The use of smart logistics equipment has enabled Vaxjo municipality (Sweden) to cut its delivery traffic in half, saving the council money and reducing the amount of harmful emissions released. Optimising the delivery system has led to the number of different distribution companies used falling from 73 in 2009 to just one.
Today all suppliers send goods to a distribution depot, where the frequency of deliveries is based on need (groceries, for example, are delivered more often than stationery).
A web-based ordering system provides information on upcoming purchases to the distribution centre, allowing staff to plan more effectively. Delivery routes have also been made more efficient, with the town separated into two delivery zones.
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