Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation -A case study

Nicha Deesrisak, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Simon Peter Nadeem, Anil Kumar, Vikas Kumar, Fernando González-Aleu, Bernardo Villarreal

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Lean has benefited industries, however, the research regarding its implementation in the transportation sector is limited. Therefore, there is huge potential for the implementation of Lean in the transportation sector. With the growing population and production, traffic congestion is no surprise, placing constraints on transport operations. This research utilises two extensions of the Lean tools of Transportation Value Stream Mapping (TVSM) and Transportation Overall Vehicle Effectiveness (TOVE). This research presents a case study of company XYZ based in Thailand, to optimise their transport operations through utilisation of Lean and its extensions mentioned earlier. As a result, the TOVE index is projected to improve from 17% to 31% and TVSM from 51% -70%. The empirical study presented in this research paves the way for further research and adoption of Lean in transportation operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1554-1565
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberJuly
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event3rd Eu International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,IEOM 2019 - Pilsen, Czech Republic
Duration: 23 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by grants from Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Progetto Finaliz-zato Virus (NN. 79.0042084, 79.00424.84, and

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, IEOM Society International.

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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