17 May '11, 9am
The Key to Reducing Supply Chain Emissions and Costs at the Same Time
During the webinar Lie revealed the conclusions of a case study that WWL did with India’s Tata Motors using a WWL-designed carbon calculator. The joint study examined ways to reduce supply chain emissions and costs from Tata’s factory in India to dealers in South Africa. Out of many possible scenarios, three transportation scenarios considered for the distribution of autos to dealers resulted in cost and emission reductions by adjusting lead delivery times out of differing distribution hubs. The best-outcome scenario entailed a 2-3 day lead time from distribution centers in Durban and Johannesburg to Capetown and resulted in a CO2 reduction of 33 percent coupled with a transport cost reduction of 22 percent.