‘I’ve noticed that some of our customers struggle to manage their day-to-day operations, and while many tend to focus on their business’ short-term needs, it is becoming more important than ever to create a long-term vision. We need new solutions for issues such as sustainability, changing customer expectations, and quality of life. Examples of such solutions include innovative new technologies, the integration of new business models, and future-proofing your organisation. These solutions require that we apply the tried-and-tested method of collaboration.'
'The introduction of zero-emission zones has radically changed urban freight distribution as we know it. I’ve found that the demarcation of these zones has further increased the need for collaboration. For example, there are suppliers who handle their own transport but who have trouble managing the last mile. In addition to possibly investing in electric vehicles, they should also consider new models of cooperation in the changing world of urban freight logistics.’
Smart urban freight logistics is all about teamwork
These are challenging times for logistics companies, not least due to the unstoppable emergence of online retailers with new e-fulfilment challenges, as well as due to emission-free cities and the attendant transition of road transport. According to Nikkie den Dekker, Lead Route Optimisation Specialist at Geodan, these radical changes call for an all-new approach. Tomorrow’s realities require technological innovation, alternative procedures and new models of collaboration.