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MilkRun

Güncelleme tarihi: 30 Ağu 2023

The movement of goods is a significant cost item with the lowest added value in all sectors. To minimize the said time and cash costs, companies use the MilkRun system whenever possible.


In logistics operations, it is an approach that ensures the most efficient use of the relevant transport mode (Land, Air, Sea, Railroad) by sequential cargo transportation between multiple interconnected points instead of a vehicle going from point A to point B and back.

Another usage area of the system is to support the Just In Time (JIT) system with the help of equipment such as the “Tugger Train” in the production facility (intralogistics).

Proper configuration of logistics networks (internal and external) for Milkrun to function is the most challenging part of this approach.

Required configurations;

  • Adaptation of stakeholders (internal groups, suppliers, manufacturers, external logistics service providers, etc.) to the system

  • Arrangement of routes through which distribution networks will pass

  • Adjusting the loads to be transported according to the transport vehicle

  • Preparation of systems such as BarCode / QR Code / RFID for fast loading and unloading

  • Automate as much as possible

Advantages;

  • Reduction of indirect costs caused by transportation and transportation

  • Simplification of physical processes (software processes are becoming sophisticated)

  • Positive impact on carbon footprint

Disadvantages;

  • Requires sophisticated software and needs to be updated periodically

  • The need for re-planning and reorganization of processes and even stockpile setup

 






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