Logistics Transportation integration to import steel slabs. A case study

Teresa Verduzco-Garza, Jorge Fernando Fonseca Sánchez, José Guadalupe Olvera Hernández, Bryan Raúl Rangel Martínez

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In recent years, material imports in the steel industry has increased for several reasons, therefore efforts have focused on optimizing port logistics processes to increase their efficiency. The steel slab is a semi-finished steel product of rectangular section, obtained by continuous casting processes for its use in rolling mills to produce rolled steel rolls. On the other hand, the port of Brownsville represents for the company under study the main point for the importation of steel slabs. Due the demand growth of this material in the last years and the reduction of space in the closest yards to the unloading zone inside the port, the management of the material handling is indispensable. The case study presented on this article aims to reduce costs in their logistic processes in the importation of steel slabs starting on the material unload of the ship to the load of rail wagons that go to plant. Based on the methodology for the analysis of logistics processes a reduction of more than 30% of logistics costs was calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2017
Issue numberJUL
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventEuropean International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2017 -
Duration: 24 Jul 201725 Jul 2017

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Logistics
Steel
Iron and steel industry
Materials handling
Rolling mills
Continuous casting
Unloading
Rails
Costs
Ships
Import
Industry

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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Verduzco-Garza, Teresa ; Sánchez, Jorge Fernando Fonseca ; Hernández, José Guadalupe Olvera ; Martínez, Bryan Raúl Rangel. / Logistics Transportation integration to import steel slabs. A case study. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. 2017 ; Vol. 2017, No. JUL. pp. 393.
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In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Vol. 2017, No. JUL, 01.01.2017, p. 393.

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