On-line Training Course | Introduction to the Role of Packaging in the Cold Chain

Date: September 15, 2022

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 1:00 pm



We need to build a better reputation of managing fresh food supply and delivery, at all levels of the cold chain. Cold chain integrity is somewhat lacking, excessive food losses are common. Improving the cold supply chain can halve food wastage by 2030. Preliminary and conservative estimates put the cost of food waste within the cold food chain at $3.8 billion at farm gate values.


We need to gain an understanding of the extent and the costs of food waste in the cold chain and set up systems for opportunities for improvement. Lack of understanding of the importance of temperature is one of the main reasons for food wastage. With the greatest risks for perishable food occurring during transportation and handling between mobile and stationary refrigeration points. There are sometimes significant temperature variations between truck or trailer, loading docks and storage facilities.


Become familiar with the causes of food wastage in the cold chain, to help improve Australia and New Zealand’s cold chain processes and standards. Those of us that are involved in packaging need to work towards a universally adopted code to help all cold chain practitioners lift their compliance record.


Through this course, participants will gain an understanding of the following:

  • Understand the mechanisms and need for a suitable cold supply chain.
  • Understand the design and implementation of a good workable cold supply chain system.
  • Gain insights as to why cold supply chain is important and how best to rectify current shortfalls.
  • Obtain an understanding of the part that packaging people play in the cold supply chain.
  • Into the future you will need to have knowledge of the cold supply chain so as to make the right decision to avoid huge food wastage.


  • Retailers, manufacturers, businesses interested or involved in cold supply chains.
  • Any business in packaging looking to enact change to avoid food wastage in the cold supply chain.
  • Anyone who works in Supply Chain & Logistics, Transport & Distribution, Packaging, Procurement and Operations.


2020_Pierre_Pienaar_120x145Prof Pierre Pienaar MSc, FAIP, CPP + Guest Lecturers

Education Director - Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP)

President - World Packaging Organisation (WPO)

Pierre has a Master of Science Degree (Packaging Engineering/Technology) from Brunel University, UK. He also has a Master of Manufacturing and Production Degree from University of Hertfordshire, UK and is a registered Certified Packaging Professional in over 60 countries.

Pierre is a packaging engineer in his own global packaging consulting business, PackTech Solutions and has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage packaging industries over with 35 years of experience in the field of packaging science and its related subject matter.

He lecturers in the technology and science of packaging at numerous universities and institutions around the world for the past thirty years. He is the current Education Director of the AIP, holds a professorship in Packaging Engineering and is the current President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).


Thursday 15th of September 2022


9.00 am - 1.00 pm (AEST)

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On-line via Zoom


AUD $300 + GST - AIP & AFCCC Members


AUD $400 + GST - Non-Members


NB: A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. Training Course notes will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. * The notes are not to be copied or distributed. NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after your training course notes have been supplied, replacements will be accepted.


*All AIP training courses are internationally recognised and approved to attain Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) points.


.*CPP points are used to maintain your Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) credential..





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