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Applying a Lean Approach to Identify Waste in Motor Carrier Operations

Sternberg, Henrik LU ; Stefansson, Gunnar; Westerberg, Emma; Boije af Gennäs, Rikard; Allenström, Erik and Linger Nauska, Malin (2013) In International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management 62(1). p.47-65
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a waste framework for motor carrier operations by

adapting the classical 7 waste framework, and furthermore, to validate it by collecting empirical data

from several motor carrier operators.

Design/methodology/approach – The chosen approach includes three steps, starting with

analyzing qualitative data from a literature review and an interview study. The interviewees were

experts from carrier operations, the lean field, carrier technology providers and carrier service buyers.

The findings were validated with qualitative and quantitative studies at five motor carrier operators.

Findings – The finding of this paper is a waste... (More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a waste framework for motor carrier operations by

adapting the classical 7 waste framework, and furthermore, to validate it by collecting empirical data

from several motor carrier operators.

Design/methodology/approach – The chosen approach includes three steps, starting with

analyzing qualitative data from a literature review and an interview study. The interviewees were

experts from carrier operations, the lean field, carrier technology providers and carrier service buyers.

The findings were validated with qualitative and quantitative studies at five motor carrier operators.

Findings – The finding of this paper is a waste framework adapted to motor carrier operations that

has been based on the classical 7 waste framework. This provides a structured framework of

inefficiencies found in motor carrier operations.

Originality/value – Previous literature is scarce on both holistic approaches to describing waste in

carrier operations and in-depth studies of day-to-day transport operations. It is also a novel approach

to use a waste framework for transport operations. (Less)
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Lean, Motor carrier, Transport operations, 7 wastes, Transport efficiency, Transport management, Lean production
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International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
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47 - 65
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1758-6658
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10.1108/17410401311285291
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  abstract     = {Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a waste framework for motor carrier operations by<br/><br>
adapting the classical 7 waste framework, and furthermore, to validate it by collecting empirical data<br/><br>
from several motor carrier operators.<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach – The chosen approach includes three steps, starting with<br/><br>
analyzing qualitative data from a literature review and an interview study. The interviewees were<br/><br>
experts from carrier operations, the lean field, carrier technology providers and carrier service buyers.<br/><br>
The findings were validated with qualitative and quantitative studies at five motor carrier operators.<br/><br>
Findings – The finding of this paper is a waste framework adapted to motor carrier operations that<br/><br>
has been based on the classical 7 waste framework. This provides a structured framework of<br/><br>
inefficiencies found in motor carrier operations.<br/><br>
Originality/value – Previous literature is scarce on both holistic approaches to describing waste in<br/><br>
carrier operations and in-depth studies of day-to-day transport operations. It is also a novel approach<br/><br>
to use a waste framework for transport operations.},
  author       = {Sternberg, Henrik and Stefansson, Gunnar and Westerberg, Emma and Boije af Gennäs, Rikard and Allenström, Erik and Linger Nauska, Malin},
  issn         = {1758-6658},
  keyword      = {Lean,Motor carrier,Transport operations,7 wastes,Transport efficiency,Transport management,Lean production},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {47--65},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management},
  title        = {Applying a Lean Approach to Identify Waste in Motor Carrier Operations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17410401311285291},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2013},
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