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The Packaging Value Chain

  • ID: 1196299
  • Book
  • December 2009
  • 124 Pages
  • DEStech Publications, Inc
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This book shows how the concepts of the value chain and value chain can improve packaging and create efficiencies. It gives packaging designers, manufacturers, suppliers and buyers new tools for understanding how their respective contribution to packaging development can be more effectively leveraged by understanding in practical terms how each fits within an extended set of people and groups adding value to a package. Using case studies from the packaging industry, the book reveals how value chain thinking solves technical and business problems. Here packaging specialists will find specific recommendations on contracts, innovation and knowledge management that will help them reduce costs, meet environmental regulations, and develop better products.


- Value chain concepts and analysis applying to every phase of packaging

- Problem-based solutions for packaging manufacturers, suppliers, designers, retailers

- Case analyses from all areas of the packaging industry
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1. History of the Packaging Supply Chain
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Ancient Supply Chains
1.3 Supply Chains and the Industrial Revolution
1.4 The 1950s–1980s Manufacturing Focus
1.5 Supply Chains of the 1980s
1.6 Supply Chains of the 1990s
1.7 Questions on the Packaging Value Chain
1.8 Conclusion
1.9 References

2. Value Chain Models
2.1 Introduction
2.2 The Value Chain Originated with Packaging Supply Chain Concepts
2.3 Porter's Model and the Value Chain
2.4 Beyond Porter and Understanding the Concept of Value in Packaging
2.5 The Interconnected Value Chain Model
2.6 The Value Chain Circular Model
2.7 Conclusion
2.8 References

3. Enabling the Value Chain with Improved Relationships
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Strategies for Enabling Relationships within the Packaging Value Chains
3.3 Questions on Packaging Value Chain
3.4 Conclusion
3.5 References

4. Economic Effectiveness of the Packaging Value Chain
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Five Trends that Shape Packaging Value Chain Dynamics
4.3 Packaging Value Chain and Increasing Revenue, Reducing Costs and Gaining Efficiencies
4.4 Questions on Packaging Value Chain
4.5 Conclusion
4.6 References

5. Raw Material Suppliers and Converters in the Value Chain
5.1 Introduction
5.2 History of Package Supplier Competition within the Value Chain
5.3 Instilling Competitiveness: Gaining and Maintaining a Competitive Advantage vs Other Suppliers in the Value Chain
5.4 Questions on Packaging Value Chain
5.5 Conclusion
5.6 References

6. Large Global Manufacturers in the Value Chain
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Continuously Delivering Competitive Innovation
6.3 Reducing Counterfeiting and Gaining Confidence in Suppliers
6.4 The Role of the Packaging Value Chain in Thwarting Counterfeiting
6.5 Questions on Packaging Value Chain
6.6 Conclusion
6.7 References

7. Retail Opportunities with an Agile Packaging Value Chain
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Agility in Global Markets
7.3 Mature Markets
7.4 Emerging Markets with different Types for Packaging Value Chain Agility
7.5 New Global Retail Platforms
7.6 Questions on Packaging Value Chain
7.7 Conclusion
7.8 References

8. Using the Value Chain to Ensure More Sustainable Packaging
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Provide a Solid Position on Sustainability within the Value Chain
8.3 Innovate by Connecting Suppliers and End-Users using the Cradle-to-Cradle Concept
8.4 Supply the Transparent Information Needed to Make Decisions
8.5 Use Sustainability to Connect Further in the Value Chain
8.6 Build Connected Futures that Extend the Value Chain
8.7 Questions on Packaging Value Chain
8.8 Conclusion
8.9 References


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