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Application of Six Sigma Model on Efficient Use of Vehicle Fleet

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University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies, 21000 Split, Croatia
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Hydro Power Plants on the river Trebisnjica; 89104 Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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Traffic Engineering-Transportation and Labour Organization, University of Defence; Military Academy-Chair of Logistics, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Symmetry 2020, 12(5), 857; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12050857
Received: 24 March 2020 / Revised: 30 April 2020 / Accepted: 7 May 2020 / Published: 22 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Uncertain Multi-Criteria Optimization Problems)

Abstract

Each business faces large competition in the market, and it is necessary to adopt the most effective methodology as possible in order to obtain the best solution. Six Sigma (6σ) is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. The tools of Six Sigma apply within a simple improvement model known as Define–Measure–Analyze–Improve–Control (DMAIC). This paper shows that implementing Six Sigma can be more effective in managing the vehicle fleet. The combination of mathematical, i.e., statistical basis and practice makes Six Sigma so successful. The Six Sigma project, implemented to reduce costs and increase the availability of a vehicle fleet in a selected company, can be widely applied in other similar enterprises.
Keywords: Six Sigma (6σ); DMAIC; vehicle fleet; optimization Six Sigma (6σ); DMAIC; vehicle fleet; optimization

1. Introduction

Today, in a time of technological progress, and in dynamic market, it is important to be adaptive to change, and to use new models in order to remain competitive in the market. To respond to these needs, various industrial engineering and quality management strategies such as series of standards ISO 9000, Total Quality Management, Kaizen, just-in-time manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Process Reengineering, Lean Management, etc., have been developed [1]. A new paradigm in this area of strategies is Six Sigma (6σ). The Six Sigma strategy is not just a quality management system. Its philosophy and vision has increased the profits of many organizations. The greatest news issued by Six Sigma concept is the quantification of indicators related to quality. The main benefit of a Six Sigma program is the elimination of subjectivity in decision making by creating a system where everyone in the organization collects, analyzes, and displays data in a consistent way [2]. This paper deals with application of Six Sigma Define–Measure–Analyze–Improve–Control (DMAIC) methodology on the optimization of the vehicle fleet of an enterprise. Any fleet within transport can optimize the use and enforcement of the model, whether in the case of cars, as in this paper, or in the case of various vessels in maritime transport.

2. The Concept of Six Sigma

2.1. Background of the Research

Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. This statistical method is used in many companies whether they are manufacturing or giving services. Six Sigma methodology involves finding and eliminating the causes of errors or deficiencies. The focus is on the outputs that are of major importance to consumers. Six Sigma was developed in the early and mid 1980s by the Motorola Company. The company’s aim was to achieve business excellence. Thanks to the strategy, Motorola gained the leading position in the area of quality and was awarded the Malcolm National Quality Award [3]. In 1986, the engineers of Motorola, Bill Smith and Mikel J Harry, concluded that the previous method was not enough for measuring defects. After implementing the new methodology, better results were evident. Many companies like Toyota, Ford, BMW, Hilti, Shell, General Electric, Honey International, Caterpillar, Raytheon and Merrill Lynch also applied it successfully [3].
Sigma “σ” is a symbol for standard deviation that describes the degree of variation in a given set, i.e., the degree of product quality, services or processes [4]. The aim of Six Sigma is to reduce waste to the lowest possible level, as well as cost and time of production to increase business productivity. The basic measurement unit of Six Sigma is Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO). Six Sigma is an indicator of the frequency of error/deviation occurrence. According to this model 3.4 errors per million are acceptable, which means a process shift of 1.5 σ [5,6]. Therefore, the goal of all companies is to accomplish that each process has an index value of Cp ≥ 2 [7]. In Figure 1, this condition corresponds to the main curve. The range between the Upper Specification Limit (USL) and the Lower Specification Limit (LSL) is named the specification range. The Six Sigma methodology is part of Statistical Process Control (SPC). A variational reduction in processes leads to higher profits and increases the quality of products and services [5].
Six Sigma is a system for quality management, metrics and methodology, wherein quality indicators could be quantified [9]. Six Sigma methodology is basically focused on [7]:
  • improving user satisfaction (customers);
  • decreasing the product-making time (cycle time reduction);
  • reducing the number of defects (errors) in products and services.
Improvements in these areas provide high levels of quality, large savings and high profits to companies, gaining new markets for the company and raising the company’s image. The application of Six Sigma reduces the cost of waste (from 20%-30% to less than 0.1%), the cycle-time, the cost and need for control, and increases the quality of products and customer satisfaction [10,11,12,13].
In recent years, there has been a renewed trend in the rise of Six Sigma methodology. It is associated with Lean Methodology and is called Lean Six Sigma. This package represents a set of tools within the structures set up under the name of Business excellence management. Its main purpose is achieving the highest possible financial and other benefits. The increased use of Six Sigma has contributed significantly to industrial expansion areas. The concept finds its application in high technology, the transport industry, machinery production and general purpose equipment.

