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Optimising lorry capacity utilisation

We faced a new challenge with the project to optimise lorry capacity utilisation at a new employer outside of the automotive sector. With the aim of reducing costs, our client’s own available resources (lorries) were to be utilised in more optimal fashion in terms of capacity, the externally issued mandates were to be reduced and the daily supply of all the branches was to be implemented with the client’s own lorries.

  1. Kick-off meeting
  2. Data preparation and evaluation
  3. Presentation of the results of the data analysis (ACTUAL)
  4. Data processing and definition of optimisation approaches (TARGET)
  5. Results presentation
  6. Project end

In the first step, a kick-off meeting was held in which both the framework conditions were defined and the premises for optimisation were set out and the required data for evaluation were communicated. We then acquired an overview of the individual shipping data (date, lorry registration number, recipient postcode, etc.) and evaluated these using various Excel formulae and calculation approaches according to the premises. With a view to the capacity utilisation of the loading weight of the lorries, we came to the result that it would be possible to reduce the forwarding mandates by 88% if the vehicles were fully utilised in terms of weight. In order to investigate another perspective additionally, we carried out the evaluation on the basis of parking space capacity utilisation. Here, it emerged that the client’s own resources were utilised only at a rate of 62%. Estimating the time expenditure including loading and unloading at the individual recipient locations, we then defined 3 new routes for the lorries in order to ensure daily supply of the branches. Through the targeted use of the client’s own resources, these can be utilised in an optimised manner in terms of capacity and the expenses for forwarding mandates can be reduced significantly.

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