Challenges - Shippers - Logistics 4.0 Requirements

Green Footprint Optimization

Incomplete and outdated information. Failure to synchronize with actual data. Resultant sub-optimal logistics scenarios, poor asset utilization, and high operating expenses.

Carbon is the currency of the future. Pollution will be treated as a separate cost to be accounted for and offset. Going forward, not only monetary facts will be important in selection of the right logistics concept, but also the amount of carbon generated based on decisions being made. Companies will have to transparently communicate their overall carbon footprint.

The ability to measure carbon, and to find the right tradeoff between monetary evaluation and carbon evaluation, will shape the future of transport planning. Optimization functions need to be in place to balance these aspects, weighting each factor differently to understand potential changes in transport networks. For example, companies will decide if they want to fix carbon and optimize cost or fix cost and optimize carbon.

To face this emerging reality, companies need systems that allow them to actively manage their carbon footprint, one that enables them to optimally implement green initiatives or simply to make the right monetary decisions.