The journey from warehouse to machine highlights further opportunities to reduce carbon emissions. Factors such as speed, road quality, load weight and the distance/frequency of the journey are all areas of opportunity we can work to improve, when considering the impact of our carbon footprint.
Benefits to Operators
Utilising picklists to ensure operators only carry the stock they need and picking the right stock first time, reduces the stock needed on any van and can reduce the size of van needed itself . All of these factors combine to immediately reduce CO2 emissions. When combined with ‘green’ route planning and live sales data they not only avoid unnecessary journeys, but also significantly reduce both fuel consumption and emissions.
Results of Better Insight
Using Vianet’s telemetry insight as indicated above, a typical diesel van doing one less 25 mile visit per week will reduce carbon consumption by 18kg per visit, c923kg (0.92 tonnes) per annum based on £1.60 per litre of fuel cost. All of this can be typically factored into our customers sustainability initiatives and outcomes.