A lean transportation approach for reducing distribution cost: A case study

Bernardo Villarreal, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Priscila Ocañas, Fernanda Martinez

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Abstract

This work describes the strategy of a Mexican firm to improve its transportation cost of unused truck capacity. This is based on the application of a transportation waste elimination scheme for increasing efficiency in its warehousing and routing operations on a detailed level. The Operational Equipment Effectiveness index used in TPM is adapted to be used as the main performance measure. Availability, performance and quality wastes are identified using Value Stream Mapping of the distribution operations. The implementation of the improvement initiatives is still in progress but pilot test and projected results are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
Volume2017
EditionJUL
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
EventEuropean International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2017 -
Duration: 24 Jul 201725 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Conference

ConferenceEuropean International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2017
Period24/7/1725/7/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Villarreal, B., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Ocañas, P., & Martinez, F. (2017). A lean transportation approach for reducing distribution cost: A case study. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (JUL ed., Vol. 2017, pp. 1-9). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management). IEOM Society.