Faculty Advisor

Gerstenfeld, Arthur

Faculty Advisor

Lew Yan Voon, Lok C.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to present a plan to increase the efficiency of Caribe GE's inter-island truck transportation system. Since the corporation had installed tracking systems into their trucks, we needed to analyze the effects the system might have on the drivers. The methodology included the analysis of driver report forms for identifying efficiency flaws. The thirteen drivers of Caribe GE were also surveyed in order to find out what they knew about the hardware system that was installed in their trucks and what their assessments of the current transportation system are. In particular, the impact of overtime reduction and the psychological effects of being tracked were studied. We have evaluated the ten Caribe GE plants according to their efficiency for preparing, loading, and unloading cargo and have prepared recommendations to improve the less efficient components of the process.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Physics

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