Automotive Assembly Plant

Customer Profile

  • JIT line delivery of parts from on-site yards to docks for car production
  • Customer converted from in-sourcing to outsourcing of switching services in April 2006.
  • 3 shifts with 18 total drivers
  • Average move time of in-house switchers was 12 minutes per move.


  • Set expectations of high productivity upfront with drivers
  • Daily analysis of productivity
  • Maintained target productivity for 8 months to ensure customer confidence before making change in Jan. 2007.
Minutes Per Move

Value Delivered to the Customer

Arrow Down Average Move Time: 12 Minutes to 9.5 Minutes
Arrow Down Driver Count: 18 Drivers to 15 Drivers
Arrow Up Savings to Customer: $257, 472