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RFP-0006 Single Parcel Shipping Environment (OPEN)
UPDATE 1/17/2019: SUBMITTAL DATE EXTENDED TO 2/22/2019

This is a 4-part project involving Data Collection and Methodology Development applicable in the Single Parcel Shipping Environment. A significant amount of effort has been expended in the past to characterize the handling of the high-volume package types, weights and sizes that go through the single parcel shipping channels. However, these projects have been scoped to address potential gaps that exist in ISTA 3A, Packaged-Products for Parcel Delivery System Shipment.
 
  • Parts 1 and 2 involve the collection of field data in the single parcel shipping environment and offering recommendations on potential improvements to ISTA 3A with focus in the following areas.
  • Part 1 - Measuring the effect of packaged-product size and weight on the drop heights experienced.
  • Part 2 - Measuring the dynamic compression forces experienced due to the combination of stacking and vibration.
  • Parts 3 and 4 relate to testing methodology development as is felt that the technique and tools required to conduct these studies are not currently defined or validated.
  • Part 3 - Develop a methodology to measure the effect of packaged-product dimensions on the flexing forces experienced.
  • Part 4 - Develop a methodology to measure the effect of packaged-product dimensions on the concentrated loading / impacts.

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