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Sustainable Supply Chain Management - Practical Ideas for Moving Towards Best Practice

Increased Transport Efficiency

Författare och institution:
Gunnar Stefansson (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport)
Publicerad i:
Springer-Verlag, s. 213-221
ISBN:
978-3-642-12022-0
Publikationstyp:
Kapitel
Publiceringsår:
2012
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
In order to lower logistics costs and increase efficiency in its transportation and warehousing operations, IKEA started an internal competition to reduce unnecessary air in their product packaging. This “Air hunting competition” focused on removing as much air as possible from packaging and thereby increasing true product volume during transportation and storage. Several IKEA products were identified for packaging development, one being the Glimma tea candle that is described in this best practice documentation. The development of the Glimma tea candle packaging resulted in a 30% increase in products volume for each load unit. Thanks to this packaging development, the efficiency of the transportation and warehouse operations is now much greater and the impact on the environment has decreased significantly.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Företagsekonomi
Nyckelord:
Logistics, transportaion, product design, warehouse operations
Chalmers styrkeområden:
Transport
Postens nummer:
167243
Posten skapad:
2012-12-06 16:56

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