Reference: GPCS 374
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In order to compete effectively in the UK and world export markets, Nissan needs the ability to produce vehicles at minimal costs whilst retaining the production flexibility and quality control necessary to maintain its market position. Effective supply chain management is critical to achieving these objectives.
Nissan recognised that there were significant opportunities for load consolidation as well as the potential for further reductions in inventory levels. A remote consolidation scheme, based in the Midlands was therefore piloted with Ryder Integrated Logistics during 1990/91. This scheme was not solely restricted to transport planning: every aspect of the supply chain was considered with the intention of eliminating or reducing waste packaging, storage space, unpacking time, line transfer etc. The fully integrated logistics scheme combined the management and operation of all these elements of the supply chain within one single logistical management activity.
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Cost to the Department: £12,000.00
Actual start date: 01 April 1998
Actual completion date: 01 January 1999
Good Practice Case Study 374
Author: Energy Efficiency Best Practice programme
Publication date: 01/12/1998
Source: Energy Efficiency Best Practice programme
More information: http://www.transportenergy.org.uk/downloads/GPCS374.pdf