Unveiling the Concept of Packaging Logistics

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Abstract

An increasingly competitive environment, technological advancements and globalisation are a few of the factors placing higher demands on today’s company activities, e.g. development, production and distribution processes. Company activities have hereby become a complex system, even more so if one company is seen as part of a network of companies. The aim of this article is to present and elaborate on an approach that deals with these matters in an integrated manner – packaging logistics, where the logistics systems are studied from a packaging perspective. This is carried out through putting package definitions and logistics definitions into a model framework based on Porter’s value chain and Christopher’s network theory. Rather than studying packaging and logistics separately, the integrated concept of packaging logistics will give a more complete perspective in problem solving and research. The contribution of this article is to theorise and introduce suggestions to define the subject of packaging logistics.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • logistics, definitions, packaging logistics, Packaging, concept
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceeding of NOFOMA 2001
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event13th Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2001 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2001 Jun 142001 Jun 15

Conference

Conference13th Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2001
CountryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period2001/06/142001/06/15

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