Masters Theses


"There has been a growing interest by industry in the functions of packaging management as packaging is being recognized as a greater factor in the overall success of a company.

This is a case study on the packaging management structure of one company and how the introduction of new packaging technology is handled by that company. The case study follows the history of the packaging department of the company and examines the current structure of the department. The study goes on to analyze the department's methods for handling old and new technologies and the reasons for doing so. A closer examination follows on the influences and effects that a new technology, aseptic packaging, might be expected to have on packaging management. Finally, an application involving a small segment of the introduction of aseptic packaging is presented indicating the decisions, decision makers and influences that exist in the management of the packaging function.

The many influences brought out by the case study are factors which packaging management must be able to control in order to function effectively. By examining the packaging management structure of the company and its methods for dealing with old and particularly new technologies a door has been opened allowing for a closer examination of packaging management. The conclusions and recommendations for further studies will hopefully lead to a greater understanding of packaging management in the future"--Abstract, page ii.


Sineath, Henry

Committee Member(s)

Kluczny, Raymond Michael
Gale, Nord L.
Wolf, Robert V., 1929-1999


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


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University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 1985


vi, 53 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-52).


© 1985 Richard Kirk Maguire, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Packaging -- Technological innovations -- Management -- Case studies
Packaging -- Management -- Case studies.

Thesis Number

T 5290

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