Packaging principles with consideration of component characteristics and contextual factors has a major potential to reduce supply chain costs and CO2. However, packaging principles has not been analysed in a structured and fact-based way, neither in scientific literature nor in practice. This project will result in new packaging skills and packaging principles from a system perspective. Workshops and other activities will disseminate insights of the impact of packaging on supply chain cost and CO2. It will lead to new structures for cross-functional collaboration regarding packaging, cost and CO2 efficient material supply, knowledge enhancement of industrial packaging, and knowledge about returnable vs. one-way packaging. It will refine an analysis tool, lead to a licentiate thesis, knowledge for master’s students at Lund University, research articles, and increase knowledge exchange about industrial packaging within and between five automotive companies and academia and the Sedish and European automotive industry in general.
The aim is to develop new models for visualizing and predicting delivery schedule variations in supply chains.
The project aims to reduce the lead time for sheet metal die tryout by optimizing the value stream and develop methods for numerical compensation of die and press deflections.
Demonstrate solutions for visibility in production logistics, for dynamic abilities and resource efficiency.