Exel, its partners at Chrysler’s Mopar brand and other transportation providers have earned the Chrysler Environmental Leadership Award for innovation and dedication to reducing the environmental impact of the company’s products and facilities. Mopar is Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer care brand.
The collaborative project, which redesigned the dedicated delivery service (DDS) to dealers, set goals to reduce environmental impact, cut costs and improve service. The award came in the Product Related Environmental Protection category for achievement of significant results in each area, including eliminating about 7,300 metric tons of CO2 by eliminating more than 4.6 million miles in delivery routes to save more than 722,000 gallons of fuel; reducing costs by a total of $8.1 million in logistics, fuel and services; and improving service, including on-time deliveries, order response times and reduced complexity.
Westerville, Ohio-based Exel operates seven of 12 Mopar networks across the country and played a role in achieving the project’s goals by redesigning delivery routes to reduce miles driven, thus saving fuel and slashing greenhouse emissions. “We have worked with Chrysler for the past 20 years to provide dedicated delivery solutions, and we are proud to be part of the Mopar team that’s earned this recognition,” says Brian Deffet, Exel’s vice president of operations for the automotive industry. “We are always looking for ways to proactively optimize our networks, respond to market changes and advance the sustainability of the supply chain.”