Packaging Logistics

Design Sciences | Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Sustainable supply chain management

Sustainable supply chain management integrates financially and environmentally responsible processes and practices from raw material acquisition, via product development, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, consumption, and reverse logistics, to end of life.

Our research uses various theoretical lenses to study and develop strategies, processes and practices to manage the complex supply chains in order to simultaneously reduce the total carbon footprint and obtain cost savings.

We combine a business perspective with our engineering competence to gain insights from technology to this thematic area. We particularly focus on the role of packaging, which influences and is affected by every logistics activity throughout the supply chains, to study sustainable supply chain management in practice.

The research within the area "Sustainable supply chain management" contributes to the global goals 3 – Good health and well-being, 4 – Quality education, 8 – Decent work and economic growth, 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure12 – Responsible consumption and production and 13 – Climate action. (Pages in Swedish.)

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Global goals at packaging logistics - design sciences

For the human being – with sustainable design and technology
People, environments and objects affect each other mutually – at home, at work and in society. At Design Sciences, we start from the UN's global goal of creating sustainable living conditions for humans. For us, it's about designing technologies and environments for the good of man based on sustainability goals.
Our work with the global goals at Design Sciences


Henrik Pålsson 
Associate Professor

Fredrik Nilsson

Klas Hjort
Associate Senior Lecturer

Katrin Molina-Besch
Associate Senior Lecturer