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Packaging Design and Development for Supply Chain Efficiency and Effectiveness

Sohrabpour, Vahid LU (2014)
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När en konsument går längs en gång i en butik kan han eller hon enkelt ta ett mjölkpaket utan att tänka på allt som behövts göras för att det ska kunna hamna på hyllan. Många chefer och ingenjörer lägger ner oerhört mycket energi för att detta ska vara möjligt. För varje paket mjölk omfattar kedjan av olika aktiviteter processande, förpackning, transport och lagring, från mejeriet till butikshyllan.

Att ta hand om hela kedjan är en utmaning. Mjölkpaketen måste vara redo att skickas iväg exakt när kunden vill köpa dem. De måste vara av rätt storlek så att innehållet kan konsumeras innan bäst föredatumet och inte behöver kastas. En annan utmaning är att göra kedjan av aktiviteter så... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

När en konsument går längs en gång i en butik kan han eller hon enkelt ta ett mjölkpaket utan att tänka på allt som behövts göras för att det ska kunna hamna på hyllan. Många chefer och ingenjörer lägger ner oerhört mycket energi för att detta ska vara möjligt. För varje paket mjölk omfattar kedjan av olika aktiviteter processande, förpackning, transport och lagring, från mejeriet till butikshyllan.

Att ta hand om hela kedjan är en utmaning. Mjölkpaketen måste vara redo att skickas iväg exakt när kunden vill köpa dem. De måste vara av rätt storlek så att innehållet kan konsumeras innan bäst föredatumet och inte behöver kastas. En annan utmaning är att göra kedjan av aktiviteter så effektiv som möjligt för att undvika svinn så att man kan utnyttja transport och lagring på bästa sätt.

Världens befolkning väntas nå 9 miljarder år 2050, vilket kommer att innebära en högre efterfrågan på mat. När välståndet och köpkraften ökar blir efterfrågan på processad mat och mejeriprodukter större. Till år 2050 väntas efterfrågan på mat öka med 70-100 %. Ett sätt att ta sig an den här utmaningen är reducera matsvinnet, vilket uppskattas vara 30-50 % av allt mat som produceras globalt. Den direkta ekonomiska kostnaden för matsvinnet uppskattas till 750 miljarder U.S. dollar.

Förpackningar är ett sätt för livsmedelskedjorna att hantera dessa utmaningar. Den här forskningen undersöker några kompetens- och effektivitetsutmaningar. Den ger förslag på att hantera kedjan av aktiviteter och på bättre förpackningsutveckling. Föreslagna förbättringar inkluderar olika strategier för livsmedelsförsörjningskedjor, modeller, mjukvara samt design- och utvecklingsmetoder. Den här avhandlingen kommer att hjälpa chefer och ingenjörer att göra livsmedelskedjorna mer kompetenta och effektiva. (Less)
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In the supply chain interactions with product and packaging systems, actors place various needs on packaging. Satisfying these needs eventually increases the supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. The aim of the research presented is to contribute to the packaging logistics body of knowledge on reducing the gap between the supply chain needs and satisfying them, through packaging design and development directed toward increasing supply chain efficiency and effectiveness.

This research was carried out in a university-industry collaboration on problems in industrial practice and then matched to the academic literature in the field. A pre-investigation and four main investigations were conducted. Investigations 1, 2 and 3 were... (More)
In the supply chain interactions with product and packaging systems, actors place various needs on packaging. Satisfying these needs eventually increases the supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. The aim of the research presented is to contribute to the packaging logistics body of knowledge on reducing the gap between the supply chain needs and satisfying them, through packaging design and development directed toward increasing supply chain efficiency and effectiveness.

This research was carried out in a university-industry collaboration on problems in industrial practice and then matched to the academic literature in the field. A pre-investigation and four main investigations were conducted. Investigations 1, 2 and 3 were primarily related to the physical function of the supply chain toward increasing its efficiency. Investigation 4 was based on the market mediation function of the supply chain toward increasing its effectiveness.

Toward increasing supply chain efficiency, this dissertation provides an expanded operational life cycle based on supply chain needs by exploring supply chain interactions with the product and packaging system. In addition, an improved packaging design and development method based on the expanded operational life cycle is provided to satisfy the actor’s needs. This was achieved by exploring and analyzing an existing packaging design and development method for satisfying the supply chain needs. By identifying available models and software for corrugated board packaging design and development and exploring their use in industrial practice, this dissertation suggests using a p-diagram as a method to provide a holistic perspective for modeling corrugated board packaging in the improved design and development method. Toward increasing supply chain effectiveness, the dissertation further provides improvement to a model for matching supply chain strategy and product while highlighting the role of packaging by describing the current state of supply chain strategy research in relation to product and packaging in order to map the lack of consideration of packaging.

This dissertation concludes that packaging can contribute to both supply chain effectiveness and efficiency if it is matched to the supply chain strategy and if it is designed and developed to satisfy physical supply chain needs. (Less)
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  • Kamdem, Donatien Pascal, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
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Life Cycle, Development, Design, Product, Packaging, Supply chain, Postponement, Strategy, Software, Models
defense location
Lecture hall (Stora hörsalen), IKDC, Sölvegatan 26, Lund University Faculty of Engineering
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2014-10-30 10:15
ISBN
978-91-7473-896-4
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English
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yes
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  abstract     = {In the supply chain interactions with product and packaging systems, actors place various needs on packaging. Satisfying these needs eventually increases the supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. The aim of the research presented is to contribute to the packaging logistics body of knowledge on reducing the gap between the supply chain needs and satisfying them, through packaging design and development directed toward increasing supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. <br/><br>
This research was carried out in a university-industry collaboration on problems in industrial practice and then matched to the academic literature in the field. A pre-investigation and four main investigations were conducted. Investigations 1, 2 and 3 were primarily related to the physical function of the supply chain toward increasing its efficiency. Investigation 4 was based on the market mediation function of the supply chain toward increasing its effectiveness. <br/><br>
Toward increasing supply chain efficiency, this dissertation provides an expanded operational life cycle based on supply chain needs by exploring supply chain interactions with the product and packaging system. In addition, an improved packaging design and development method based on the expanded operational life cycle is provided to satisfy the actor’s needs. This was achieved by exploring and analyzing an existing packaging design and development method for satisfying the supply chain needs. By identifying available models and software for corrugated board packaging design and development and exploring their use in industrial practice, this dissertation suggests using a p-diagram as a method to provide a holistic perspective for modeling corrugated board packaging in the improved design and development method. Toward increasing supply chain effectiveness, the dissertation further provides improvement to a model for matching supply chain strategy and product while highlighting the role of packaging by describing the current state of supply chain strategy research in relation to product and packaging in order to map the lack of consideration of packaging. <br/><br>
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  title        = {Packaging Design and Development for Supply Chain Efficiency and Effectiveness},
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