Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design
Our vision is to be the hub of packaging innovation
where researchers, students, and industry professionals
work together to improve the efficiency of the supply chain.
CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing, and retail sectors in more than 60 countries.
Mary Paz Alvarez, Graduate Student
Mary will conduct research to investigate the interaction between pails, drums, and pallets. This research will investigate the potential load bridging and unique stress distribution caused by pails and drums, and also explores how a pallet affects the strength of pails/drums; this could offer significant cost reductions to the industry.