In analyzing the Bruegger’s commissary situation, all of our group members came up with very similar calculations and suggestions. We first calculated the total distances traveled from both the 50 Derby St. and the 100 Independence Ave. which was 34.26 miles and 31.65 miles respectively. We then determined the traveling time along both of these individual routes and came up with a total of about 53 minutes from both prospective commissary locations.
With little distinction between the two sites in terms of travel distance and time we proceeded to calculate the costs related to each of the respective delivery routes based on the numbers given by the potential delivery company. Even with slight variation in the number, our group determined that costs will be lower if the commissary were to be located at the 100 Independence Ave. location by $16.90/day.
The next scenario we faced was to determine if (a.) Bruegger’s should deliver using their own truck and driver, and (b.) which commissary to use if this were the case. Once again our calculations were very similar and we came to the conclusion that it would be more effective, both in terms of cost and performance to employ an in-house driver. Secondly, the 100 Independence Ave. location is still the preferred choice because the mileage traveled is slightly less and will save the company and additional 44.5 cents per mile every day.
The last topic our group tackled was determining additional factors that Bruegger’s should consider while choosing the new commissary. As a group we decided that some of these factors were traffic, construction frequency, costs associated with the actual delivery, vehicle costs, zoning regulations, health and sanitation regulations, and accessibility/safety for employees.