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The packaging selection practice a case study

Silgård Casell, Sandra LU (2010) 22nd Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2010 In [Host publication title missing] p.761-776
Abstract
Purpose of this paper

The purpose of this paper is to present a comparative case study of the procedures and guiding principles in the packaging selection practice of two international companies.



Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative case study with an inductive approach was conducted. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews, documentation, and field visits.



Findings

The study indicates conceptual similarities and dissimilarities in the two companies’ procedures, concerns and priorities with respect to the packaging domain. The packaging selection practice at the two companies appears to be highly dependent on total cost, standardization, production... (More)
Purpose of this paper

The purpose of this paper is to present a comparative case study of the procedures and guiding principles in the packaging selection practice of two international companies.



Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative case study with an inductive approach was conducted. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews, documentation, and field visits.



Findings

The study indicates conceptual similarities and dissimilarities in the two companies’ procedures, concerns and priorities with respect to the packaging domain. The packaging selection practice at the two companies appears to be highly dependent on total cost, standardization, production philosophy, and collaboration between different functions and units.



Research limitations/implications

A study of two case companies implies limitations to generalization of the findings. Nevertheless, the case companies represent two diverse industrial branches providing a good basis for conceptual similarities and dissimilarities.



Practical implications

The findings of the study have practical implications generated by increased understanding of the guiding principles and their influence on the packaging selection process with respect to different types of packaging. This in turn, has a positive financial impact, enhances efficiency and effectiveness in the supply and demand chains, and considers environmental issues.



Originality/value

No previous similar study addressing the packaging selection approach in an engineering B2B industry context has been identified. This paper attempts to contribute to the theory-building of the packaging selection practice, point out the importance of considering the packaging selection and its guiding principles in order to make a deliberate and motivated packaging selection, and can be of value to other academic researchers in the field. (Less)
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Theory-building, Packaging selection practice, Decision guiding principles, Packaging logistics, International companies, Case study
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[Host publication title missing]
editor
Stentoft Arlbjørn, Jan
pages
17 pages
publisher
NOFOMA
conference name
22nd Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2010
language
English
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yes
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  abstract     = {Purpose of this paper<br/><br>
The purpose of this paper is to present a comparative case study of the procedures and guiding principles in the packaging selection practice of two international companies. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach <br/><br>
A qualitative case study with an inductive approach was conducted. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews, documentation, and field visits. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Findings <br/><br>
The study indicates conceptual similarities and dissimilarities in the two companies’ procedures, concerns and priorities with respect to the packaging domain. The packaging selection practice at the two companies appears to be highly dependent on total cost, standardization, production philosophy, and collaboration between different functions and units. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Research limitations/implications <br/><br>
A study of two case companies implies limitations to generalization of the findings. Nevertheless, the case companies represent two diverse industrial branches providing a good basis for conceptual similarities and dissimilarities. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Practical implications <br/><br>
The findings of the study have practical implications generated by increased understanding of the guiding principles and their influence on the packaging selection process with respect to different types of packaging. This in turn, has a positive financial impact, enhances efficiency and effectiveness in the supply and demand chains, and considers environmental issues. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Originality/value <br/><br>
No previous similar study addressing the packaging selection approach in an engineering B2B industry context has been identified. This paper attempts to contribute to the theory-building of the packaging selection practice, point out the importance of considering the packaging selection and its guiding principles in order to make a deliberate and motivated packaging selection, and can be of value to other academic researchers in the field.},
  author       = {Silgård Casell, Sandra},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {Stentoft Arlbjørn, Jan},
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  title        = {The packaging selection practice a case study},
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