Drivers and Stages in “Packaging Logistics”: An Analysis in the Food Sector

  • Jesús García-ArcaEmail author
  • José Carlos Prado-Prado
  • A. Trinidad González-Portela Garrido
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


Packaging design stands out as one of the elements that eases a sustainable and efficient supply chain management. This paper sets out to define and characterize both the drivers and the evolutionary stages for implementing “packaging logistics”, through a “case study” analysis of eight Spanish food manufacturers. Likewise, one example of packaging improvement in one of these companies is supplied for illustrating the potential of its implementation.


Packaging logistics Supply chain Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús García-Arca
    • 1
    Email author
  • José Carlos Prado-Prado
    • 1
  • A. Trinidad González-Portela Garrido
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo de Ingeniería de Organización (GIO), Escola de Enxeñería Industrial, Campus Lagoas-MarcosendeUniversidade de VigoVigoSpain

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