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Problem: WD-40 packaging had quality issue with product leakage to certain containers.
Solution: Conducted investigative analysis of leakage. Determined the cause of problem and implemented changes to prevent leakage from occurring.
Problem: Marketing department wanted to make paperboard container into cooler by using specialty coated paper ensuring container would remain intact for 8 hours keeping product cold.
Solution: Conducted analytics and testing to determine if package would be able to do so.
Problem: Price of packaging for a high end data storage array tower wanted to be reduced but quality and engineering standards had to be equivalent.
Solution: Modified and adjusted old design using alternate materials to create pallet that was robust enough as the legacy pallet with a significant cost savings.
DX4000 End Caps
Problem: New WD DX4000 (now called MyCloud EX, DL, and PR) needed packaging meeting stringent engineering demands along with the ability to have accessories located in container.
Solution: Created expanded polypropylene end caps with cut out on top to place accessory container meeting stringent engineering product requirements.
Material Handling Cart
Problem: Numerous packaging materials are used by Production and Shipping and Receiving Departments. Due to layout and space constraints, there was not enough room to access and use appropriately.
Solution: Designed adjustable and movable material handling cart that would able to store packaging materials and could easily access and dispense throughout facility.
Problem: My Book Duo needed packaging for product launch. Current packaging was not adequate.
Solution: Developed packaging consisting of end caps, accessory container, and retail container to product requirements verifying it would meet internal and external standards.
Parts Protection Device
Problem: Portion of aircraft fuel door was susceptible to worker endangerment and foreign object debris that could potentially cause harm to aircraft.
Solution: Created expanded polyethylene device laminated with acrylic butadiene styrene to fill opening of fuel door and provide protective surface. Designed deployed and used by manufacturing floor, transportation department, as well as air crew staff at airfield locations preventing worker injuries.
Media Sleeve & Graphics
Problem: WD DX4000 (now called MyCloud EX, DL, and PR) was about to be released. Due to government regulations, hardline materials (end user agreement, warranty, CD, and Unit ID) were needed to be presented.
Solution: Formed a paperboard media sleeve along with appropriate labeling and graphics relating to product working with product manager.
Problem: Engineering wanted to comprehend if vendor expanded poly styrene cushion could be used to protect $40 K data storage library, but did not have files.
Solution: Reproduced CAD work in native environment and tested cushion to ensure product would not be damaged from manufacturing line to delivery.
E-commerce Distribution Pack
Problem: E-Commerce entity needed package that was easy to use, sustainable, and provided adequate protection to be sent worldwide for various hard drive sizes.
Solution: Designed corrugated container and collaborated with packaging vendor to utilize patented protective packaging solution to accommodate all drive sizes using recyclable friendly packaging.
Master Carton Assembly
Problem: Manufacturing overseas needed instruction of how to package new My Cloud Duo Product
Solution: Conception of master container fitting two units per shipping case producing assembly drawing that was easy for production workers to interpret.
Problem: Client wanted kit with necessary consumables to maintain and prepare glass and other surfaces for military vehicles for a specific case.
Solution: Created a multiple layered cross-linked foam “tray” inner dunnage design to contain and display items making it ergonomically efficient for users and is easily identifiable where products are inserted and stored.
Primary Packaging Example
Problem: Western Digital had new multimedia device where previous packaging concept was not optimal due to product requirements document changes.
Solution: Created a single PET tray where product could be presented to customer in orderly fashion. Left compartment holds product and other regulatory items, right holds power supply accessories and cables.
Problem: Western Digital had new multimedia device and needed product that could be placed on shelf and hung on retail stands/displays.
Solution: Created a snap lock APET two piece tray where product could be presented to customer on retail shelf and on display (hang tab is not shown in image). Left compartment holds product and other regulatory items, right holds power supply accessories and cables.