Logistics processes pose a considerable challenge at transport and logistics service provider DB Schenker due to increasing traffic volume, emissions control regulations and prices for fuel and electricity. Instead of extensively upgrading its heterogeneous fleet, the company relies on smart IT processes.
The surprisingly simple solution is a smartphone that optimizes logistics processes. The mobile device can be taken along in any vehicle without having to be installed. An app records important data during the trip like speed, fuel consumption, idle time, etc. The data is then sent to a central platform. This mobile logistics cost management system optimizes processes, because it enables targeted real-time fleet monitoring and makes it possible for companies to react fast and flexibly to fuel consumption levels, driving style and time factors like idle time.
IT processes reduce costs, protect the environment
The advantages of process optimization are obvious. Efficient driving behavior reduces fuel consumption considerably. That immediately reduces CO2 emissions and associated costs like CO2 certificates and compensation measures.
Fully transparent documentation of transport routes also enables more sustainable route management, vehicle deployment planning and expediting. That means: better, more transparent logistics processes.