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Multi-Party Based Development and Decisions for a Nation-Wide Packaging Pool System

Gustafsson, Kerstin LU (2004) 10th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, 2004 In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
Planning and implementing an open-loop, business-wide national pool system for transport packaging (trays and pallets) is a complex process. This research project is focusing on the driving forces in the development and decision processes. During 1992-1999, a group of logistics specialists within the Swedish food supply chains took part in a development process, which included much learning and new thinking. The process contained eight separate missions, described in this paper. The collection of data is based on interviews; Documents from meetings support the analyses of the interviews. The theoretical platform for this research is based on change management theories, including learning processes. Results so far show the importance of... (More)
Planning and implementing an open-loop, business-wide national pool system for transport packaging (trays and pallets) is a complex process. This research project is focusing on the driving forces in the development and decision processes. During 1992-1999, a group of logistics specialists within the Swedish food supply chains took part in a development process, which included much learning and new thinking. The process contained eight separate missions, described in this paper. The collection of data is based on interviews; Documents from meetings support the analyses of the interviews. The theoretical platform for this research is based on change management theories, including learning processes. Results so far show the importance of establishing a common vision at an early stage, where shared understanding forms a driving force for logistic development. Another conclusion is that all future development of packaging and Logistics systems must be based on co-operation and an active dialogue between the actors along a supply chain. Supply chain transparency is an important driving force, enabling parties to see where costs and savings come up. Study visits and pilot tests have been identified as the most efficient methods to acquire new knowledge concerning logistical development. (Less)
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packaging development, Packaging logistics, change management, packaging pools
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  title        = {Multi-Party Based Development and Decisions for a Nation-Wide Packaging Pool System},
  year         = {2004},
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