This research is an action research made in collaboration with Carlsberg. The research is made under the Danish MADE research program (www.made.dk). The focus in this research is on reduction of GHG/CO2 emissions from primary packaging (bottles and cans) and secondary packaging (e.g. trays, boxes, wrap etc.) of Fast-moving consumer goods (GMCG) and in the context of a large scale and mass production.
The aim of the research is:
- to identify and benchmark the international beverage industry and it’s potential implementing sustainable manufacturing facilities, sustainable logistics/supply chain solutions and reducing operational expenses as well as GHG / CO2 emissions,
- to develop and test methods/frameworks through action research for analysis, design and implementation of sustainable logistics/supply chain management,
- to experiment with quantitative and qualitative models within the domain of sustainable supply chain management related to the mass production,
- to capture results and learning from the pilot project in the domain of sustainable manufacturing facilities, processes, supply chain management, and evaluate short- and long-term challenges as well as the competitive benefits for the Danish industry in specific to sustainable production and supply chain design.