Manufacturers and Transport Companies Form Flat Glass Logistics Council

Six glass manufacturing and distribution companies have formed the Flat Glass Logistics Council, which will host its first formal meeting on May 1, 2003 at the Double Tree Club Hotel in Des Plaines, Ill.

The mission of the Flat Glass Logistics Council is to review and address distribution issues inherent in the glass industry.The council, which is open to all organizations involved in the distribution of flat glass — including flat glass manufacturers, carriers, fabricators and users — will oversee analysis of data and dissemination of aggregate results to track the effectiveness of evolving guidelines.

Issues that members of the council have identified include:
• Safety, including driver safety, accidents, breakage
• Availability of trucks during the summer and driver retention during the winter
• Time spent loading, unloading and securing loads
• Handling of mixed loads
• Predicting shipment weights to insure all loads are operated legally
• Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Planning (CPFR) concepts within the flat glass supply chain

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