You are going to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of a paper- based shipping container, a wood-based shipping container and a plastic-based shipping container for use as a distribution package (a non-retail shipping package). You must consider the entire supply chain in your response. Ensure your assignment is in APA format and must include a properly formatted reference list. Your paper must be 1000-1200 words, excluding title page and reference page. Ensure your assignment is posted as a word document attachment.
Packaging Materials Comparison Institution Date Introduction The choice of packaging affects logistics in term of costs and time. Effects of packaging on cost can be categorized as direct or indirect costs. Moreover Materials cost, administration, storage, and internal handling of the package are all intertwined with cost. Space during transport is also a factor to consider when looking at the packaging. Additionally The design of a package plays a very pivotal in the entire logistic chain. During transport, using a package that maximizes volume utilization. To further highlight the important role packaging play in the whole logistic cycle, one need to look into the cost of packing, transport, storing handling and also collection and recycling. The environmental aspect also come into play. The need to have a versatile packaging system that takes all the mentioned i...