On the logistics effects of integrated product and package design

Caroline Bramklev, Claus Thorp Hansen

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Abstract

If engineering designers consciously design product and package in an integrated manner, there is a great potential for industrial global enterprises to develop and product mechanical products, such as exhaust extraction systems, car washer machines and fuel handling systems while simultaneously obtaining error-free deliveries, saving costs and avoiding quality problems. Thus, the authors of this paper see a challenge in developing the theory and methodology for Integrated Product and Package Design. In this paper we take a first step in this direction. Firstly, we have carried out a broad review of literature, which shows that there is a need for research into Integrated Product and Package Design. Secondly, we have analysed three cases from industrial practice, which show that a conscious and integrated design of product and package has positive logistics effects, whereas neglecting this issue might result in higher costs and quality problems. On the basis of these cases we have made an initial cross-case analysis, which indicates that it is possible to develop the terminology and methodology for Integrated Product and Package Design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign for Society : Knowledge, Innovation and Sustainability
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherEcole Central Paris & The Design Society
Publication date2007
Pages1-12
ISBN (Print)1-904670-02-4, 1-904670-02-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event16th International Conference on Engineering Design - Paris, France
Duration: 28 Aug 200731 Aug 2007
Conference number: 16

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Engineering Design
Number16
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period28/08/200731/08/2007
SeriesProceedings of International Conference on Engineering Design
Number16

Keywords

  • Case
  • Package
  • Design process
  • Packaging

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