2.2. Six Sigma Model

The Six Sigma strategy is not based solely on statistics and high technology, but also on proven methods and measurements that focus on improving processes and cost savings. It is currently one of the most popular quality management systems in the world [14].
DMAIC and Define–Measure–Analyze–Design–Verify (DMADV) are two models that use Six Sigma methodology. The tools of Six Sigma are often applied within a simple performance improvement model known as Define–Measure–Analyze–Improve–Control (DMAIC). DMAIC is used when the aim is to improve an existing product, process or service. Another approach, used for developing a new product, process or service is Define–Measure–Analyze–Design–Verify (DMADV) [15].
The major differences between DMAIC and DMADV are in the goals and outcomes of the completed project. The DMADV project has a more tangible outcome, but in reality, both methods give better quality, efficiency, more production and profits, and higher customer satisfaction [16]. The DMAIC model is used in this paper.
DMAIC has a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model for the base, and is concerned with the life cycle of the project (exclusive orientation on projects). PDCA, as a tool, is used specifically in the management phase. DMAIC is an integral part of Six Sigma, but in general can be implemented as a standalone quality improvement procedure or as a part of other process improvement activities. In Figure 2, the letters in the acronym DMAIC represent five phases of the process.
The Define Phase is the first phase of the Lean Six Sigma improvement process. This phase finishes with signing a complete project assignment (Project Charter). Measurement is critical throughout the life of the project. There are two focuses: determining the starting point of the process and trying to understand the root cause of the process [18]. In the Analyze stage, the project team use data analysis tools and process analysis techniques to identify and verify the main causes of the problem [19]. The Improve phase consists of developing and selecting the optimal solutions for the best results and most robust performance [20]. The Control phase controls the solution implementation, and monitors the process and its operation.
DMAIC contains a number of various tools used by certain phases (Table 1). The method offers rough guidelines how to use tools at certain phases. Process owners and the team may use the tools they find to be the most responsive.

3. Solution Approaches for Vehicle Fleet by DMAIC Method

This part of paper presents the process of applying the DMAIC model to the fleet in one selected profitable (successful) firm.

3.1. Problem Presentation

The selected company is one of the largest organizations, but its primary activity is not transport. It has a transport service, which includes a large number of passenger cars, buses, and other vehicles. It deals with heavy maintenance costs, low availability and a long process of purchasing spare parts. Two key processes are identified within DMAIC application: vehicle approval and vehicle fleet maintenance. The research data is from 2018. The research began in August 2019 and ended in February 2020.

3.2. Methodology

The suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, and customers (SIPOC) method was used to determine the process steps, customers (suppliers), as well as the inputs/outputs of the project [21]. By using another quality tool, Voice of the Customer (VOC), a transfer from the required to quantifiable specifications was made [22]. When analyzing interested parties, the following stakeholders are identified: management, internal and external users, and transport servicers.
The project goal is to reduce total costs by 20%.
A Swim lane map was a process map that separates process into lanes. The Swim lane workflow map also shows what performs each part of the process and the resources used in the performance [23]. The following areas are of utmost importance:
  • non-defined vehicle class;
  • reports (local order—a travel warrant for the narrow geographical area within facilities Q) on the use of the vehicle;
  • procedures for updating the vehicle fleet;
  • procedures for maintenance and use of official vehicles should include: travel plan (approval), the number of passengers per vehicle (optimal), report and maintenance plan, fault books;
  • technical booklets.
The improvement process was measured by the total costs (Y). The total costs consist of the following: regular maintenance, replacement parts, vehicle registration and third-party services.
During the sampling, the following vehicle data was collected for all vehicles: type of vehicle, model of vehicle, registration number, year of production, total costs, kilometers travelled, fuel consumption in liters, consumption per 100 kilometers, fuel costs and maintenance costs.

