Truckload Trucking Fleet Design and Analytics

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMCentral Standard Time

    Presented by Dr. Kerry Melton

    The importance of designing a truckload trucking fleet to meet customer needs and measuring performance have dramatically increased over the last several years as the U.S. economy has expanded and experienced supply chain disruptions and anomalies. Different markets have experienced population growth and contraction, infrastructure problems, product demand changes, and labor availability issues resulting in inefficient and costly transportation fleet operations.  Truck driver needs and availability have presented additional challenges to the transportation industry.

    Global competition has also created the need to further drive down costs and strategize the creation of efficient transportation fleets to transport product from manufacturers, suppliers, distribution centers, and other locations to end customers.

    This presentation will consider how to plan and design a truckload trucking fleet with emphasis on data, driver and truck planning, and techniques to create a highly utilized, less costly, and executable trucking fleet.  The presentation will also focus on developing key performance indices and analytics to track and measure operational fleet performance.  

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    About the presenter: Dr. Kerry Melton earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University in 2012, with a concentration in supply chain management and logistics. Since then, he's taught Operations Management, Transportation Strategies, Advanced Forecasting and Inventory Management, Engineering and Business Statistics, and Goods and Services at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Arkansas.  He's been teaching online since 2015, and joined the Arkansas faculty as an adjunct professor in 2013.  He has industry experience working at J.B. Hunt Transport for 12 years and currently works for Walmart in the Logistics Home Office in Bentonville.