Sustainable mobility starts with exact data insight
The Lean & Green program from Connekt encourages organizations to make mobility and logistics in the Netherlands more sustainable. This way they contribute to the big logistic: by 2050, a factor 6 productivity improvements is needed to comply with the climate agreements made in Paris. Known for its typical blue pallets and containers for the transport of goods, CHEP continues to integrate corporate social responsibility even further in its business model, as the company has been one of the 25 leaders in sustainable mobility in the Netherlands for many years. "In order to really work more sustainably, it is important that you have an accurate insight into your data," says Yoni Van der Veken, Country General Manager at CHEP Benelux.
Less empty space due to improved collection and loading
This way of working clearly paid off. Based on an in-depth analysis at the beginning of 2016, it was clear that CHEP could improve the collection of empty pallets and containers even more. A more proactive way of planning, clustering of collection by postal code group and working with a fixed transporter per zone led to a more accurate follow-up of the loadings of the trucks.
Active collaboration with transporters pays off
At the same time, the transporters themselves were also encouraged to load their trucks more efficiently. The performance was monitored on the basis of scorecards per location. And the result were discussed by the parties involved. For example, the scorecards created a greater awareness of the load factor of each truck. "An approach that works," says Van der Veken. "Drivers feel more responsible and encouraged to load even better. The accuracy of the pick-up orders rose from 88.8% in 2016 to 90.8% in 2017. "As a result, fewer trucks have since been used to collect the same volume. At one pick-up location this even resulted in a saving of one and a half truck per week, which has a significant, direct impact on CO2 emissions.