Optimisation of returnable packaging flows planning

04 September 2017

With very few ways to differentiate itself, the commodity-like nature of the container and packaging industry requires exceptional operational efficiency to achieve above-average returns.
For her dissertation at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal, Maria Manuel Pires Afonso dos Santos focused on improving the overall efficiency of the Returnable Packaging Management. To accomplish this, the corresponding process was analysed, inefficiencies were highlighted and opportunities for improvement identified. A distinct focal point was to streamline the planning activity of the return flows of wooden pallets, reducing routine packaging purchase and, therefore, minimizing packaging related costs.
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