Multimodal transport integration strategy 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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Abstract

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 the manufacturing facility. Based on the methodology for the analysis of logistics processes a reduction of more than 30% of logistics costs was calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages1275-1276
Number of pages2
Volume2018
EditionJUL
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Event2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 26 Jul 201827 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Conference

Conference2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2018
Period26/7/1827/7/18

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, T., Sánchez, J. F. F., Hernández, J. G. O., & Martínez, B. R. R. (2018). Multimodal transport integration strategy to import steel slabs. A case study. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (JUL ed., Vol. 2018, pp. 1275-1276). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management). IEOM Society.