About the project
Alongside the economic development and the increase of number of transported goods, every year the phenomenon of transport peaks in road freight in Poland grows. In the last days of every month the roads are filled with more vehicles and the number of orders increases several times.
The negative consequences and costs of the peaks bears every participant of the supply chain. The producers and chain stores bear higher logistic and administrative costs, and lose sales. The logistic operators struggle with perturbations of workflow disorders, maintaining of the quality of their services and increase of the costs of transportation systems. The haulers and the drivers feel the instability of their work and suffer stress. The final consumers have to struggle with short-lived intense traffic on the roads and traffic jams, accidents, elevated noise and higher exhaust emissions to the environment related with this.
At the same time the increasing number of shipments in the last days of the month are in reality only artificially generated peaks which aren't consequence of any consumer demand. The real reasons of the monthly transport peaks lie on the side of the supply chain participants and are many - an example can be the motivational systems for the sales departments, which accounting periods fall at the end of the month.
The growing scale of the phenomenon and the negative economic and social effects that make themselves felt caused that the representatives of the business initiated a project which goal is to decrease the level of transport peaks and engagement of market's key participants for a positive change.
- The project is a think tank and has an open character - everyone who feels themselves a part can join in.
- The project has a continuous character and evolves with the ideas and the needs of its participants.
- Together we create the content of the project.
- The activities in the project are to provide knowledge possible to apply in practice.
- To develop and share a catalogue of good practice.
- To promote solutions and success stories.
- To build awareness and stimulate discussions on the phenomenon.
- To describe and quantificate the phenomenon.
- To support the directors of logistic departments in discussions with key business partners about positive changes.