The project `De vis wordt duur(zaam) vervoerd` focuses on the reduction of the amount of driven kilometres in de supply from producers (i.e. Prime Meat and Seafood Partners) to the wholesaler and the distribution routes of the wholesaler (i.e. Deli XL).The reduction can be reached through (1) changing the size of the crate that is used within this chain and/or the elimination of the return flow by replacing the current reusable crate by an one-way crate. Because of the possibility of the second solution a packaging manufacturer is introduced in this project (i.e. Kappa Packaging). The research part of this project is carried out by Agrotechnology & Food Innovations.In this project the focus is translated in the following main question: `What are the possibilities to improve the used capacity of the (one-way or reusable) crates in transport and distribution?`While evaluating the most optimal crate we looked at three main performance indicators, i.e. (1) reduction in volume and/or kilometres, (2) chain costs and (3) the impact on energy usage. On the basis of these three performance indicators we concluded that the one-way crate is not the most optimal variant. On the basis of energy usage and chain costs this alternative is in relation to the reusable crate not suitable for this specific chain.To realize the desirable reduction in kilometres the main conclusion isChoice between `half (bodem)` (40 x 30 x 17 cm.) reusable crate or the mix of `heel` (40 x 60 x 17 cm.) &`half (bodem)¿ (40 x 30 x 17 cm.) reusable crateA reduction in volume of 34% (crates) and between 25 and 32% (pallets and roll containers) is realizable. This can be translated in a reduction of 3.4% less distribution trucks. Furthermore a reduction in the costs of the whole chain of 1.8% is possible. The impact on energy usage will remain the same when looking at the usage of amount of crates. The translation of less energy use through use of less distribution trucks is obvious.
|Name||Rapport / Wageningen UR, Agrotechnology & Food Innovations|
|Publisher||Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group|
- fish products
- meat products
- food delivery systems