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Packaging logistics : understanding and managing the economic and environmental impacts of packaging in supply chains

Author: Henrik Pålsson
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Kogan Page, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)991507258
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henrik Pålsson
ISBN: 9780749481711 0749481714
OCLC Number: 1037946471
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the author; 01 Defining packaging logistics; Definition of packaging logistics; The levels of a packaging system; Systems approach in packaging logistics; The role of supply chain integration for packaging logistics; Summary; 02 Packaging performance in supply chains; Packaging as a value generator and enabler of cost efficiency; Key issues in evaluating supply chain performance of packaging; Standardization; Packaging postponement; Summary; 03 Packaging performance methodology Organizational challenges to address for high packaging logistics performanceSummary; 04 Managing the environmental impact of packaging logistics; Packaging in environmentally effective and efficient logistics; Environmental impact of direct and indirect packaging effects; Packaging material; Product waste; Packaging impacts on logistics and transport efficiency; Summary; 05 Managing packaging waste; Packaging waste characteristics; Packaging waste locations; Waste collection systems for packaging; Managing packaging waste; Summary; 06 Managing ICT features of packaging Track and trace capabilities enable managementThe impact of ICT in packaging on logistics performance; Track and trace capabilities of packaging; Essential decision support; Implementing track and trace capabilities in packaging; Summary; 07 Reusable packaging systems; Characteristics of reusable packaging systems; Types of reusable containers; Control methods for reusable packaging systems; Summary; 08 Industrial packaging evaluation; System boundaries for industrial packaging applications; Cost and CO2 factors for evaluation of industrial packaging systems Guidelines for developing a packaging evaluation modelProposed development steps; Summary; 09 Decision support for industrial packaging; Decision-support areas from industrial packaging evaluation; Selection principles for industrial packaging; Illustrations of industrial packaging principles; Summary; 10 Organizing packaging development; Organization of packaging logistics in companies; Four generic structures for organizing packaging development; Centralized and decentralized organization for packaging development; Function- and project-based organization for packaging development Concurrent product and packaging developmentSummary; 11 Packaging innovation capability; Packaging concept innovation processes; Packaging concept development; Quality of the packaging innovation capability; Summary; 12 Managing packaging logistics in e-commerce channels; Cost and environmental impacts of packaging in e-commerce; Delivery alternatives in e-commerce; Effects of e-commerce supply chains on the packaging system; Summary; 13 Managing packaging logistics in developing countries; Packaging features requiring special attention in developing countries; Summary; Questions; References
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