Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Shades of Frederick Winslow Taylor....

Taylor, the "father" of "Scientific Management," surely would have approved of this advance:

"For example, after analyzing the vast amount of data gathered from drivers around the world, UPS’s sustainability team realized that left turns increased the company’s carbon footprint, because of the gas trucks wasted and the emissions they created while waiting for traffic lights to change. UPS’s chief sustainability officer recently revealed that by mapping routes that avoid left turns, the company saved 98 million minutes of idling time in 2011 alone, and the mile-reducing feature created a savings of nine million gallons of fuel."

Full story is here

thanks tyler

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