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Evaluating Packaging Logistics Development at IKEA for Improvements in Product and Packaging Development

Dahlborg, Håkan and Johnsson, Carina (2006)
Packaging Logistics
Abstract
Title: Evaluating packaging logistics performance at IKEA for improvements

in product and packaging development

Authors: Håkan Dahlborg and Carina Johnsson

Supervisors: Jenny Klevås ? Division of Packaging Logistics, Department of Design

Sciences, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund

Caroline Bramklev ? Division of Packaging Logistics, Department of

Design Sciences, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund

Mattias Eriksson ? Packaging Concepts, IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult

Purpose: There are two purposes of this master thesis. The first is to develop a

method for evaluating different packaging solutions from a logistical

Supply Chain perspective. The second is to create a checklist for the

product- and packaging designers at IKEA consisting... (More)
Title: Evaluating packaging logistics performance at IKEA for improvements

in product and packaging development

Authors: Håkan Dahlborg and Carina Johnsson

Supervisors: Jenny Klevås ? Division of Packaging Logistics, Department of Design

Sciences, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund

Caroline Bramklev ? Division of Packaging Logistics, Department of

Design Sciences, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund

Mattias Eriksson ? Packaging Concepts, IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult

Purpose: There are two purposes of this master thesis. The first is to develop a

method for evaluating different packaging solutions from a logistical

Supply Chain perspective. The second is to create a checklist for the

product- and packaging designers at IKEA consisting of the most

significant logistical demands put on a packaging solution from a

Supply Chain perspective.

Method: The base of this master thesis is a case study, beginning with a

descriptive approach to create an overall view of the studied Supply

Chain and continuing with a normative approach since the aim of the

thesis is to provide IKEA with tools to guide their packaging and

product development process. Qualitative data were collected during

interviews and observations as well as in questionnaires.

Conclusions: An evaluation method for logistics performance ? the IKEA Packaging

Scorecard ? has been developed with the prerequisites of the IKEA

Supply Chain in mind. The Packaging Scorecard consists of the most

critical packaging logistical factors for each part of the Supply Chain,

together with weightings that express their importance. The packaging

solutions can thereby be evaluated on how well they fulfil the

packaging related demands placed at different stages in the IKEA

Supply Chain. The method also provides the possibility to pinpoint

areas of improvement for the packaging solutions as well as it functions

as a tool for comparing different packaging solutions.

In order to support the product and packaging development process at

IKEA from a logistical point of view already at an early stage, a

checklist with the most prominent packaging logistical factors

emanating from the study has been presented.

Keywords: Packaging Scorecard, packaging logistics, logistics, packaging, supply

chain, packaging evaluation, method (Less)
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author
Dahlborg, Håkan and Johnsson, Carina
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organization
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Packaging Scorecard, packaging logistics, logistics, packaging, supply chain, packaging evaluation, method, Technological sciences, Teknik, Production technology, Produktionsteknik
language
English
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1328814
date added to LUP
2006-10-11
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  abstract     = {Title: Evaluating packaging logistics performance at IKEA for improvements

in product and packaging development

Authors: Håkan Dahlborg and Carina Johnsson

Supervisors: Jenny Klevås ? Division of Packaging Logistics, Department of Design

Sciences, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund

Caroline Bramklev ? Division of Packaging Logistics, Department of

Design Sciences, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund

Mattias Eriksson ? Packaging Concepts, IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult

Purpose: There are two purposes of this master thesis. The first is to develop a

method for evaluating different packaging solutions from a logistical

Supply Chain perspective. The second is to create a checklist for the

product- and packaging designers at IKEA consisting of the most

significant logistical demands put on a packaging solution from a

Supply Chain perspective.

Method: The base of this master thesis is a case study, beginning with a

descriptive approach to create an overall view of the studied Supply

Chain and continuing with a normative approach since the aim of the

thesis is to provide IKEA with tools to guide their packaging and

product development process. Qualitative data were collected during

interviews and observations as well as in questionnaires.

Conclusions: An evaluation method for logistics performance ? the IKEA Packaging

Scorecard ? has been developed with the prerequisites of the IKEA

Supply Chain in mind. The Packaging Scorecard consists of the most

critical packaging logistical factors for each part of the Supply Chain,

together with weightings that express their importance. The packaging

solutions can thereby be evaluated on how well they fulfil the

packaging related demands placed at different stages in the IKEA

Supply Chain. The method also provides the possibility to pinpoint

areas of improvement for the packaging solutions as well as it functions

as a tool for comparing different packaging solutions.

In order to support the product and packaging development process at

IKEA from a logistical point of view already at an early stage, a

checklist with the most prominent packaging logistical factors

emanating from the study has been presented.

Keywords: Packaging Scorecard, packaging logistics, logistics, packaging, supply

chain, packaging evaluation, method},
  author       = {Dahlborg, Håkan and Johnsson, Carina},
  keyword      = {Packaging Scorecard,packaging logistics,logistics,packaging,supply chain,packaging evaluation,method,Technological sciences,Teknik,Production technology,Produktionsteknik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Evaluating Packaging Logistics Development at IKEA for Improvements in Product and Packaging Development},
  year         = {2006},
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