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OCTOBER | 2016

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The three components of consumer and industrial product supply chains. To meet the evolving expectations of consumers for low cost, quality and defect free products, delivered quickly and on time, in the exact quantities ordered, and to a convenient location; supply chains are extended internationally, they are multimodal, and both unitized and parcel in form. Most all of these supply chains for consumer and industrial products are all or in part, unitized. The unitized portion of these supply chains consists of three interacting components; • The packaged product • The pallet • Unit load handling, storage, and shipping equipment These three components mechanically interact as product moves through the supply chain from manufacturer to customer. These interactions are in the form of vibration, shock, and compression stresses. The pallet is figuratively and literally the interface between the packaged product and the equipment used to move, store, and ship the product. The function of the pallet is to > inside Inside ISTA Headquarters • Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium • European Packaging Symposium • ISTA TransPack Forum Sponsorship Opportunities • ISTA at PACK EXPO • ISTA University Members PACK EXPO Alumni Events • Member Search Tool pages 2-8 Welcome New Members pages 10-11 ISTA Technical Update • Test Procedure Changes • ISTA 3A, 3B, and 3E Recognized by FDA as Concensus Standards • ISTA Online Testing Platform • ISTA Announces New Certification Council pages 12 CPLP Corner pages 13 Systems Based Design of Global Supply Chains The following paper was presented at ISTA's 2016 TransPack Forum. October 2016 • TM > MORE ON PAGE 3 > MORE ON PAGE 14 Is your Packaging Really "Retail Ready"? There certainly is a lot of discussion happening these days about eCommerce, and while eCommerce has not eclipsed traditional retail sales, brick & mortar stores are showing early signs of evolving in an effort to enhance customer experience. This evolution includes pilot programs like "Curb Side" pick- up. Products are purchased by consumers prior to arriving at the store; a store clerk then Eric Hiser ISTA Vice President - Technical People. Ideas. Solutions. April 18-21, 2017 Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Orlando, Florida Visit for more information. Marshall S White PhD Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech, Packaging; President of White and Co., LLC

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