Packaging in developing countries - article in Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2012

Packaging in developing countries: identifying supply chain needs

by Vahid Sohrabpour, Daniel Hellström and Marianne Jahre 2012

Published in Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vol. 2 Iss: 2, pp.183 – 205

The purpose of this paper is to explore packaging in developing countries by means of identifying and describing supply chain needs regarding packaging.

The paper shows that secondary packaging is a vital supply chain component in these countries and that there are extensive interactions between packaging and the supply chain. The findings constitute a list of supply chain needs regarding secondary packaging broken down into categories. Moreover, propositions for managing the supply chain needs and challenges of packaging in developing countries are presented.

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