Date of Submission
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr. Adeel Khalid
“The Carrier Company” is a service that delivers motorcycle parts all over South East, US. They have over 38 routes that each have a driver designated to deliver products to their clients twice a day. The majority of the company’s time and expenses are focused on the delivery of the products to their respected clients. Recently, due to COVID-19, the Carrier Company has had a number of issues with new drivers not knowing the routes and in turn taking too long to deliver the products. The Carrier Company has asked Team Dive Fast to work on developing a program that optimizes the delivery of products on a certain route to see if shortening the delivery time will have any effect on company costs. The program that was built takes the fastest route from the Distribution Center to all of the expecting clients and computes the most optimal order to deliver the products. The program also has alternative solutions that it computes to account for traffic, construction, natural disasters, or any other types of emergencies that may delay the expected delivery times. A cost benefit analysis was done to compare the cost effectiveness of the new program versus the previous method. In total, the new program would save over $5,000 annually in company costs for this route alone. The route that was selected for this program was the shortest and most concise route that the company delivers to which would give us our lower limit for how much we should expect to save if this program is applied to all 38 other routes. Taking the total annual saving from this route and applying it to the other routes, The Carrier Company should expect to see annual savings upwards of $200,000. By looking at these potential savings, our recommendation to the Carrier Company would be to implement the new optimized program in all of their delivery routes.
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