An efficient supply chain is a vital customer winning factor in today’s highly competitive world. McKinsey1 highlights “sustainability requirements increasing at every step of the value chain” as one of the five major packaging industry trends.
This paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of financial, environmental, and customer satisfaction factors of transporting empty, unoptimized space. The first part of the study is based on logistics-related books, academic research papers, industry surveys, and whitepapers.
The second part aims to acquaint the reader with existing regulations and real world packaging optimization implementation cases.