The subject of sustainability is becoming more and more important in business. Logistics is no exception. For many shippers, the CO2 footprint has long been a relevant factor in awarding contracts, alongside quality, reliability and price.
Therefore, the question is: How can transports be planned and carried out in a way that the associated environmental impact is kept to a minimum? Modern Transport Management Solutions (TMS) such as WinSped provide helpful support by optimizing routes, improving vehicle utilization and thus reducing the number of empty vehicle kilometers. This is not only good for the environment, but also for the economy.
Too many options, not enough time
The shortest connection between two points, as geometry teaches us, is a straight line, or more precisely a line. So far, so good. However, the calculation becomes more complicated if more than two points or destinations are involved, which is generally the rule rather than the exception in everyday freight forwarding. Finding the optimal combination of load, vehicle and route manually is hardly possible for dispatchers in view of the number of transports in normal day-to-day business. There are too many options and too little time to weigh them against each other.
Innovative digital solutions such as our TMS WinSped, on the other hand, complete this task in no time at all. The “Route Planning” module, for example, ensures maximum utilisation of resources such as loading space and working time and, thanks to the latest technology, offers intuitive functions that automatically take into account recurring questions in every scheduling process: “Which vehicles can be used?”, “Which customer will be delivered to first?” or “Which route is the most economical?”.
Schedule hundreds of orders in the shortest possible time
The planning tool also makes it possible to distribute a large number of consignments to the available vehicles at the touch of a button, thus significantly speeding up route planning. Hundreds of orders can be scheduled in a very short time. Since the algorithm takes into account all the restrictions and thus countless circumstances that a human being cannot possibly take into account, efficiency increases significantly: The number of total kilometres decreases, as do logistics and transport costs, while the utilisation of tours and resources increases.
This also has a direct positive impact on sustainability. In summary, it can be stated that the use of a modern transport management system such as WinSped
- reduces the planning effort
- helps to reduce transport costs
- minimizes the carbon footprint
This shows that a good TMS is one of the most important factors for more sustainability in logistics. The best thing to do is to put it to the test!
If you would like more information about WinSped, please do not hesitate to contact us.