Online from: 1996
Subject Area: Operations and Logistics Management
|Title:||Packaging design model from a supply chain approach|
|Author(s):||Jesús García-Arca, (Organization Engineering Group (GIO), University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain), José Carlos Prado Prado, (Organization Engineering Group (GIO), University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain)|
|Citation:||Jesús García-Arca, José Carlos Prado Prado, (2008) "Packaging design model from a supply chain approach", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 13 Iss: 5, pp.375 - 380|
|Keywords:||Distribution management, Packaging, Supply chain management|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/13598540810894960 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper aims to present an integrated management model for packaging design.
Design/methodology/approach – This model is the result of research of the concepts of packaging, logistics and “packaging logistics”. With this approach in mind, the design and development of packaging are structured on four basic corner-stones, i.e. the definition and understanding of design requirements (logistics, marketing and environmental aspects), the definition of an appropriate organizational structure, the application of “best practices”, and, finally, establishing a control system.
Findings – It was found that the management model developed provides companies with a useful quantitative tool to find the “trade-off” between the logistics costs reduction and the differentiation capacity linked to packaging.
Originality/value – The model proposed is designed to fill a gap in the measurement systems for making an evaluation of the detailed impact on the overall operation of the supply chain in certain packaging design decisions.
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