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Reference Number DFT-2001-00
Title Key performance indicators in the automotive supply chain
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 15%;
Not Energy Related 85%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 50%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
AEA Technology Environment
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DfT
Start Date 01 April 2001
End Date 01 May 2002
Duration 13 months
Total Grant Value £50,000
Industrial Sectors Transport; Manufacturing
Region South East
Programme DfT Freight logistics
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , AEA Technology Environment (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
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Objectives The objectives of the research are to: (i) design key performance indicators appropriate to the needs and capability of the industry, (ii) collect the data necessary to calculate these indicators with a degree of statistical robustness, and (iii) provide the automotive industry with information about its performance that it can use to use to improve the efficiency of its logistics. This data should: (a) inform policy makers as to the effectiveness of the logistics system in this market sect or, (b) allow inter-company comparison using data collected by common methods, (c) give contributors industry wide transparency to encourage those below average to improve by targeting gross inefficiencies, and (d) help those at the top end of the market to identify those areas that still have small inefficiencies
Abstract Since 1998 the EEBPP has been working on developing and establishing KPIs of vehicle utilisation in individual distribution sectors.
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