Companies today have overall sustainability goals and supply chain managers and logistics service providers are asked to develop strategies and plans to contribute to related objectives. To support this contribution, the transportation management services, processes, and systems need to be optimised to be able to achieve these often-ambitious environmental impact KPI's.
Optimisation needs to be done in 4 different areas:
Definition and monitoring of environmental impact KPI’s related to materials used, energy and water consumption, air emissions and waste
Design of the transportation network, transportation means and packaging materials and procurement of carriers also based on sustainability considerations
Optimisation of operational processes to improve transportation efficiency, among others by more dynamic planning
Modification of systems to collect, use and analyse sustainability data
Here you can find a more detailed description of these sustainability measures.