Title: Reengineering in-plant logistics: a case study of Cement Manufacturing Plant in India

Authors: Sachin S. Kamble, Arun D. Raoot, Rakesh D. Raut

Addresses: Operations Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Mumbai 400087, India. ' IT Applications in Operations Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Mumbai 400087, India. ' SCM Area, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Mumbai 400087, India

Abstract: A firm that manufactures and delivers a tangible product, logistics is both a fundamental business activity and the underlying phenomenon that drives most other business processes. It is difficult to imagine BPR without logistics. In this paper, a case study on reengineering the in-plant logistics process in a Cement Manufacturing Plant (CMP) is presented. The finding of the study shows that BPR leads to improvement in the overall in-plant logistics process. It may be noted that every company will have their own way of implementing BPR based on their unique situations however the basic framework will remain the same.

Keywords: BPR; business process re-engineering; in-plant logistics; third-party logistics; process improvement; cement industry; plant layout; India; logistics systems; logistics management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2011.042051

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2011 Vol.10 No.1, pp.19 - 39

Published online: 23 Aug 2011 *

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