ADVOCATE RESEARCH AND VALUE DELIVERY PROGRAM
ISTA’s Advocate Research and Value Delivery Program includes conducting research and collecting data that improves testing and design methodologies for the evolving domestic and global supply chains. The results will minimize the risk of product damage while lowering cost and the package’s environmental footprint. Click here to learn more about this important program and the companies and organizations supporting these efforts.
Open Request for Proposal (RFP):
The following research project is open for bids. Please contact A.J. Gruber (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
RFP-0004 Develop Test Protocol for eCommerce
Retailer Shipping Systems (REISSUED)
Request for Proposals (RFPs):
RFP-0001 Eliminate Over-packaging: Develop and validate a new testing technique to quantify if a package design is above the threshold performance required by its supply chain. The end result is packaging that can be optimized against different confidence levels resulting in lower material cost and environmental footprint.
RFP-0003 Measurement and Multi-Axis Simulation of Unit Load Stability Transportation Hazards: This project aims to collect statistically significant data on the motion and forces in real-time history format in various orientations to which unit loads are subjected during transport, and translate this data into tools and test methods that allow users to design and optimize their unit load packaging.
Previously Distributed Request for Proposals (RFPs):
RFP-0002 Research Transit Damage Scenarios
Research potential cargo claims data sources that could be analyzed to (at some future time) publish a white paper addressing the impact of cargo claims on a specific region and/or mode and/or commodity/industry.
RFP-0005 Distribution Environment Data
Documentation of the transport modes, storage, and handling methods involved in the distribution of CPGs, including “last segments”, in predetermined regions around the world.