Eliminating waste in logistics

Eliminating waste in logistics

Long distance transport is a world of demanding customers, urgent deadlines and thin profit margins. Being on schedule is even more crucial in this era of e-commerce and just-in-time delivery supply chains. Scania’s long haulage trucks combine cutting-edge technology, reliability and customised solutions to help customers meet both their business and climate targets.

With our holistic overview of the industry and knowledge of logistical flows, Scania truly understands haulage customers’ business requirements and need for predictable costs. We analyse issues such as fuel consumption, driver performance, fleet management, supply chain waste and CO2 emissions. Then we develop solutions that help hauliers to meet their business targets as well as climate targets.

Profitability and sustainability go hand-in-hand

Scania’s new truck generation has outstanding total operating economy, with an average fuel consumption saving of more than five percent on our previous vehicles.

Here, Scania’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and improving energy efficiency leads to not only cleaner transport, but more profitable operations too. Saving on fuel consumption is both energy-efficient and a cost saving, meaning a win-win situation for our customers.

Many of today’s hauliers have to respond not only to the tight margins driven by intensified e-commerce demands for timely deliveries, but also to expectations that these deliveries will be as sustainable as possible. These demands may come from big transport buyers such as retail chains or from individual consumers. Both trends are increasing the need for solutions where profitability and sustainability go hand-in-hand.

Scania has the market’s widest range of trucks running on alternative fuels such as liquid natural gas, compressed natural gas and biogas as natural ‘stepping stones’ to the emission-free technology promised by battery-electric vehicles in the near future. In fact, with biogas in the tanks, CO2 reduction can be as much as 90 percent compared to a similar diesel engine.

Connectivity boosts operating economy

Using big data from more than 360,000 connected vehicles, we can tailor trucks to each customer.

Staying on the road is fundamental when time is what makes business tick, and connectivity has transformed long distance transport, with new time-efficient services and functions. We have introduced diagnostic software such as Scania Flexible Maintenance, enabling vehicle servicing based on real-time operational data and actual usage, with maintenance only when needed. Since launching the service two years ago, Scania has now signed more than 70,000 Flexible Maintenance contracts.

Other areas where real-time data from connected vehicles are extremely useful are services and functionality focusing on the drivers, as driver behaviour is vital for operating economy, road safety, and environmental impact. Here Scania offers driver training and personal coaching, as well as on-board driver-focused systems. These include Scania Fleet Management, with its insights into driving styles, productivity and economy which can improve vehicle performance and enhance safety.

Scania’s connectivity tools can also help address one of the biggest issues for challenges for the haulage industry: payload optimisation. The average truck fill rate in Europe is around 60 percent, meaning wasteful extra journeys for the environment and customers’ bottom lines.