What is the advantage of the platform?

Urban service logistics includes operations such as:

Delivery and collection of goods

Bioresidue Processing

Services involving couriers, such as utility meter readings (water, electricity and gas meters).

i4Efficiency

Challenge

It is known that the inefficiencies of this process impose more pressure on urban areas, which translates into a significant impact on carbon emissions, which, in the case of the municipality of Sintra, are estimated at around 94,000 tonCO2/year.

i4Efficiency

Thus, the i4efficiency project is totally innovative for 2 fundamental reasons:

Focuses on exploring a combination of complementary solutions rather than single solutions, with the applied solutions resulting from a selection of global best practices that have demonstrated real returns to society

It is based on 2 aggregating elements that promote synergies:

The digital platform that allows orchestrating all the operations and new concepts introduced;

The IUE that we aim to become a tool for structuring innovative urban logistics services.

Testimonials

Portugal needs to improve...

Our country is currently one of the countries in the world with the most green policies. However, even with all these efforts it still suffers from some gaps, especially in the area of freight transport, as Portugal is currently in 22nd place in Europe according to the business magazine 2021/22.

This problem needs to be addressed because our health also depends on it.
Fortunately there are different ways around this situation in order to pollute our atmosphere less and less. So the alternatives are to change the means of transport used or to use efficient logistics.

But then what is efficient logistics?

In short, logistical efficiency is an optimization of its performance in order to minimize errors and costs. Currently, the character of efficient logistics has evolved to another level, and logistics that add importance to the reduction of pollutant gases emitted into the atmosphere are also considered efficient.

In our particular case, efficient logistics involves reducing the number of trips that need to be made. And this is where our project comes into play.
And this is where our project comes into play.

A journey together...

In partnership with Delta Post we were able to create a solution for this problem. In a nutshell, all orders made for the participating parishes will be delivered to a specific sorting point and from that point the orders will be gathered in order to minimize the number of trips needed during the day. But don't worry, you will receive your order on the same day it was dropped off. Our goal is to decrease the ecological footprint and not to leave you more time waiting for your order. And no, this type of orders will not be compatible, for now, with meal deliveries where speed is the most important thing.

The moment when
you pick up your orders....

Ok, now you must be wondering, where are they going to leave all these packages?
The answer is simple: a specific safe has been installed at your address for this project and it is there that you will pick up your orders using your IUE code.

The moment when
you pick up your orders....

Ok, now you must be wondering, where are they going to leave all these packages?
The answer is simple: a specific safe has been installed at your address for this project and it is there that you will pick up your orders using your IUE code.

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