You's Lot - Traffic Congestion Reduction

Reasons we selected the project

  • Vehicles turning up unannounced
  • No booking in system
  • Congestion
  • Internal vehicles delayed to next process
  • Money saving
  • Safety. No vehicle flow

Our objectives

  • Gather data on vehicle times
  • Identify peak delivery times and quiet times
  • Gather opinions of delivery drivers
  • Test out traffic flow
  • Design a booking system to stabilise and encourage a smooth flow of delivery traffic

How we achieved our objectives

  • Created a map for the traffic flow
  • Developed a booking system
  • Trialled the traffic flow
  • Liaised with the delivery and internal drivers
  • Logged all the unloading times
  • Took photographs during the course of the day

Skills we learnt

  • Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Visual Management
  • 5S
  • 8 Wastes
  • Problem solving
  • Team discussions
  • Troubleshooting

Pre-Project Data

  • Potentially 3 hours per day @ £25ph = £75
  • 49 weeks x 4 days = 196 days
  • 196 x £75 = £14,700
  • 5S score of 36
  • Internal vehicles driving through unloading area causing potential H&S issue

Post-Project Data

  • Improved efficiency of parts delivery
  • Minimum Potential Cost saving £14,700
  • Improved organisation of goods in
  • 5S score of 55
  • Safer traffic flow of vehicles In and out site
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