Increase of the number of internal trips in a steel company: A case of study

Ricardo Adrián Cisneros Hernández, Diana Paola Morales Mata, Erick Humberto Garza-Espinosa, Jenny Díaz-Ramírez

Resultado de la investigación

Resumen

Looking forward to reduce their transportation expenses, the transport and traffic department of a steel company has implemented a system, which consists in a set of circuits developed to achieve a fast, efficient and low cost transportation, with a common origin and/or destination. These circuits have been called clusters. The clusters operate with contracts that prioritize the transport operation to contractors who cover them at a lower price per trip and with volume targets measured in terms of number of daily trips per truck. However, the contractors' expected performance in those clusters has not achieved the established targets for two of the four identified clusters. The objective of this project is to increase the daily trips per truck by 30 percentage points, in clusters one and four. DMAIC methodology was followed to accomplish this objective. For the accepted and implemented proposals, a post indicators vs. base line comparison was made, and for those unimplemented proposals, a discrete event simulation was developed by ProModel program, in order to estimate their impact.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título de la publicación alojadaProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
EditorialIEOM Society
Páginas543-554
Número de páginas12
Volumen2017
EdiciónOCT
EstadoPublished - oct. 2017
EventoIEOM Bogota Conference / 1st South American Congress 2017 - Bogota
Duración: 25 oct. 201626 oct. 2016

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Conference

ConferenceIEOM Bogota Conference / 1st South American Congress 2017
País/TerritorioColombia
CiudadBogota
Período25/10/1626/10/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Estrategia y gestión
  • Ciencia de la gestión e investigación de operaciones
  • Ingeniería de control y sistemas
  • Ingeniería industrial y de fabricación

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