IoPP Premium Webinar - How Do I Design a Test if I Don’t Know My Supply Chain?

IoPP Premium Webinar

How Do I Design a Test if I Don’t Know My Supply Chain?

Thursday, September 17, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 AM CST



Problem: How can you properly design, test and validate your product to withstand the rigors of distribution within a region and from one region to another region?

Solution: Understand your supply chain handling process and create a test protocol for more robust and faster validation.

This presentation will walk you through the steps of the intuitive, informative and interactive process map of SC Johnson’s global supply chain environment to assist in product development and validation. You will learn how to utilize process maps to create regional simulated distribution test protocols. Additionally, you learn how to create a BCT (Box Compression Test) tool and PSF (Product Support Factor) procedure for a corrugate performance-based specification that is supplier agnostic based on the regional supply chain criteria.


Presenter Rodney Prater, Principal Packaging Engineer & SC Johnson & Son, Inc

Graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S. in Packaging and over 26 years in packaging industry. Employed at SC Johnson for 20 years, his current role is a Principal Packaging Engineer. Member of ASTM D10 Committee for past 3 years. Serves as an Executive Board of Director, Aerosol Division, of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA). Member of the Plastic Aerosol Research Group LLC (PARG) and previously served 5 years as Co-Chair of the PARG Technical Committee, leading the development and validation of 22 new voluntary industry standards and methods and publishing two technical journal papers as related to the study of automobile cabin temperatures and UV exposure impacts to a pressurized plastic aerosol container. Recently he was inducted to serve on the ISTA Global Board of Directors. Additionally, he manages the distribution test laboratory at SC Johnson and applicable distribution test protocols.




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