THE RECURSIVE FOCUS OF THE VSM TOWARDS THE JOINED ENDEAVOURS TO THE IMPLEMENTING OF THE GPS IN THE STATE OF MEXICO

Adrian Elizalde-Medrano, Oswaldo Morales-Matamoros, Jorge A. Rojas-Ramirez

Abstract


This research paper shows how to enhance the productivity levels of the trucking industry through a proposal of applying the viable system model (VSM) methodology so as to link the GPS system implementation to the specific case of the State of Mexico. Nowadays it is a very well known fact that the trucking industry suffers from an awful disorder in its logistic operations. Thus, we do consider that the transportation companies must work harder in order to join the stakeholders endeavours to reach the solutions of their essential problems. Certainly, this research makes up a viable proposal to organize all the participating elements in the logistics of the trucking network for commercial, farming, and livestock farming markets in particular. Notwithstanding, the current model´s application was compared with the ideal VSM model which allowed us to identify the weaknesses and strengths regarding financial productivity. That is why we can conclude that the trucking industry needs some viable patterns which correspond to the specific features of each market demand. We hope that this model can be implemented in the trucking industry under study to reach a better management and control of all the supplying chain processes in this logistic activity. Moreover, the VSM model offers the possibility to improve the duty with the GPS system implementation in every recursión level. In fact not only the VSM model does state the possibility to maintain the current system in a separated way, but also its identity to face the environmental changes for considering the variety of likely states into a great diversity. Meanwhile the viability reasoning applies its properties by means of Ashby´s law of requisite variety and thus it will allow us to manage the system´s complexity.


Keywords


VSM, GPS, trucking, diversity, requisite variety

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