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Optimal förpackningskombination ur ett klimat- och kostnadsperspektiv
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The large amount of carbon dioxide emissions nowadays has a negative impact on theclimate. Many companies are working to reduce their emissions, either because oftheir own interest in corporate social responsibility or because of pressure from theircustomers. Environmentally conscious consumers make thoughtful decisions whenpurchasing products, which pushes companies to pursue high climate targets. Almostevery company must therefore be able to manage and reduce its emissions to achievesustainable environmental development. Due to consumer power, competitiveadvantages and direct economic benefits to the organization can be obtained ifconsumer preferences are met. Therefore, costs as well as carbon dioxide emissionsshould be considered when analyzing a company's value chain.

The business area Färskvaror of Norrmejerier requests to investigate the packaging oftheir products as well as the enclosed wrapping of the packaging. Both from a climateand cost perspective to identify the most optimal packaging choice. A cost model thatincludes carbon dioxide emissions as well as costs has been created to distinguish thetotal cost of the life cycle of 26 different packaging combinations through Norrmejerier's value chain.

The result is based on Norrmejerier's packaging that holds 1 liter of content countingthe year of 2016. The study excludes the filling of the packaging content, thewarehouse containing ready-for-sale products and covers only Norrmejerier'sproduction plant in Umeå. The result describes which packaging combination is mostcost-effective and shows that the difference between the best alternatives is marginal,while the difference from a climate perspective is more apparent. The production ofthe primary packaging, the packaging that is in contact with the product content, andthe transportation between Norrmejerier's production facility and their customers, arethe most costly activities in the cost model, considering all packaging combinations.Due to different assumptions, the outcome is discussed from a sustainabilityperspective, a cost perspective as well as a unison perspective, as reality looks a bitdifferent from what the result reflects. Improvement proposals regarding the costmodel and recommendations for future packaging solutions are based on the resultsand discussion section.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
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Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137281OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-137281DiVA: diva2:1117381
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Norrmejerier
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering and Management
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Available from: 2017-06-30 Created: 2017-06-28 Last updated: 2017-06-30Bibliographically approved

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