Improving distribution efficiency to increase agility: An application to a Mexican company

Bernardo Villarreal, Ilse Valeria Benavides-Peña, Valeria Garza-Amaya, Cecilia Garza-Madero

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Abstract

The Lean Manufacturing approach for waste elimination can be applied in all sorts of operations. In this project is applied for the improvement of a supply chain and to achieve high levels of chain efficiency. The identification of warehousing and transportation waste at the chain level is aggregate being difficult its identification within both processes. This work provides an application of the concept of distribution operational efficiency to a Mexican package delivery company that has the need to improve its on-time delivery service. The Operational Effectiveness Index used in TPM is adapted and used as the main performance measure for warehousing and transport operations. Availability, performance and quality wastes are identified using Value Stream Mapping. Results of the application are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages873-884
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management -
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Period1/1/17 → …

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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., Benavides-Peña, I. V., Garza-Amaya, V., & Garza-Madero, C. (2017). Improving distribution efficiency to increase agility: An application to a Mexican company. 873-884. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, .