TMHE Customer Carreras TMHE Customer Carreras Group Reduces Production Costs with Toyota I_Site


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Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE)’s Toyota I_Site service has been proven to drive down costs in material handling operations.

As well as increasing productivity the Toyota I_Site was responsible for reducing Carreras’ expenditure on forklifts by 57%.

The Carreras Group, an international logistics company, has been testing out the service for two years. After achieving positive results they now plan to implement it at all of the company warehouses.

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TMHE Customer Carreras TMHE Customer Carreras Group Reduces Production Costs with Toyota I_Site

  1. 1. Case Story / Carreras Distribution / Logistics Carreras Group has increased its material handling fleet’s performance with Toyota I_SiteContext & Challenges The Carreras Group is an international logistics group Toyota I_Site has been implemented within a year – ini-offering all the typical services of the sector: national and tially in nine centres – two in Zaragoza, two in Madrid,international transport, multimodal transport, warehous- one each in Seville, Barcelona, Tarragona, Las Palmasing, distribution, handling, re-packing, etc. de Gran Canaria and Tenerife. It was recently was in- troduced in Portugal (Lisbon and Pombal), Alicante andCarreras approached Toyota for help in reducing dam- Valencia. Carreras intends to implement Toyota I_Site atage costs and improving their material handling opera- all of the company warehouses. tions. The first tests of Toyota I_Site began two years agoand, since then, and based on the results obtained, Car-reras has decided to implement Toyota I_Site in most ofits logistics facilities across Spain and Portugal. Facts & figuresSolutions Toyota I_Site is a combination of technology, informa- Carrerastion, expertise and support created by Toyota Material — 20 sites in Spain and 2 sites in PortugalHandling to optimise and manage the handling of goods. — 450 counterbalanced & warehouse trucksMax J. Cockcroft (National Service Manager TMHES) — 300 trucks managed with Toyota I_Siteexplains: “Toyota I_Site’s main objectives are to reduce — 1.130 drivers use the PIN access control functionoperating costs, improve safety and increase productiv- available with Toyota I_Siteity. It is based on information.We supply information from our pan-European service Resultsdatabase, and combine it with technical, financial and — Productivity increased by 10% *administrative information about the Carreras fleet. This — Total Costs for machines reduced by 57% *includes data coming directly from the machines, which * Between 2009 and 2011are communicated using GPRS wireless technology. Outof Carreras’ total fleet of 450 machines, 300 are nowmanaged through Toyota
  2. 2. At each centre warehouse managers, and operations “Since we started productivity has increased by 10%and maintenance staff were chosen to carry out local im- and the total cost for machines has been reduced byplementations based on the experience of the first site 57% between 2009 and 2011. And we are on the wayin central Zaragoza. Similarly, Toyota Material Handling to taking more steps to further improve our opera-staff have been working with Carreras, including execu- tions,” says Fabio Furukawa (Productivity Manager – TP - Technical Publications, Sweden — 749688-040, 1205tives from Toyota Material Handling Europe’s headquar- Operation Dept, Carreras).ters, who travelled to Spain to analyse the results of theimplementation and give advice to Carreras on how bestto maximise fleet performance.“Toyota I_Site has helped us to optimise the sizes of ourtruck fleets and, although the cost of implementation hasbeen significant, the advantages brought by the solutionmean it is already paying for itself,” says Jesus Carreras,Director of Purchasing at the Spanish logistics group.At the operational level, according to Victor Dominguez(Machine and Installations Manager – Operation Dept,Carreras), “We had a clear increase in safety with a re-duction in shocks and accidents, and have significantlyreduced costs in areas that were previously very difficultto control, for example, battery charging. In fact, thanks From left to right, Max J. Cockcroft (National Service Manager,to management through Toyota I_Site, the Logistics Di- TMHES), Victor Dominguez (Machine and Installations Mana-rector has been able to establish better working practi- ger – Operation Dept, Carreras), Fabio Furukawa (Productivityces, creating a ‘top five’ driver ranking system and other Manager – Operation Dept, Carreras), Francisco Alban (Toyotaincentives to staff to reduce damage and costs.” I_Site Specialist, TMHES). TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING EUROPE, MANAGING THE TOYOTA AND BT MATERIALS HANDLING BRANDS IN EUROPE.