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Iron Ore Producer Cuts Rail Cycle Time and Ups Shipping Volume

Published: 2021

CHALLENGE

One of the world’s largest iron ore producers faced supply chain constraints because of sub-optimal rail yard cycle times. While the company knew there was significant potential for improvement, they were unable to quantify and achieve it themselves due to poor operational discipline, a risk averse culture, lack of performance transparency and a reliance on manual processes.

SOLUTION

A diagnostic assessment by DSS identified the potential to reduce yard cycle time by 40%. To achieve this, DSS pursued two approaches.