• Measurement of CO² consumption (multimodal)
  • CO² savings
  • Green Logistics
  • Driver support
  • Optimal cargo space utilization
  • Cost savings

Why is Green Logistics becoming more and more important?

For many sustainable companies, it is a matter of high priority to design business processes in such a way that they are ecologically compatible and make economic sense. The DIN EN ISO 9001 (quality management system) and DIN EN ISO 14001 (environmental management system) play an increasingly important role in this context.

Sustainability and environmental management are not just Buzz Words for many companies; it's a true corporate credo. However, you also have to comply to legal requirements for compliance with certain environmental guidelines – which usually refer to the CO² emissions.

One of these is, for example, the European Parliament's November 2018 decision to reduce CO² emissions from lorries in the EU by 20 % until 2025 and by 35 % until 2030.

This is 27 % of all CO² particles emitted by road traffic, which are produced by trucks.

In addition to the production of goods, the transport sector is often the largest block in terms of savings potential.

With a sophisticated transport management system, you have real-time transparency about the CO² balance of your transport logistics at all times, both when using carriers and with your own fleet.

Environmental benefits and cost savings

For example, dynamic route planning with SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) uses the fastest transport route, which is usually the shortest. This actively reduces the CO² value per consignment to be transported. This planning of transports is mainly used by shippers with their own fleet.

A proactive measure in the effective implementation of an environmental management system is the additional connection of telematics to the SAP TM. The telematics system in conjunction with the Transport Management System supports you in direct monitoring of your drivers and their driving behaviour. This achieves a demonstrably more efficient driving style and thus saves fuel.

In addition, with SAP TM it is possible to carry out multimodal route planning in one system and by one person. When using the modes of transport, rail and ship, CO² emissions per km/t are lower than in road transport. The scheduler thus has the opportunity to use the full portfolio of transport strategies / modes when planning the transports and thus automatically acts to reduce CO² emissions.

Better use of freight capacity

Since it is often not possible for the shipper to actively influence the route selection when using external freight service providers, in this scenario with SAP TM it is a great advantage to make the most of the required cargo space.

For a particularly efficient load planning, by the calculation of all possible planning options, in consideration of the predetermined restrictions, such as stack factor, compaction bans, etc., SAP TM supports both the dispatcher and the shipper.

This automatically reduces the number of scheduled shipments, as the pull factor in the supply chain is therefore the existing cargo space.

If the cargo space can be optimally utilized, this also offers the option of controlling picking and packing processes with the help of warehouse integration so that an optimal flow of goods can be guaranteed.

Another option with SAP TM for the environmentally conscious planning of transport is not only to select the available carriers for monetary aspects, but also to evaluate and use them according to environmental aspects.

For example, carriers with a modern vehicle fleet can be used more often and others who have a poor environmental record can be excluded from the selection process