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Demand-driven logistics from a packaging perspective

Nilsson, Fredrik LU and Pålsson, Henrik LU (2006) 12th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, 2006 In Proceedings of the LRN conference
Abstract
During the last decade there has been a shift of focus from supply management towards demand management in logistics literature and practice. This article sets out to investigate what impact such a shift has on logistics, especially from a packaging perspective. An extensive literature review has been conducted, focusing on the top three journals in logistics as well as in operations management (JBL, IJPDLM, IJLM, JOM, IJOPM and POM). The results of the literature review show that there has not been much focus on the impact of the increased demand focus on operational logistics. In particular, the results indicate a lack of attention to packaging effects due to the increased demand focus. Two interview studies have been conducted in the... (More)
During the last decade there has been a shift of focus from supply management towards demand management in logistics literature and practice. This article sets out to investigate what impact such a shift has on logistics, especially from a packaging perspective. An extensive literature review has been conducted, focusing on the top three journals in logistics as well as in operations management (JBL, IJPDLM, IJLM, JOM, IJOPM and POM). The results of the literature review show that there has not been much focus on the impact of the increased demand focus on operational logistics. In particular, the results indicate a lack of attention to packaging effects due to the increased demand focus. Two interview studies have been conducted in the telecommunication industry and in the automotive industry. Both studies demonstrate that there are packaging-related issues which, based on a shift in focus from supply to demand, have changed the handling and requirements of packages and logistics as a whole. Implications for research and management are provided at the end of the paper. (Less)
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demand chain management, physical distribution, demand, operational logistics, packaging, packaging logistics
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  abstract     = {During the last decade there has been a shift of focus from supply management towards demand management in logistics literature and practice. This article sets out to investigate what impact such a shift has on logistics, especially from a packaging perspective. An extensive literature review has been conducted, focusing on the top three journals in logistics as well as in operations management (JBL, IJPDLM, IJLM, JOM, IJOPM and POM). The results of the literature review show that there has not been much focus on the impact of the increased demand focus on operational logistics. In particular, the results indicate a lack of attention to packaging effects due to the increased demand focus. Two interview studies have been conducted in the telecommunication industry and in the automotive industry. Both studies demonstrate that there are packaging-related issues which, based on a shift in focus from supply to demand, have changed the handling and requirements of packages and logistics as a whole. Implications for research and management are provided at the end of the paper.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Fredrik and Pålsson, Henrik},
  keyword      = {demand chain management,physical distribution,demand,operational logistics,packaging,packaging logistics},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Proceedings of the LRN conference},
  title        = {Demand-driven logistics from a packaging perspective},
  year         = {2006},
}