!

    • Tier 1 Supplier Database

    • Your Turn!

    • Resources: Packaging Operations at Tier 1s

  • 18

    Transportation Basics

  • 19

    Transport Testing

    • Introduction

    • Atmospheric Pre-Conditioning

    • Drop Test

    • Rotational Edge Drop Test/Tilt Test

    • Incline Impact Test/Horizontal Shock Test

    • Vibration Test

    • Shock Test

    • Compression Test

  • 20

    Hazmat Packaging

  • 21

    Automotive Packaging Certificate Conclusion

    • That's a Wrap!

    • Glossary of Terms

    • Company and Contact Overview

    • Assessment

    • Survey

    • Share Your Accomplishment!

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.