Daimler Trucks presents itself at the 32nd International Supply Chain Conference...
At the 32nd International Supply Chain Conference of the German Logistics Association (BVL) in Berlin from October 28 to 30, 2015 Daimler AG will be presenting itself with a speech by Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses, and information stands on Daimler FleetBoard and Mercedes-Benz CharterWay. The 2015 International Supply Chain Conference has as its motto "A World in Motion" and is offering interested visitors and experts from the sector the opportunity to exchange news and views and hear interested specialist lectures. This year, according to the BVL more than 3000 participants and around 200 exhibitors and sponsors are expected.
Dr Wolfgang Bernhard: "Connectivity and CO2 are major challenges – industry and politics must tackle them hand in hand"
Following the opening of the event by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Klinkner, Chairman of the Board of the German Logistics Association, Dr Wolfgang Bernhard will make the first speech of the day. In keeping with the conference's motto, "A World in Motion", he will talk about the topics of Connectivity and CO2, which are currently making great waves in the logistics world. "Both subjects are major challenges – industry and politics must tackle them hand in hand", commented Dr Bernhard.
Where connectivity is concerned, he says that the truck's connection to the cloud is opening up totally new business opportunities – for all involved in logistics: for manufacturers, freight forwarders, workshops and also authorities. "The truck is a data gold mine and real-time data are crucial for business in logistics" says Dr Bernhard.
He believes that where the matter of CO2 is concerned, road transport is facing highly ambitious targets. By 2030 the EU is striving to cut CO2 output by 30 percent compared with 2005 levels. A 40 percent reduction is even under discussion for Germany. Against this background Dr Bernhard says that new ways of looking for solutions are called for: "An integrated approach in which we optimise the entire truck transportation system is necessary – i.e. as well as the tractor unit for example also the semitrailer, the tyres, the fuel and the operation." This is the only way it would be possible to achieve further significant reductions in CO2 emissions in an affordable way.