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Packaging logistics in supply chain practice – current state, trade-offs and improvement potential

Pålsson, Henrik LU and Hellström, Daniel LU (2016) In International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications: A Leading Journal of Supply Chain Management 19(5). p.351-368
Abstract
Packaging affects the logistical and environmental efficiency of supply chains. The purpose is to increase knowledge of the current state, trade-offs and improvement potential of packaging logistics in supply chain practice. The research is based on 22 cases, each of which consists of supply chain mapping and structured interviews with three supply chain actors (manufacturer, distributor and retailer). The paper identifies and explains improvement areas, trade-offs and gaps in packaging systems from a supply chain perspective for the whole packaging system, each packaging level and each actor. The results highlight a supply chain potential of better incorporating the packaging system requirements from actors not responsible for developing... (More)
Packaging affects the logistical and environmental efficiency of supply chains. The purpose is to increase knowledge of the current state, trade-offs and improvement potential of packaging logistics in supply chain practice. The research is based on 22 cases, each of which consists of supply chain mapping and structured interviews with three supply chain actors (manufacturer, distributor and retailer). The paper identifies and explains improvement areas, trade-offs and gaps in packaging systems from a supply chain perspective for the whole packaging system, each packaging level and each actor. The results highlight a supply chain potential of better incorporating the packaging system requirements from actors not responsible for developing or selecting packaging. The paper discusses models for cost and benefit sharing and for identification and decision-making about trade-offs in packaging systems. Companies should collaborate, apply an integrated approach and find new approaches to integrate customers and suppliers into the packaging development process. (Less)
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Integration, Logistics, Packaging, Retail, Supply chain
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International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications: A Leading Journal of Supply Chain Management
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19
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5
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351 - 368
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Taylor & Francis
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10.1080/13675567.2015.1115472
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  author       = {Pålsson, Henrik and Hellström, Daniel},
  keyword      = {Integration,Logistics,Packaging,Retail,Supply chain},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {351--368},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications: A Leading Journal of Supply Chain Management},
  title        = {Packaging logistics in supply chain practice – current state, trade-offs and improvement potential},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2015.1115472},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2016},
}