3.3. Results and Discussion

Statistical data analysis was performed by using Minitab 17 (Minitab Inc., State College, PA, USA). A normality test for response variable (Y) was carried out. Figure 3 shows that the data for maintenance costs do not follow a normal distribution (Anderson–Darling test, p < 0.005).
Moving average and moving range control charts in Figure 4 show that the process is unstable/out of control. There are also ten points in the line (more than seven) emerging from the same side of the line, which are the mean values. It shows that there are variations in a specific cause, which should be removed [24]. Specific causes should not be ignored, but it is necessary to:
  • detect variations in specific causes quickly;
  • stop activities until the process is rectified (reactively);
  • identify and permanently eliminate specific causes (preventively);
  • adjust the process if specific causes cannot be eliminated.
The Cause and Effect Matrix (Table 2) helped to prioritize the most important process inputs, i.e., Causes (X), which affect most (the highest rated) key process outputs (Y). Based on this Cause and Effect Matrix, Pareto analysis was performed (Figure 5).
The most important (critical) causes (X) were identified. They lead to 80% of the cost problems of the vehicle fleet, namely:
  • the nonexistence of a technical book;
  • too many external requirements;
  • oversized exploitation;
  • the type of the vehicle;
  • kilometers travelled;
  • inadequate procedures for maintenance;
  • the age of the vehicle (year of production);
  • the irresponsibility of the driver;
  • the model of the vehicle.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) applies in order to reduce the circle of potential causes. FMEA is a systematic method of identifying and preventing system, product and process problems before they occur [25]. The aim of FMEA analysis is to:
  • detect errors and prevent them before they occur;
  • reduce costs by identifying potential improvements early in the development cycle;
  • evaluate the process/product from a new perspective.
The concept of FMEA analysis implies determining the ways in which errors can occur in the process or in the product. Therefore, it is necessary to plan how to avoid them.
Risk priority number (RPN) is an indicator of certain problems within FMEA analysis, consisting of the severity of the problem, the likelihood of occurrence and the probability of problem detection [26]:
RPN = Severity × Occurrence × Detection.
The higher the RPN is, the more likely it is concerned with a single error.
The FMEA contains a plan of activities/corrective measures that will prevent the occurrence of an error, i.e., reduce the RPN.
Following the proposed measures of FMEA analysis, (Table 3 and Table 4) risk reduction is expected. The recommended measures affected the risk reduction.
After identifying all inputs X that affect output Y (maintenance costs), collecting data and narrowing the circle of potential causes, the validation of critical causes is done. Validation takes the form of a tool that confirms critical causes. Figure 6 shows that the vehicle models 11, 12, 3 and 6 cause major maintenance costs.
An analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the effect or impact of X, which is an attribute data (vehicle model), on Y, which is a variable data (maintenance cost). Despite the non-normality of maintenance costs (Figure 3), the sample size is large (>30) and the ANOVA is “acceptable” [24]. Statistical software MINITAB has techniques for process capability measuring even in the case of non-normal distribution. How much a particular X affects Y is seen on R-sq (adj). Figure 7 shows that the P-value is 0.000. It is clear that the vehicle model affects maintenance costs of 75.17%.
A regression analysis was performed to test whether the maintenance costs are affected by the kilometers travelled and the year of production (age of the vehicle). Figure 8 shows that kilometers travelled affect maintenance costs (Regression ANOVA, p < 0.001). It was also expected that the age of the vehicle would affect the maintenance costs (Regression ANOVA, p = 0.788) (Figure 9). However, these results are unexpected and introducing/applying all identified procedures is needed.
In Figure 10, the Pareto chart shows the total number of kilometers per vehicle model. It can be concluded that six vehicle models make up almost 80% of all kilometers travelled. In this regard, the vehicle fleet should be balanced in order to reduce maintenance costs, the number of training drivers and technicians and to increase the availability of spare parts.
Table 5 and Table 6 explain the Improvement Plan for all samples identified (X). The improvement phase starts with brainstorming process that will accomplish further activity plans.
Table 7 and Table 8 show the Control Plan. Phase Control provides the transition from the state of the project into a stable condition. The Control plan is mandatory to ensure:
  • documents are updated;
  • the training required due to the changes in the processes is carried out;
  • an audit plan is created for control activities.

