After determining that the fuel savings from using light-weight inbound containers would be significant, Caterpillar Inc’s US Mining Truck Factory, moved to replace the heavy metal packing containers used to transport parts from suppliers with light-weight plastic units. A detailed analysis of 16 weeks of transportation data revealed that 9.5% of shipments were eligible for packaging light-weighting. By reducing the shipping containers from 130-200 pounds each to 20-40 pounds each, Caterpillar...

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