The purpose of Packaging Logistics (MTTN35) is to provide knowledge and skills in analysing, evaluating, designing and selecting packaging system based on the needs and requirements of various companies and organizations in a supply chain.
The course provides knowledge from a scientific perspective on the complexity of choosing packaging systems that fulfill the logistical, environmental and commercial requirements of all stakeholders in a supply chain, from producers to consumers. In the course, the students apply research-based tools and frameworks to analyse and prioritise among these requirements in a structured way. The course is based on project-based learning in groups where students continuously apply the course content to a real world setting. Approximately half of the time in the course is spent on a project.
The course activities are divided into three blocks, where each block is linked to a part of the project in terms of supporting lectures and other activities, such as field trips and case studies. Each block ends with a feedback seminar where one part of the project is presented and discussed.
Lectures related to packaging logistics theory, concepts, models, sustainability, innovation and traceability are conducted by teachers from the division of packaging logistics. To highlight real world examples, the course has 8-10 guest lecturers by experts at leading companies in the field, such as Tetra Pak, Svenska Retursystem, Schoeller Allibert, IKEA, DHL and Ericsson.