4. Conclusions

The Six Sigma methodology is based primarily on quantifiable data that aims to eliminate losses and improve the quality of products. The main purpose of the Six Sigma methodology is to implement strategies based on measurements that focus on improving processes and reducing variation. Six Sigma uses the process improvement methodology DMAIC, which has five phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control.
The optimization of the vehicle fleet in a profitable (successful) company in this paper precisely shows the application of the DMAIC model and the maintenance costs for 2018 were measured. The project started in 2019 and the available data for 2018 were taken into consideration. The Six Sigma (6σ) model was expected to reduce costs by 20%. The goal of a 20% reduction in costs was not attained, but the activities shown in the Improvement and Control Plans will reduce these costs by more than 20%.
By implementing the FMEA analysis, the following statistics were obtained. The vehicle model affects the maintenance costs by 75.17%, but the age of the vehicle was found not to affect maintenance costs.
Direct improvement measures were implemented due to the lack of technical booklets, procedures on vehicle maintenance and non-timely completion of the travel order. The expectations regarding the project relate to the implementation of recommended measures. This will lead to a reduction in the maintenance costs in general.
The advantages of the more efficient use of the vehicle fleet should be reducing maintenance and fuel costs, increasing the reliability and availability of the vehicle, defining responsibilities, etc. Accurate information about the history of repairs, shorter vehicle repair time and better control of exploitation costs may also be taken into consideration. The work on this project showed the remarkable importance of the existence of historical data. In addition, this project can also be applied in other similar enterprises. Moreover, the methods of fuzzy linear and dynamic programming combined with heuristic and metaheuristic methods find their place of application [27,28,29,30].

Author Contributions

T.S., T.G., J.Ž.M. and V.L. carried out research and methodology in the manuscript. T.S. and T.G. wrote original draft, interpreted the results, created tables and figures. T.S., T.G. and J.Ž.M. reviewed, edited and corrected the paper. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.

