The International Technology Management Review

Volume 9, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 11 - 26

Green Manufacturing Strategy of E-Commerce Express Packaging in China

Authors
Ching-Kuei Kao1, *, Ming Sun2, Zhi-Bin Tang1, Ying-Ping Luo3, Feng Zeng4
1Department of Logistics Management, Fujian University of Technology, No. 3, Xueyuan Road, University Town, Minhou, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province 350118, China
2Department of Logistics Management, Beijing University of Technology, Zhuhai, No. 6, Jinfeng Road, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province 519088, China
3Department of Transportation, Fujian University of Technology, No. 3, Xueyuan Road, University Town, Minhou, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province 350118, China
4Department of Traffic Engineering, Fujian University of Technology, No. 3, Xueyuan Road, University Town, Minhou, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province 350118, China
*Corresponding author. Email: ckkao@fjut.edu.cn
Corresponding Author
Ching-Kuei Kao
Received 3 February 2020, Accepted 28 February 2020, Available Online 13 March 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200304.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Green manufacturing, green express packaging, TRIZ
Abstract

With the development of electronic business, the increase in express packages has caused innumerable express packaging wastes that lead to many problems, such as resource waste and environmental pollution. To achieve sustainable development, China should urgently develop green manufacturing of green express packaging. A questionnaire is designed to investigate consumers, e-commerce sellers, and express delivery practitioners from three research dimensions, namely, overpackaging, green packaging materials, and express packaging recycling. The six key factors uncovered with gray relational analysis are the lax supervision of express packaging; the shortage of green packaging materials and professional Research and Development (R&D) personnel; the recycling of express packaging; the lack of industry standards, laws, and regulations; materials for express packaging; and diversified difficulties of recovery. Then, green manufacturing countermeasures for developing green express packaging are proposed using Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch (TRIZ). Strengthening the supervision of packaging and formulating plans for green talent training are necessary in the short term. In the medium term, focus should be on the monitoring of programs and R&D support for enterprises. For the long-term strategy, concerned establishments and/or authorities must retain professionals, raise public awareness of environmental protection, and establish a standardized recycling system. TRIZ improvement strategy can be introduced into the green manufacturing of green express packaging to increase the possibility of successful and sustainable development of the use of green express packaging.

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Journal
The International Technology Management Review
Volume-Issue
9 - 1
Pages
11 - 26
Publication Date
2020/03
ISSN (Online)
1835-5269
ISSN (Print)
2213-7149
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200304.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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