Modelling of the integration tasks of product and packaging development

Damien Motte, Robert Bjärnemo, Gunilla Jönson

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There is a growing demand for a concurrent development of product and packaging in order to better take into account the supply chain needs. Different tasks are required to integrate packaging and product development: 1) At the strategic level, it is necessary to define or refine an integrated development policy; 2) For each new development project, an adaptation of this policy must be undertaken; 3) Under the execution of each project, relevant decisions need to be made when a deviation from the development plan occurs. These integration tasks are knowledge-intensive and a rigorous modelling of these tasks would help the manager filtering and structuring the necessary knowledge and make more informed decisions.
The integration tasks have been modelled with CommonKADS, a knowledge engineering methodology. It has contributed to clearly define which activities and which knowledge elements are necessary.
The tasks have been modelled and the necessary knowledge elements identified. Some elements are generic, while for some others the knowledge base need to be company-specific.
Research implications and limitations
The formal modelling makes it possible to develop support for these integration tasks (computer-based or not). The task models need however to be refined with empirical data. It is also necessary to assess empirically the acceptance of this approach by managers before it can be diffused in industry.
Integration aspects in development are generally dealt with general process models. The proposed approach gives more guidance to the manager. The used formalism ensures the coherency of the modelled tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th NOFOMA Conference - NOFOMA'17
EditorsDaniel Hellström, Joakim Kembro, Hajnalka Bodnar
Place of PublicationLund, Sweden
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-7753-337-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event29th NOFOMA Conference - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2017 Jun 82017 Jun 9


Conference29th NOFOMA Conference

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Free keywords

  • integration
  • packaging development
  • product development
  • CommonKADS
  • supply chain needs
  • maskinkonstruktion
  • produktutveckling
  • förpackningslogistik
  • Machine Design
  • Product Development
  • Packaging Logistics


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