Title: The transportation value stream map (TVSM)

Authors: Bernardo Villarreal

Addresses: Departamento de Ingeniería, Universidad de Monterrey, I Morones Prieto 4500 Pte., San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL 66238, Mexico

Abstract: Value stream mapping had its origin in the material and information flow diagrams developed originally in Toyota. They were used to identify sources of waste in the manufacturing area and eliminate them. This has already been extended to help in the design of improvement programmes oriented to eliminate waste in logistics and service operations. In this work it is adapted to support efficiency improvement programmes in the transport operations environment. A new value stream map and an efficiency measure for transport operations are proposed. Its application to the distribution operations of a Mexican firm is provided. [Submitted 13 February 2010; Revised 15 October 2010; Accepted 04 November 2010].

Keywords: value stream maps; waste identification; transport efficiency; overall vehicle efficiency; transport waste; efficiency improvement; Mexico.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2012.045606

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2012 Vol.6 No.2, pp.216 - 233

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 25 Feb 2012 *

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