2008 Winner Profile

Con-way

Project Description:
Con-way designed a system to manage freight movement and dock operations in order to reduce the dock coordinators' planning time. Dock coordinators used to spend two hours per shift assigning trailers to the doors where forklift operators would unload them. Step Saver uses a mathematical model to automate the process. The system reduced planning time for the dock coordinators by 35 percent and increased pounds moved per man-hour by 5.3 percent for an annual savings of approximately $3 million dollars.
Project type:
Middleware/EAI, SOA
Business Functions:
Freight movement, Dock Operation
Business Goal:
Financial
CEO:
Douglas Stotlar, President & CEO
Headquarters:
San Mateo, Calif.
Industry:
Transportation
Revenue (2007):
$4.39 billion
Website:
www.con-way.com
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