Supply Chain Needs on Packaging in Developing Countries

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Purpose of this paper:
To identify, describe and categorise supply chain needs on secondary packaging for ambient milk products in developing countries.
The research approach is qualitative and includes an embedded single case study of ambient milk supply chains in developing countries. Data collection is based on the review of internal company documents and semi-structured interviews with industrial experts.
The paper shows that secondary packaging is a vital supply chain component in developing countries and that there are extensive interactions between packaging and the supply chain. The findings also constitute a list of supply chain needs on secondary packaging broken down into six categories.
Research limitations/implications:
In the investigated supply chains, the focus is on the actors from the filling point at manufacturers to the point of sale at retail stores in the ambient milk sector. Furthermore, the focus is on aseptic carton packages as primary and regular slotted cartons as secondary packaging.
Practical implications: The proposed list of packaging supply chains needs can serve as input to the package design process in order to improve the effectiveness of packages in the supply chain in developing countries.
What is original/value of paper:
This study complements previous research in the area of packaging and supply chain by exploring supply chain needs on packaging systems in developing countries as a less studied part of a globalised economy.


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Antal sidor16
StatusPublished - 2010
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang22nd Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2010 - Kolding, Danmark
Varaktighet: 2010 jun 102010 jun 10
Konferensnummer: 22


Konferens22nd Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2010