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Supply Chain Needs on Packaging in Developing Countries

Sohrabpour, Vahid LU and Hellström, Daniel LU (2010) 22nd Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2010
Abstract
Purpose of this paper:

To identify, describe and categorise supply chain needs on secondary packaging for ambient milk products in developing countries.

Design/methodology/approach:

The research approach is qualitative and includes an embedded single case study of ambient milk supply chains in developing countries. Data collection is based on the review of internal company documents and semi-structured interviews with industrial experts.

Findings:

The paper shows that secondary packaging is a vital supply chain component in developing countries and that there are extensive interactions between packaging and the supply chain. The findings also constitute a list of supply chain needs on... (More)
Purpose of this paper:

To identify, describe and categorise supply chain needs on secondary packaging for ambient milk products in developing countries.

Design/methodology/approach:

The research approach is qualitative and includes an embedded single case study of ambient milk supply chains in developing countries. Data collection is based on the review of internal company documents and semi-structured interviews with industrial experts.

Findings:

The paper shows that secondary packaging is a vital supply chain component in developing countries and that there are extensive interactions between packaging and the supply chain. The findings also constitute a list of supply chain needs on secondary packaging broken down into six categories.

Research limitations/implications:

In the investigated supply chains, the focus is on the actors from the filling point at manufacturers to the point of sale at retail stores in the ambient milk sector. Furthermore, the focus is on aseptic carton packages as primary and regular slotted cartons as secondary packaging.

Practical implications: The proposed list of packaging supply chains needs can serve as input to the package design process in order to improve the effectiveness of packages in the supply chain in developing countries.

What is original/value of paper:

This study complements previous research in the area of packaging and supply chain by exploring supply chain needs on packaging systems in developing countries as a less studied part of a globalised economy. (Less)
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Packaging, Supply chain, Developing countries, Distribution, Case study, Packaging logistics
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16 pages
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22nd Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2010
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English
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  abstract     = {Purpose of this paper: <br/><br>
To identify, describe and categorise supply chain needs on secondary packaging for ambient milk products in developing countries.<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach: <br/><br>
The research approach is qualitative and includes an embedded single case study of ambient milk supply chains in developing countries. Data collection is based on the review of internal company documents and semi-structured interviews with industrial experts.<br/><br>
Findings: <br/><br>
The paper shows that secondary packaging is a vital supply chain component in developing countries and that there are extensive interactions between packaging and the supply chain. The findings also constitute a list of supply chain needs on secondary packaging broken down into six categories.<br/><br>
Research limitations/implications: <br/><br>
In the investigated supply chains, the focus is on the actors from the filling point at manufacturers to the point of sale at retail stores in the ambient milk sector. Furthermore, the focus is on aseptic carton packages as primary and regular slotted cartons as secondary packaging.<br/><br>
Practical implications: The proposed list of packaging supply chains needs can serve as input to the package design process in order to improve the effectiveness of packages in the supply chain in developing countries.<br/><br>
What is original/value of paper: <br/><br>
This study complements previous research in the area of packaging and supply chain by exploring supply chain needs on packaging systems in developing countries as a less studied part of a globalised economy.},
  author       = {Sohrabpour, Vahid and Hellström, Daniel},
  keyword      = {Packaging,Supply chain,Developing countries,Distribution,Case study,Packaging logistics},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {16},
  title        = {Supply Chain Needs on Packaging in Developing Countries},
  year         = {2010},
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