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Packaging Logistics

Packaging Logistics

Understanding and managing the economic and environmental impacts of packaging in supply chains

Henrik Pålsson


Understand the role of packaging along the supply chain and how its effective management can improve the performance of your company and minimise your costs.

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About the book

Organizations now consider packaging as a critical issue. Effective and efficient packaging can improve the performance of companies and minimise their costs. Packaging Logistics examines all essential roles within an organization, from the purchasing of raw materials to the production and sale of finished products, as well as transport and distribution. It is important for practitioners and academics to understand the role of packaging along the supply chain and the different implications of an efficient product packaging system for successful management of operations.

In Packaging Logistics, Henrik Pålsson covers essential hot topics such as sustainability, innovation, returns, e-commerce, end-of-life and future trends and challenges. This practical book takes the reader through every stage of packaging and relates it to supply chain and logistics, illustrated by over 30 case studies.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Defining Packaging Logistics;
    • Chapter - 02: Packaging performance in supply chains;
    • Chapter - 03: Packaging performance methodology;
    • Chapter - 04: Environmental performance of packaging logistics;
    • Chapter - 05: Managing packaging waste;
    • Chapter - 06: Managing ICT features of packaging;
    • Chapter - 07: Reusable packaging systems;
    • Chapter - 08: Industrial packaging evaluation;
    • Chapter - 09: Decision support for industrial packaging;
    • Chapter - 10: Organising packaging development;
    • Chapter - 11: Packaging innovation capability;
    • Chapter - 12: Managing packaging logistics in e-commerce channels;
    • Chapter - 13: Managing packaging logistics in developing countries;
    • Chapter - 14: References;

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749481704
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd June 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Henrik Pålsson is Associate Professor at Lund University, Sweden. He has conducted research and taught master's students within packaging logistics since 2004.

Henrik Pålsson