Scania invests in efficient logistics via Lots Group
More efficient, sustainable logistics is becoming increasingly important in both the transport sector and other sectors. More efficient logistics flows pave the way for better profitability and reduced climate impact for haulage companies. As part of its shift towards more sustainable transport solutions, Scania established the company Lots Group, which is now expanding into Asia and South America.
Scania already offers digital services to optimise and support customers’ specific transport flows. With Lots Group, it is taking a further step that involves optimising flows throughout the logistics chain.
“We are convinced that the transport sector is on the verge of major change. We want to undergo this change in close collaboration with our customers and their customers to produce better solutions in both transport and logistics. By combining the experience of Scania with haulage companies’ local and sector knowledge, Lots Group can achieve a more efficient flow of raw materials,” says Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania.
A steadier more reliable flow throughout the chain from raw material to finished product produces higher efficiency. It also results in higher capacity utilisation of vehicles for haulage companies and thus higher earnings. The wholly owned subsidiary Lots Group can also offer an analysis of the existing logistics flow, which can contribute to improved profitability for both haulage companies and their customers. This can be achieved using tools that can monitor the vehicles and experience of logistics improvements in Scania’s global production system.
Lots Group’s first market was the forestry industry in Sweden, and it is now expanding its operations into Asia and South America, where there is great potential in the agricultural and mining industries.
“Digitisation makes it easier to identify bottlenecks in flows and analyse load capacity utilisation, waiting times, major variations in transport assignments and compliance with legislation. Unsustainable transport is neither good for the environment nor profitable for haulage companies, and we can see great opportunities in Asia and South America to work with customers on achieving more sustainable transport,” says Henriksson.
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Scania is a world leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2016, we delivered 73,100 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 7,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 104 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 46,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit www.scania.com.