At Van den Bosch, they noticed that sustainability is becoming a priority for many of their clients. In recent years they have seen an increase in the wish for clients to effectively work on reducing their CO2 emissions. And the insights they get from BigMile is of great value to their customers.
Van den Bosch got introduced with BigMile by one of their clients. This client was looking for a way to document, in line with current laws and regulations, the CO2 emissions of their transported movements. BigMile was able to do so and it caught the attention of Van den Bosch. “By using BigMile reports, we can provide our customers with valuable insight in the CO2 emission of their transports.” – Marieke van Schijndel (Commercial Manager at Van den Bosch) says.
Using data to find improvements
When you have a lot of data available, you are able to start analyzing and find ways to reduce the emissions. Van den Bosch has plenty of data to work with. “We have a lot of data from our own trucks.” -Dick Schouten (Project Manager at Van den Bosch) tells us. The on-board computer lets them know what routes they are taking, so they are aware of the amount of kilometers their subcontractors are driving. “With help of the BigMile platform, we combine all this transport data to calculate a so-called ‘baseline measurement’ for our clients.” – Schouten adds. This baseline measurement gives Van den Bosch insights in ways they can work with their clients on reducing CO2-emissions.
“We have gained useful insights for our clients in advance.”
The reporting possiblities of BigMile have been used by Van den Bosch to gain insights in a certain situation beforehand, Juul Cramer (Commercial Manager at Van den Bosch) informs us: “We have gained useful insights for our clients in advance.” With the use of BigMile, they have been able to help a client create a sustainable new supply chain. One of their clients was switching to inhouse production instead of outsourcing their production. Their aim was to build a CO2 neutral production facility, but they were not sure how sustainable these new production facilities -and their corresponding transport emissions- would be. “We provided a BigMile report, which gave preliminary insight in CO2 emissions.” -Cramer tells us. This way their client was able to see what was needed to effectively reduce the CO2 emissions, like making a modal shift.
Beyond the modal shift
Van den Bosch likes to start the conversation with their clients about taking sustainable measures. And BigMile helps them with that. Very often the company looks at the possibilities collectively with their partners. And making a modal shift is a good way to reduce CO2. “I recently had a client come to us saying: we’ve done all we can to reduce emission, we don’t know what else to do.” -Dick Schouten tells us. They always try to look beyond what their clients already thought of. “This is when we consider other options, like te possibility to change the floating stock, or use other means of fuel on that route.” – Schouten adds. He emphasizes that BigMile provides detailed information about where the emission are. And that makes it a lot easier to find where you and your logistic partners are able to make a significant reduction.
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