Go electric: Unlock higher revenues and lower costs for your distribution operations thanks to E-Vans
In the Netherlands an increasing number of B2C companies, such as PostNL, DHL, Instabee, Ikea, Picnic, ect…, have chosen to electrify their Last-Mile (LM) operations. But why did they decide to do so, knowing that the Dutch legislation is not yet requiring it and that electric vans (E-vans) are by default more constraining than internal combustion engine (ICE) vans (less range and longer charging times)? The following article aims at answering this question by explaining why companies that electrify their LM operations tend to have financial, operational and reputational advantages over companies that do not.
The grid infrastructure in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK no longer has the transportation capacity to support energy demand; a problem with a long-term impact, as it could take another 5 to 7 years before the power grid is sufficiently re-enforced (1, 2).
In today’s fast-paced global business environment, companies often rely on third-party logistics (3PL) providers to streamline their supply chain operations. 3PL providers offer a range of services, including transportation, warehousing, and distribution, allowing businesses to focus on their core competencies.
The supply chain is at the top of the agenda of many CEO’s. The disruptive impact of Covid-19, port congestions, the war in Ukraine and inflation have all put reliability of supply in danger. Realism tells us that before trendy concepts such as digitalization, big data, digital twin and artificial intelligence start helping us to overcome these challenges, we need to bring a solid S&OP process into place as a fundament to build advance capabilities upon. This is a step by step guide how to build your S&OP process.
The labor market is extremely tight these days. Many businesses are losing growth due to lack of human resources. Also in the logistics industry, the challenge to find good people can be felt.
From 2024* around 49.000 companies in the EU are required to report their emissions.