Chapter 11: 1 Question 1 How do product characteristics influence packaging and materials handling considerations? 2 Question 3 – What are the three general functions of packaging? How might they come into conflict? 3 Question 5 – Describe some of the devices that are used to monitor conditions during the journey that a shipment makes. 4 Question 8 – What are some environmental disadvantages to plastic packaging? 5 Question 9 – What environmentally friendly packaging strategies might a firm adopt? 6 Question 11 – How can reducing packaging inefficiencies improve the performance of a logistics system? 7 Question 13 – Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the unit load. 8 Question 14 – What trade-offs exist between wood, plastic, and metal pallets? Question 20 – How might an organization’s order picking and assembly system influence its decisions on materials handling equipment?