AMAZON SORT CENTER INBOUND TRUCK UTILIZATION
This project aimed to identify upstream systems and downstream Fulfillment Center opportunities to increase Sort Center Inbound (SCIB) trailer utilization by 5% across the network.
The Tauber team recommended the following Phase One actions over the next six months to deliver 2.6% transportation spend savings through 2020: 1) eliminate ad hoc trucks on non-critical departure times; 2) reduce excess capacity on short haul lanes; and 3) introduce and enforce standard work at the outbound docks through process map visuals (PMVs) and remote technological audits. For visibility of utilization metrics across the network, the team recommended using the control Dashboard built by the team. Deliverables and insight from this project will inform a more comprehensive Phase Two rollout by other teams: a systems integration and systematic automation of FC operational processes over the next 12 months.
Read the 2017 Amazon - Truck Utilization Team Project Executive Summary in the 2017 SPOTLIGHT! book.
Nishreen Ali – Master of Business Administration
Yusuf Ghani – EGL (BSE & MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
Arjun Kottana – Master of Supply Chain Management
Maria Lee – Senior Program Manager, Transportation Sustainability
Mark Daskin – College of Engineering
Brian Talbot – Ross School of Business
About Tauber Team Projects:
The 2017 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $575 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $18.5 million per project over 3 years.