Funding

This article is funded by University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies, R. Boškovića 37, 21000 Split, Croatia.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Figure 1. Six Sigma curve [8].
Figure 1. Six Sigma curve [8].
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Figure 2. Six Sigma Define–Measure–Analyze–Improve–Control (DMAIC) roadmap [17].
Figure 2. Six Sigma Define–Measure–Analyze–Improve–Control (DMAIC) roadmap [17].
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Figure 3. Normality test for maintenance costs.
Figure 3. Normality test for maintenance costs.
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Figure 4. Stability of the maintenance costs process.
Figure 4. Stability of the maintenance costs process.
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Figure 5. Pareto chart.
Figure 5. Pareto chart.
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Figure 6. Boxplot of maintenance costs.
Figure 6. Boxplot of maintenance costs.
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Figure 7. Interval plot of maintenance costs vs. model.
Figure 7. Interval plot of maintenance costs vs. model.
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Figure 8. Regression analysis: maintenance costs vs. travelled in km.
Figure 8. Regression analysis: maintenance costs vs. travelled in km.
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Figure 9. Regression analysis: maintenance costs vs. year of production.
Figure 9. Regression analysis: maintenance costs vs. year of production.
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Figure 10. Pareto chart of model.
Figure 10. Pareto chart of model.
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Table 1. Six Sigma tools commonly used in each phase of a project [15].
Table 1. Six Sigma tools commonly used in each phase of a project [15].
Project PhaseCandidate Six Sigma Tools
DefineProject charter; VOC tools (surveys, focus groups, letters, comment cards); Process map; QFD; SIPOC; Benchmarking; Project planning and management tools; Pareto analysis
MeasureMeasurement system analysis; Process behavior charts (SPC); Exploratory data analysis; Descriptive statistics; Data mining; Run charts; Pareto analysis
AnalysisCause-and-effect diagrams; Tree diagrams; Brainstorming; Process behavior charts (SPC); Process maps; Design of experiments; Enumerative statistics (hypothesis tests); Inferential statistics (Xs and Ys); Simulations
ImproveForce field diagrams; FMEA; 7M tools; Project planning and management tools; Prototype and pilot studies; Simulations
ControlSPC; FMEA; ISO 900x; Change budgets, bid models, cost estimating models; Reporting system
Table 2. Cause and Effect Matrix. Rating of importance to customer (1 = not important, 10 = very important). Key process outputs (Y): maintenance costs.
Table 2. Cause and Effect Matrix. Rating of importance to customer (1 = not important, 10 = very important). Key process outputs (Y): maintenance costs.
Process Input (X) Total
nonexistence of a technical book990
too many external requirements990
oversized exploitation990
type of vehicle990
distance travelled in km990
inadequate procedures for maintenance990
vehicle age990
irresponsibility of driver toward vehicle990
model vehicle990
failing to write in the book of registered defects330
lack of procedure for upgrading vehicle park330
undefined vehicle class330
lack of loco reports110
failing to follow legally binding procedure110
Table 3. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
Table 3. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
Process InputsPotential Failure ModePotential Effect(s) of FailureSeverityPotential Cause(s)/Mechanisms of FailureOccurrenceCurrent Process Controls Detection
Data on maintenance costs Unreliable informationDifficulties in spare parts planning10Lack of technical booklet 10There is none
Fuel consumptionIncorrect information on consumptionIncreased fuel costs10Non-existence of device for control of reported consumption (e.g., sonde)9Travel order
Operating time of machine Lack of adequate informationIncreased costs of fuel, lubricants and parts10Machines lack mechanical counter (mileage) or it is incorrigible 9Travel order
VehicleInadequate number of people per vehicleIncreased costs9Lack of rulebook for usage of official company cars9Dispatcher
VehicleInadequate number of people per vehicleDecreased vehicle availability7Lack of rulebook for usage of official company cars5Dispatcher
VehicleBad vehicle condition (due to multi years of exploitation)Increased maintenance costs9Lack of rulebook for renovation of vehicle fleet 8There is none
DriverDriver irresponsibility relating to vehicleIncreased maintenance costs5Lack of control at writing in travel order4Technical rectitude officer
Table 4. Recommended actions and responsibilities.
Table 4. Recommended actions and responsibilities.
DetectionR
P
N
Recommended Action (s)Responsible PersonResponsibilityTarget Completion DateS
E
V
O
C
C
D
E
T
R
P
N
101000Create technical booklet for each vehicleOffice worker in transport serviceDesign and make a form of technical bookletImplemented102120
9810Install sondes for big consumersManagement, transport service chief, specialized firm for sondes installationUpon proposal by transport service chief, management makes decision, expert from Firm installs sondesIn agreement with management of the company101110
9810Installation/repair of mechanical counterTransport serviceRepair and installation of mechanical counterIn agreement with management of the company101110
2162Make rulebook for usage by official companyManagementManagement appoints board for making RulebookIn agreement with management of the company93254
270Make rulebook for usage by official companyManagementManagement appoints board for making RulebookIn agreement with management of the company72228
10720Make a rulebook on transport fleet renewal Management, transport serviceManagement makes decision upon suggestion by transport serviceIn agreement with management of the company92118
9180Dispatcher issues new order upon delivery of old order and its controlDispatcherControl of old orderIn agreement with management of the company5115
Table 5. Improvement plan.
Table 5. Improvement plan.
No.Critical XsProblem Caused by This Critical XAction Plan to Eliminate/Reduce the Problem
1Untimely filling in travel order Incorrect fuel consumptionDispatcher issues new order upon delivery and control of old order
2Inadequate and untimely filling in local orderIncreased fuel consumption;
Reduction of vehicle availability (lack of fleet information)
