In order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, we all need to be carbon neutral by 2050. Companies have no choice in the matter; they must make a serious effort to reduce their CO2emissions. As Ban Ki-Moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, said in his speech during the presentation of the new global climate commission, the next two years are crucial.
Lower emissions without major investment
For many companies, achieving energy neutrality appears to mean major long-term investments in things such as electric trucks or trailers fitted with solar panels. And yet it can be quicker and easier to take the first step than you might think, because smarter freight transport immediately reduces your CO2emissions. Consolidating shipments can generate huge savings in terms of mileage and trips, so this means it’s possible to achieve considerably lower CO2emissions without making sizeable investments or adjustments.
Customers of IDS have continuous insight into their carbon emissions, because we register the emission level of each freight movement so that they can inform their own customers about the CO2 emissions of their activities. Visibility into CO2emissions enables companies to work towards the most optimal emission scenarios in the following two ways:
- A less-fragmented production process. Strive towards a supple and streamlined supply of materials and seamless transitions between the various processes. Glitches in the production process are not only inconvenient in terms of warehousing and storage, but also create unnecessary freight movements.
- Talk to your clients and encourage them to place optimized orders. This revolves around connecting logistics and data; ordering efficiently supports the optimal use of the load capacity in trucks, for example. It is therefore wise to consider bringing forward or delaying deliveries to enable consolidated shipments, or to order larger volumes less frequently.
Clearly, when it comes to reducing the CO2emissions, it is once again all about making the right connections – between different information sources, between different companies and between suppliers and customers. In this context, ‘Connected Logistics’ will be a key theme at the ICT & Logistiek event. We warmly invite you to come and visit us at the event in Utrecht so that we can explore together how your freight transport activities can become energy neutral as quickly as possible. We are exhibiting at the IMCC Plaza, stand 01.B010.
See http://www.imcc.nl/evenementen/ict-logistiek-imcc-plaza/ (in Dutch only) for more information about the IMCC Plaza, or register now for free admission to the event.