Dachser DIY Logistics interlinks sustainability and global growth
spoga+gafa 2014, 8/31 – 9/2, Cologne, Hall 6.1, Stand D001
Green footprints on the floor of the spoga+gafa hall – has someone stepped in a can of paint during preparations for the trade fair? No, the footprints at the entrance to Hall 6.1 at the Cologne DIY and Garden Fair lead directly to the Dachser stand, where trade visitors can use stickers to leave “footprints” of their own. It’s all in a good cause, because Dachser will be planting a tree for each footprint. The logistics provider is cooperating with the “We plant trees” initiative of the German DIY, Construction and Garden Industry Trade Association, BHB e.V.
“How can you calculate the exact CO2 emission of a shipment, reduce it wherever possible and, at the same time, support customers in the DIY and garden industry in their logistics-intensive, global growth? Those are only a few of the questions that suppliers of logistics services are currently facing,” explains Ralf Meistes, Department Head DIY-Logistics at Dachser.
As Europe’s leading provider of groupage logistics, Dachser uses a computer tool to calculate the ecological footprint of a shipment. The program is automated and makes its calculations based on real transport data, such as loading capacity, vehicle type and distance actually covered. This system complies with both European standard EN16258 and French law (Decree 1336) on carbon emissions reporting requirements. In addition, Dachser has implemented a whole series of measures for reducing the environmental footprint of transport and storage as much as possible.
For information on this, see http://www.dachser.com/de/en/Ecology_49.htm
Worldwide activity serving the DIY and garden supply industries
In its fully integrated logistics network, Dachser collects goods from their producers, stores them when required, delivers them by truck to construction and garden supply stores and, where needed, actually puts them on the shelves. The goods flow continuously as required through the Dachser DIY supply pipeline, from supplier to point-of-sale and occasionally back again. As a result, all products are available on the market at all times and are never out of stock. In addition, Dachser also takes care of direct delivery to the end user of large and/or heavy goods from the DIY and garden inventory and thus supports the creation of multichannel distribution structures for customers in industry and trade.
Dachser’s internationally structured DIY Logistics solution provides its know-how to the DIY and garden supply industries. After all, the logistics firm delivers goods daily in a fixed timeframe to all 18,000 DIY and garden supply stores in Europe. The SynLOG consolidation concept reduces ramp contacts, and Quality Control in the Far East completes the concept. Dachser DIY logistics cooperates with the BHB industry association, the Haus & Garten manufacturers’ association, the IVG (garden industry association), the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN), and GreenNet.
Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers in Europe.
Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in three business fields: Dachser European Logistics, Dachser Food Logistics, and Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary services, such as contract logistics, consulting and advisory services, and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless transport network—both in Europe and overseas—and information technology that is fully integrated into all its systems provide intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.
With a staff of 25,000 employees in 42 countries at 471 locations in 42 countries, in 2013, Dachser generated revenue of nearly EUR 5 billion and handled 70 million shipments.
For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.de