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Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation – A case study

Deesrisak, N; Garza-Reyes, JA; Nadeem, SP; Kumar, N; Kumar, V; González-Aleu, F; Villarreal, B

Authors

N Deesrisak

JA Garza-Reyes

SP Nadeem

N Kumar

F González-Aleu

B Villarreal



Abstract

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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Jul 23, 2019
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Deesrisak, N., Garza-Reyes, J., Nadeem, S., Kumar, N., Kumar, V., González-Aleu, F., & Villarreal, B. (2019, July). Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation – A case study. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Keywords lean, transportation, transportation value stream mapping, transportation overall vehicle effectiveness
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management-Pilsen
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