Packaging Short Course: Packaging for Anti-Counterfeiting

September 23, 2020 - October 6, 2020 The pre-course online session is on Sept. 23, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET. The main course live sessions are, 9/29, 10/1 and 10/6

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Contact: Cimberly Weir

Packaging for Anti-Counterfeiting

Learners of the 100% online short course Packaging for Anti-Counterfeiting will complete a 10-hour interactive experience supplemented with scheduled office hours and supporting literature and case study reviews.  The main course will consist of an overview of Anti-Counterfeiting (AC) as it relates to packaging, history and options for professionals, then shift to understand the product or system weakness.  Learners will participate in a vulnerability assessment by first gathering raw information, conducting a vulnerability assessment, implement a process to identify the worst problems, and then utilize a decision-making process to select and propose the optimal program.  There is an optional pre-course session available to prepare learners for the content discussed in the interactive sessions if you are new to the topic for your organization. 

Dates:
Pre-course session: Sept 23 1:00 – 4:30pm
Main course will open on September 29 and finish on October 6.

Target Student: A wide range of industry professionals who are tasked with selecting and implementing anti-counterfeit packaging. Also, support other employees who are either managing the problem or monitoring the marketplace.

Course Structure and Logistics

  • The course will be conducted in six, 2-hour sessions over two weeks: Tuesday, Thursday and Tuesday.
  • Optional engagement activities including “office hours” support.

 Main Course Agenda

Day

Topic

Detail

Day0/ Preliminary Activities

Warm-up

Open the course two weeks before the first meeting, provide readings and preliminary activities such as a gap analysis.

Day1

Introduction, Assessment

Introduce the counterfeit problem, anti-counterfeit strategies, packaging specific application, and then shift to reviewing current incident to help a student conduct a vulnerability assessment of their products.

Day2

 

Review assessment and risk rank

Build upon the assessment activity in Day1 to conduct a risk rank to identify the specific worst problems.

Day3

 

Select packaging and develop a proposal

Build upon the previous information to begin to review the most efficient ACP countermeasure and control systems. Complete a template for a report.

Engagement

Conclusion, finished report.

The goal is that at the end of the day, the students have completed a template and can “press save” on a final report.

 Cost for the Pre-course session is $495.00
Cost for the Main Course is: $1995.00

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Cimberly Weir

Cimberly Weir BS PKG, MA HALE
517-353-6797
cimberly@msu.edu

John Spink

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517-381-4491
spinkj@msu.edu