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Learn key factors around packaging development and its implication on supply chain sustainability to make strategic decisions. As part of the Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program (rSBI), the Packaging and Supply Chain Sustainability Concentration is stackable with the following master's programs: MS in Packaging Engineering, MS in Supply Chain Analytics, MS/MEng in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MS/MEng in Industrial & Systems Engineering, MS in Supply Chain Management, MBA.
This concentration is designed to equip practitioners with the tools necessary to meet tomorrow’s challenges concerning packaging and its sustainability in the associated supply chains. To this end, it presents cutting-edge developments in Packaging Engineering and Supply Chain Management. The concentration focuses on increasingly critical sustainability issues of packaging development and its environmental impact, as well as fact-driven decision-making in supply chains enabled by lean six sigma.
You can take the course listed below as individual classes or as stackable courses toward the completion of a concentration.
This course focuses on the interactions and accountabilities for the packaging developer, including sustainability and environmental issues. Review three main types of package development projects; growth, quality and productivity. Examine consumer research, marketing strategy, sustainability, innovation and feasibility as they relate to packaging development projects.
This course provides an introduction to issues in the management and control of quality when developing new, sustainable packing. Quality Management has become a science touching upon the tools used to define quality for a given product or system, to solve problems related to conformance to quality expectations, and to know and understand regulatory demands placed on products by national and international agencies.
There are global experiences and examples that show how sustainability criteria in the 'upstream' supply chain management and procurement process. Corporations can both improve environmental performance, while addressing ethics, social regeneration and economic concerns (e.g. the 'triple bottom-line'). This course will allow students to participate in applied research to explore the application of environmentally responsible supply chain principles which includes: designing supply chain management and procurement schemes which address environmental, social and ethical considerations in organizational policy development as well as the procurement process. Research themes may include: the public and private supply chain management and procurement process, green purchasing process, contract design, procurement which promotes low carbon emission considerations and zero waste (avoidance and minimization), social and economic regeneration, civic infrastructure policy, e-procurement applications, and cost cutting measures derived from life cycling costing modeling. The goal is to provide students with different experiences to examine environmental management from a supply chain management perspective.
The concentration and courses are offered by the Supply Chain Management Department
Sample Relevant Careers: Packaging Development Engineer, Packaging System Engineer, Staff Packaging Engineer, Packaging Development Manager, Packaging R&D Manager