Sustainability in supply chains and the impact on carbon footprint
Robert Sobčák Supply Chain Institut Founder
Ivan Perić Port of Koper Representative of Luka Koper d.d. for CZ and SK markets
Jan Pihar DACHSER Czech Republic a.s. Managing Director European Logistics Czech Republic
Robert Groiss Metrans Business Development Manager
Róbert Husar Bobcat Mini-Excavators EMEA Product line director
Luboš Fronk Railvis Sales Director
Ondřej Jašek DB Cargo CZ Head of Rail Services DB Cargo in the Czech Republic
The global, as well as European, supply chains have struggled in the previous years as the volume of transported goods has been ever growing, while having to deal with issues such as capacity of infrastructure, lack of truck drivers or need to reduce environmental impact. Adding recent steep costs increases and lead time issues into equation has sparked the debate on the sustainability of current supply chains.
Major challenge lies in physical aspect of the logistics - there’s no app, that can replace need to physically move the goods. The volume of goods is so tremendous, we need very large transportation means, which makes alternative drive technologies less applicable than in individual or public transportation. Also need for infrastructure investments such as roads, railways, ports or intermodal terminals are so high and take so long, that most governments struggle to keep up with the demand.
Is there a way out? How does logistics industry approach to improve sustainability while dealing with these challenges?