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Packaging logistics performance and how to evaluate the packaging performance by applying the tool packaperforma
Sustainability and Foresight, Innventia, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4092-1288
2010 (English)In: 17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2010, 2010, p. 245-250Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Packaperforma is a tool developed in order to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and differentiation in the future design of packaging systems. The tool is based on the theory Packaging Logistics Performance. Packaperforma is a further development of Packaging Scorecard and it could be utilized by packaging designers and supply chain managers to see the functions of the packaging system in the logistics processes. This means that the gap between packaging decisions and logistics decisions can be mitigated, as it can share the downstream information with the upstream and the designers. Packaperforma is used to conduct comparative studies in multiple Supply-Demand Chains. A study as such increases the quantity of data in the Packaperforma database that could be used to indicate the performances of the packaging, the agent and the Supply Demand Chains. The paper presents a study on Packaging Logistics Performance, how to evaluate packaging performance; how to collect feedback information from different agents and efficiently solve packaging related problem. Further the paper describes a web system based tool, packaging performance indicators and packaging performance database.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. p. 245-250
Keywords [en]
Complex adaptive systems, Packaging logistics performance, Packaging performance indicator, Packaperforma, Supply demand chain
National Category
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26474Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79960880496OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-26474DiVA, id: diva2:1199374
Conference
17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2010, 12-15 October 2010, Tianjin, China
Available from: 2018-04-20 Created: 2018-04-20 Last updated: 2018-05-02Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Packaging Logistics Performance
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2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Today’s trends are the ever growing competition with increasedglobalization and sustainability. Together with ongoing technologicaldevelopments it has made it easier to demand right quality of products andservices, this has also resulted in increased demands for legislation andtraceability. This development has also an impact on packaging andpackaging logistics.This dissertation deals with packaging, logistics and performance whenpackaging interacts with users and take a standpoint by finding answers tothe research question: How can a systematic and holistic approach topackaging increase the logistics performance to create efficiency andeffectiveness?The purpose of this work is to increase knowledge regarding the packagingand its interacting role with agents in the Supply-Demand Chain in orderto improve Packaging Logistics Performance. Further the thesis aims toincrease knowledge in the area of Packaging Logistics Performance.Performance in packaging logistics is about doing the right thing andthings right as well as position products and services relative to itscompetitor. 

A model has been created to increase knowledge of packaging logisticsperformance, which covers interaction between packaging system with itsusers. This also model includes the tool. 'Packaging Scorecard' thatmeasures the packaging logistics performance and shows the packagingrelateddeficiencies that exist in various levels of the value chain.Furthermore, the tool developed to enable efficient product development.The developed model will provide support for the development ofpackaging strategies to change the existing systems or develop newsystems. The strategies also take into account the agents involved in thesupply-demand chain by demonstrating the requirements on the packagingand how small changes in the packaging system contributes to a significantimprovement in the value chain. Theoretical tool enables a betterintegration between in picking up the desired packaging informationinteracting with the agents and the right knowledge on packaging can behandled more efficiently.New functions and roles for companies operating in the various logisticprocesses were identified for example the research has identified a newtype of service the Network Integrator that manages integrate the supplychain with the demand chain. This function was also identified in thepackaging area and this agent named the Packaging Integrator. 

To increase understanding of the Supply-Demand Chain the toolCATWOE (Customer, Agents, Transformation processes, World view,Owners and Environment) was applied. This tool futher developed for toadapt with packaging logistics performance and complexity theory. Thegeneral methodology was action based research and case studies.The developed model illustrates packaging systems and how they performin order to create conditions for better and more efficient packaginglogistics performance. The thesis explores and presents ways to improvethe opportunities that co-operate for better packaging, and integration ofvalue chains.Research in theoretical contribution is to demonstrate knowledge ofpackaging systems, understanding the interactive roles and existingrequirements in the Supply-Demand-Chain. Practical contributions werethe valuable empirical knowledge and increased understanding ofpackaging requirements and its interactions with agent to create conditionsfor effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lund University, 2011. p. 100
Keywords
Packaging Logistics Performance, Agent Based Modeling, Demand Chain Management, Teleology, Holistic Packaging Development
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26527 (URN)978-91-7473-002-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2011-04-13, STFI-Salen, Drottning Kristinas väg, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-05 Created: 2018-05-02 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved

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