Volume 32, Issue 5 (September 2004)

    Measurement and Analysis of Small and Light Weight Parcel Shipping Environment

    (Received 27 October 2003; accepted 10 March 2004)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    This study measured and analyzed the parcel shipping environment within Federal Express. The package sizes and weights monitored in this study represent the “light weight” and “small size” packages within the FedEx handling system. Five packages ranging in size from 0.18 x 0.19 x 1.3 m to 0.36 x 0.37 x 0.31 m and weight between 1.9 and 2.5 kg were shipped both with and without warning labels containing the text “Fragile—Handle With Care.” The shipments were done between Michigan and California or Florida using the second day air shipment mode. The data showed that neither the package size/weight or the labels had any significant effect on the severity of drop heights. The highest drop height measured was 1.85 m. The data are presented in terms of drop heights associated with the 90th, 95th, and 99th percentiles of occurrence. Impact orientation is also discussed.


    Author Information:

    Singh, SP
    Professor, School of Packaging, East Lansing, MI

    Burgess, G
    Professor, School of Packaging, East Lansing, MI

    Singh, J
    Assistant Professor, School of Business, California Polytechnic University,


    Stock #: JTE12303

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12303

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    Title Measurement and Analysis of Small and Light Weight Parcel Shipping Environment
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    Committee D10