Lean road transportation – a systematic method for the improvement of road transport operations

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/601227
Title:
Lean road transportation – a systematic method for the improvement of road transport operations
Authors:
Villarreal, Bernardo; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo ( 0000-0002-5493-877X ) ; Kumar, Vikas
Abstract:
Road transportation has become an important factor in international trade and the management of supply chains. However, this form of product logistics has generally been considered inefficient. Traditionally, practical inefficiencies of road transportation have been addressed through mathematical modelling, operations research-based methods and simulation. This paper presents an alternative systematic approach to improve road transport operations based on lean thinking and the reduction of the seven transportation extended wastes. To do this, the paper reviews the extant literature in the area of lean road transportation, providing a structured research definition of the application of lean thinking in road transport operations and hence guidance on the limited research conducted in this field. The systematic lean transportation method is then presented and empirically tested through a case study in a Mexican firm. The results obtained from the case study indicate that the proposed systematic lean method is an effective alternative for the improvement of road transport operations, with the number of distribution routes and distance travelled being reduced by 27 and 32%, respectively. The proposed method can be used by organisations as a guide to help them improve their road transport operations. In addition, the paper’s aim is to contribute by stimulating scholars to further study the application of lean thinking and waste reduction in road transport operations.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Villarreal, Bernardo , Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo & Kumar Vikas, (2016) Lean road transportation – a systematic method for the improvement of road transport operations, Production Planning & Control, 27 (11), pp. 865-877. DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2016.1152405
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Production Planning & Control
Issue Date:
7-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/601227
DOI:
10.1080/09537287.2016.1152405
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09537287.2016.1152405
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0953-7287; 1366-5871
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorVillarreal, Bernardoen
dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturoen
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vikasen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-11T15:41:48Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-11T15:41:48Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-07en
dc.identifier.citationVillarreal, Bernardo , Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo & Kumar Vikas, (2016) Lean road transportation – a systematic method for the improvement of road transport operations, Production Planning & Control, 27 (11), pp. 865-877. DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2016.1152405en
dc.identifier.issn0953-7287en
dc.identifier.issn1366-5871en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09537287.2016.1152405en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/601227en
dc.description.abstractRoad transportation has become an important factor in international trade and the management of supply chains. However, this form of product logistics has generally been considered inefficient. Traditionally, practical inefficiencies of road transportation have been addressed through mathematical modelling, operations research-based methods and simulation. This paper presents an alternative systematic approach to improve road transport operations based on lean thinking and the reduction of the seven transportation extended wastes. To do this, the paper reviews the extant literature in the area of lean road transportation, providing a structured research definition of the application of lean thinking in road transport operations and hence guidance on the limited research conducted in this field. The systematic lean transportation method is then presented and empirically tested through a case study in a Mexican firm. The results obtained from the case study indicate that the proposed systematic lean method is an effective alternative for the improvement of road transport operations, with the number of distribution routes and distance travelled being reduced by 27 and 32%, respectively. The proposed method can be used by organisations as a guide to help them improve their road transport operations. In addition, the paper’s aim is to contribute by stimulating scholars to further study the application of lean thinking and waste reduction in road transport operations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09537287.2016.1152405en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Production Planning & Controlen
dc.subjectTransportation efficiencyen
dc.subjectValue stream mapen
dc.titleLean road transportation – a systematic method for the improvement of road transport operationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalProduction Planning & Controlen
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