Sustainable logistics: how software solutions help you cut emissions while increasing profits.
Nowadays, logistic firms are more than ever called to adopt sustainable solutions: governments implement stricter guidelines, shareholders reward companies that prove to be attentive to CSR, and an increasing number of tenders evaluate candidates basing on their GHG emissions. It is clear then that a firm’s sustainability is more and more tied to its profitability. But how to reach the challenging sustainability targets while keeping costs down? In this article, we will see how software solutions will help you meet these two goals at once.
Cutting the edge: sustainable logistics of today
The logistics sector is indeed responsible for a large amount of air, land, and even water pollution. Taking into account ACEA estimates, road transportation would be responsible for 22.3% of total EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, more in detail, heavy‐duty trucks and buses would account for 5.6% of total EU emissions. And, if these statistics weren't already alarming enough, such percentages could even increase in the next years, as logistics awakens after COVID-19 and supply chains of millions of companies become more global and complex.
However, something is moving in the right direction: global transport emissions increased by less than 0.5% in 2019, compared to the annual +1.9% registered since 2000. This positive trend can be associated with the sustainable innovations that many logistic stakeholders implemented. Among these, we can find:
Infrastructure: the spread of stationary charging points and electrified roads (those lanes which permit to power EVs in motion) has fostered the adoption of electric vehicles, not only for private transport but also for heavy-duty trucks.
Fuel type: technological advancements are more and more eradicating the dependence of heavy-duty transport from fossil fuels. In addition to the already mentioned EVs, biomass, hydrogen, and battery-powered vehicles have nurtured this evolution.
Efficiency: innovative, highly competitive firms have been optimizing their supply chain management in the name of sustainability and efficiency. Thanks to advanced technologies, they can meet important CSR standards, cutting down their carbon footprint and waste material.
While the first two evolutions are somehow exogenous, charged on governmental bodies or tech-savvy enterprises, the optimization of logistic processes is something that any firm with the right vision can strive to. Let’s see how.
Cut emissions and costs, all at once
Many entrepreneurs still think that the transition to sustainability is time-consuming and labor-intensive, eventually resulting in additional costs to bear. On the contrary, with the right technology, what looks like a burden actually becomes a competitive advantage: the adoption of a logistic management software will reduce the carbon footprint of your company and make it register even higher profits.
But how is it done? At Cargoful, we help you upgrade your supply chain management thanks to a platform that:
Allows you to manage your loads and documentation fully digitally and in real-time;
Is powered by advanced algorithms that automatize and optimize your planning and increase your fleet utilization;
Is easy to use, flexible, and helps you to keep under control revenues and costs, at any time.
With Cargoful, not only will you cut the number of trips, reducing your GHG emissions, but also save fuel, time, and eliminate supply chain inefficiencies.
Has sustainability ever sounded so profitable?