Dispatcher compares travel order to daily evidence with inputs–outputs of gatekeeper
3Technical bookletIncreased maintenance costs; Unreliable data on technical rectitude of vehicle;
Not detailed plan of spare parts
Make technical booklet, make decision on way of filling in and usage of technical booklet
4Nonexistence of procedures for repair by third partyNot defined who initiates procedure;
Increased maintenance costs; long repair time
Create procedure for repair by third party
5Nonexistence of procedures for regular maintenanceUntimely services (checks); increased maintenance costs (failure on parts);
Unconscientious acting of driver
Create procedure for regular maintenance
6Inefficient exploitation of vehicle fleetIncreased costs (bad distribution of travelers per vehicle);
Decreased availability of vehicle
Rule book on cost-effective usage of vehicle park
7Non-existence of motor hour counterNot specified: operating time of machine, consumption of fuel, lubricant and partsInstall or repair motor hour counter; specify fuel consumption per motor-hour counter for each machine; create monthly reports on consumption of fuel, lubricants and parts for each vehicle
Uncontrolled costs of vehicle exploitation and maintenance
8Sondes for big consumersUnreliable data on fuel consumptionInstallation of sondes for trucks, construction machines, buses
9Lack of busesLarge costs for hiring out busesProcurement of new bus
10Nonuniformity of vehiclesHigher costs of maintenance; inconstant fuel consumption;
Workman not trained for various vehicle types
To form a work team with task to make a suggestion, e.g., about the projection of the structure of a vehicle park
11Nonexistence of rule book for renewal of vehicle parkAge vehicle; increased maintenance costs; Increased costs for engagement of third parties’ servicesWrite a rule book for renewal of the vehicle park
Table 6. Improvement plan effects.
Table 6. Improvement plan effects.
Improvement EffectsResponse PersonRemarkTarget Completion Data
Decrease of fuel consumption, increased control of driversDispatcher, driver In agreement with management
Decrease number of unnecessary "outgoings", fuel costs decrease and maintenance, greater availability of vehicleDispatcher, porter, driver In agreement with management
Detailed data on consumption, repair history, equipment ascribed to vehicle, detailed plan of spare parts procurement, decreased maintenance costsAdministrative worker in transport service Implemented: technical booklet designed
Decreased maintenance costs, shorter time of repair, defined reliability, more settled business doingQuality management representativeThe procedure has to contain the following: Reason for sending vehicle repair by third party; Report signed by contractor; Broken (unrepaired) part returnedIn agreement with management
Decreased maintenance costs, greater reliability of vehicleQuality management representative In agreement with management
Better vehicle availability, decreased costs of maintenance and fuelManagementInstructions for the rational use of a particular type of vehicle by number of passengers, mileage, the number of vehiclesIn agreement with management
Reliable information on consumption of fuel and operating time of machine for each vehicle/machine
Better control of exploitation costs
The drill crew manager In agreement with management
Reliable data on fuel consumptionManagement In agreement with management
Decreased costs of hiring out bus, increased availability of bus for own needsManagement In agreement with management
Reduce maintenance costs; constant fuel consumption; reduced number of trainings for workmenCommission on proposal of management In agreement with management
Recent and reliable vehicle park with reduced costs of maintenanceCommission on proposal of management In agreement with management
Table 7. Control plan.
Table 7. Control plan.
PROCESS IDENTIFICATIONSPECIFICATION & MEASUREMENTS
What is Controlled?Input or Output?Spec. Limits/RequirementsMeasurement Method
Travel orderInputAccurately filled in travel order according to rule book on reasonable usage of vehicle parkBy insight to travel order and check list by dispatcher
Travel orderOutputAccurate information in travel order on average consumption and/or operating time of working machine/vehicleOn insight in sound readings and vehicle motor hour counter
Local orderInputLocal order filled in in a timely mannerOn insight into local order by dispatcher
Technical bookletInputRegular and accurate filling in of technical bookletOn insight into technical booklet
Request for repair by third partiesInputPrecise and justified reason for conditionChief of transport service on insight into signature of workshop chief
Report by a third party who performs repair of vehicle (contractor)OutputAccurately filled in report in accordance with performed repair"Domestic" person compares report to actual conditions
Table 8. Control plan strategy.
Table 8. Control plan strategy.
SAMPLING STRATEGYACTION & DOCUMENTATION
FrequencyWho/What MeasuresWhere RecordedDecision Rule/Corrective Action
On occasion of closing each Travel OrderDispatcherBook (dispatcher)If travel order is not duly filled in, dispatcher sends it back for driver to correct/ament it and does not issue a new one without a duly filled in previous one.
On occasion of closing each Travel orderDispatcherBook (dispatcher)If travel order is not duly filled in, dispatcher sends it back for driver to correct/ament it and does not issue a new one without a duly filled in previous one.
On occasion of closing each local orderDispatcherBook (dispatcher)If local order is not filled in in a timely manner, dispatcher acts according to the Role book on usage of business vehicle.
After each intervention on the vehicleAdministrative worker in transport service In technical booklet by signatureIf technical booklet is filled in in an adequate and timely manner, the administrative worker in transport service writes his signature. Otherwise, he does not write his signature and acts in accordance with the rule book on the usage of business vehicles.
Before each intervention by third partiesChief of transport serviceIn request for repair by third partiesChief of transport service, after the workman, signs the same request and continues the procedure of repair by third parties. Otherwise, he does not sign it and returns the request to workshop chief.
Upon each intervention on vehicle by third parties"Domestic" person delegated by transport serviceIn the report"Domestic" person taker over broken part, then signs the report.
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