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Customers who use the Microlise Fleet & Distribution portfolio of solutions are making a definite contribution to tackle their CO2 emissions, enabling them to achieve commercial advantage as well as a benefit to the environment.
Based on customer reports over the past year, Microlise estimate their customers have used over 4,500,000 litres less fuel than they did during 2005. In many cases, this is despite a rise in the quantity of goods transported.
Based on a mixture of vehicle types from 7.5 ton box vans to 40 ton articulated lorries, this translates to an estimated reduction of over 14,500,000 kilometres in the total distance travelled with resultant reductions in wear and tear on the road surfaces and fleet maintenance . Ultimately the reduction in CO2 emissions amounts to more than 11,500 tons per year, equivalent to about 9,600 people flying to New York and back !
Customers of Microlise Fleet & Distribution typically see a 10 - 15% reduction on fuel consumption due to increased efficiency in the use of their vehicles. Ongoing fuel reductions are achieved through changes in driver behaviour in areas including harsh acceleration, incorrect selection of gears and engine speed, correct use of brakes (exhaust, enginec and air), cruise control, and unnecessary engine idling.
Microlise are global market leaders in real-time tracking of vehicles and strategic, tactical and operational planning, scheduling and management of goods in transit and the assets used to transport them. The Microlise Advanced Planning & Scheduling of tasks coupled with visibility and management by exception of the operational plan in the Transport Management Centre software ensures route distances are minimised and that undesirable driving performance is addressed. This in turn leads to optimum use of resources, reduced mileage and hence fuel consumption.
Microlise is a privately owned, UK-based company, established in 1982. Microlise are market leaders in the development and integration of technology solutions for the logistics and physical supply chain industries using key software, hardware, communication and auto identification technologies developed in-house and from market leading suppliers. Microlise solutions include ; Opus WMS - sophisticated warehouse management and automation control software, Microlise Fleet & Distribution - for managing goods in transit and the assets used to transport them, Microlise RFID Systems - Integration of RFID technology within supply chain and logistics applications, Opus Voice - Hands-free, eyes-free voice activated technology for all stock transactions and movements within the warehouse.