Design for logistics is the design of products for manufacturing, packaging, shipping, warehousing, merchandising and repackaging for returns. It commonly includes goals such as scale, cost efficiency, environmental impact, security and marketing. The following are common examples.
ManufacturingProducing an entire furniture line from the same wood and standard parts in order to simplify planning, manufacturing and supply chain.
Flat PacksDesigning products to fit efficiently into a rectangular box.
ShippingDesigning products to fit in boxes that fit efficiently into standard shipping containers.
MerchandisingProducts designed to fit on shelves or look attractive in a fixed size display unit.
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