Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. MTTN35 overlaps following cours/es: MTT215. Optional for: I4, I4lp, I5mf, M4lp. Course coordinator: Daniel Hellström,, Packaging Logistics. Recommended prerequisits: MTTF01 Logistics, MTTF20/MTTN40 Packaging technology and development. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 16. Assessment: The grade will be based on both an individual written exam and by the performance of a group project. During the course, the project will be presented in an oral presentation and in a technical report. Home page:

To give students knowledge and deep understandings in how the packaged product influences supply chain performance, i.e. packaging logistics. The aim is also to give students an understanding of packaging system components and the impact of packaging on supply chains. Furthermore, the course provide students with the skill of analysing, designing and choosing packaging system components based on the need and requirements of companies and other organisations in supply chains. The course provides students with a holistic and systems thinking on packaging in supply chains, and contributes to a synthesis of packaging and logistics knowledge. The aim is also to give students insights into the potentials of packaging in the information society.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Packaging logistics is a concept that integrates packaging and logistics in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain. Packaging logistics uses logistics knowledge about technology and economy along with the properties of packaging in different industrial applications. The course primarily consists of a project where the purpose is to improve an existing packaging system from a packaging logistics perspective. The project is supported by lectures, cases and feedback seminars, where different analyses and syntheses are introduced. Different methods for analysing packaging will also be included as well as the current state and trends in packaging logistics research and practice.

Relevance for a sustainable development
Packaging and transports are identified as important when a sustainable society is to be developed. The environmental aspects are included in all subjects covered in the course.

Johansson et al. for STFI/PackForsk, 1997. Packaging Logistics.
Corner, E. & Paine, F.A., 2002. Market Motivators – The special worlds of Packaging and Marketing.
Series of articles.