London, February 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Double-deck trailers would deliver tractor cabs built in France to the New Holland Agriculture plant in Basildon, UK, for assembly operations and then return empty because their top decks were fixed in place and the finished tractors too tall to fit. Working together with tractor transportation partner De Rooy from the Netherlands, the logistics team from CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) used their collective engineering expertise to come up with an ingenious solution – a new two-deck trailer with a collapsible top deck that allows three completed tractors to be transported. The environmental impact was huge: 9,700 fewer empty trips resulting in a saving of 1,950 tons of CO2 over an eight year period.
The elimination of the wasted truck journeys is just one example of how CNH Industrial’s World Class Logistics (WCL) program is making a positive change to established ways of working whilst benefiting the environment. The WCL initiative implements a range of strategies designed to improve internal and external logistics flows in addition to finding ways to minimize energy consumption and packaging. Employees are encouraged to get involved and their suggestions regarding improvements to their working areas are welcomed.
This latest installment of Top Stories focuses on how an innovative project has helped CNH Industrial eradicate one unsustainable process and takes a look at some other examples of the WCL program at work around the world.
Read the full story at: http://www.cnhindustrial.com/smartlogistic_en
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com
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