• Data-driven digital platform powered by artificial intelligence delivers state-of-the-art logistics and record performance
• Optimizes distribution across 50 markets worldwide and 1.4 billion km of routes each year
• Demonstrated sustainability results with reduced Scope 3 emissions and driver safety
Holcim is deploying its industry-leading Transport Analytics Center (TAC) globally to optimize its logistics for enhanced efficiency, safety and sustainability. TAC is currently active across 50 markets worldwide, covering 1.4 billion km each year, with tracking systems in more than 60,000 trucks. This state-of-the-art digital platform contributes to the company’s net zero journey by reducing its Scope 3 emissions, in line with its industry-first target.
TAC optimizes logistics in a data-driven way, powered by advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. With its tracking devices, TAC uses data for optimal route mapping, increasing the predictability and safety of deliveries. This proprietary digital tool enables Holcim to transparently track its transportation emissions, including those of its third-party suppliers, to continuously reduce its environmental footprint in line with its scope 3 emissions target.
Alexander Scheld, Head of Cement Logistics, Holcim: “TAC’s digital analytics delivers state-of-the-art logistics, reaching record performances from a safety and effectiveness perspective. TAC is not only good for business, it also consistently delivers improved driver safety and lower emissions in line with our net zero ambition.”
Jochen Werling, Group CIO, Holcim: “TAC is a great example of how we are becoming a data-driven organization. With our extensive industry expertise and advanced technologies we are developing cutting-edge digital solutions that are tailored to our specific business needs. TAC is a breakthrough for us as well as for our broader industry.”
TAC integrates in-vehicle monitoring systems (iVMS) into trucks and correlates their data with other sources, such as ordering and dispatching systems. This enables the company to individually track and monitor truck utilization, routes and driver behavior, leading to improved efficiency, safety and sustainability. On its net zero journey Holcim set itself its industry’s first scope 3 emissions reduction target, with the aim to reduce its Scope 3 emissions related to transportation and fuels by 20 in 2030 (compared to the 2020 baseline of 29 million tons/CO2). With TAC, Holcim is accelerating its scope 3 emissions reduction target.
Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
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