Reducing wasted miles

  • Published: Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) (2015) (Accessed: 05/05/2017)
  • Authors: Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
  • Date Added: 17 May 2017
  • Last Update: 17 May 2017
  • Format: html


The aim is to inspire thinking in the industry to reduce wasted miles in the supply chain.


It presents solutions in the form of a “five to drive” scheme. It includes input from the ECR UK Reducing Wasted Miles workshop. It also draws on published industry research along with a new industry survey which draws on interviews with industry experts, academics and ECR board members.

Key Findings:

  • 14% of business identify reducing miles as their biggest cost saving opportunity.

  • 160 billion euros estimated in annual cost of road transport inefficiency in Europe.

  • Increase in congestion leads to an estimated at 18 to 34 seconds lost per vehicle mile by 2040.


ECR reducing wasted miles