Cholewa-Wójcik, A., Kawecka, A. – Packaging quality assurance in supply chain

Cholewa-Wójcik, A., Kawecka, A. – Packaging quality assurance in supply chain

Agnieszka Cholewa-Wójcik, PhD
Cracow University of Economics
Rakowicka Street 27, 31-510 Kraków, Poland
Phone: +48 122 935 167
E-mail: cholewaa@uek.krakow.pl

Agnieszka Kawecka, PhD
Cracow University of Economics
Rakowicka Street 27, 31-510 Kraków, Poland
Phone: +48 122 935 168
E-mail: kaweckaa@uek.krakow.pl

Scientific paper

Abstract

Packaging is a very important element in products quality maintenance that is why quality of packaging has great influence and its quality assurance is necessary. Physical flow in supply chain may deteriorate some of packaging features, so their monitoring and proper conditions of storage, transport and suitable protection are important. The main goal of the paper was to present model of packaging supply chain with elements that are most influencing packaging quality. In the model are considered not only enterprises creating packaging supply chain but also units from its surroundings that have indirect impact. There were analyzed actions that are essential for quality assurance while physical flow of packaging in their supply chains. In the paper are shown the results of the questionnaire research concerning implementation in enterprises of chosen actions, such as: documentation requirement, good hygienic state performance and proper production process conducting. Analyzes were taking under consideration implementation of quality assurance and management systems in units that constitutes packaging supply chain. The research showed that companies are conducting only selected actions, not all required in respect of obligatory and facultative quality management systems, guaranteeing proper packaging quality. Continuous monitoring of quality and safety of product launched on the market is important for consumers protection policy fulfillment.

Key words: packaging, packaging supply chain, packaging quality assurance

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