The smooth operation of a logistics system in an international environment requires careful planning on the part of the firm. All aspects have to be planned for and every possible contingency examined. Once the shipment leaves the shipper′s dock it is out of his control until it arrives at the consignee′s location. International logistics systems work best when all the possible interfaces are planned for. One of the most important areas is packaging. It is the package that will determine whether the product arrives at a customer′s location in proper condition. It is the package that will give the transportation company the information it needs to move the product to the proper customer location.
Lancioni, R.A. and Chandran, R. (1990), "The Role of Packaging in International Logistics", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 20 No. 8, pp. 41-43. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600039010000787
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