Course syllabus

Packaging Logistics

MTTN35, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Main field: Food Product and Packaging Development.
Compulsory for: MFIPDES2
Elective for: I4, I4-lp, I5-mf, M4-lp, MD4, MLIV1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.

Code: 0110. Name: Project.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0210. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.


Required prior knowledge: MTTF01 Logistics, MTTF20/MTTN40 Packaging technology and development.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MTT215

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Henrik Pålsson,
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