Unveiling the Concept of Packaging Logistics

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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.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Mechanical Engineering


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


Conference13th Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2001

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