Before the Toyota Production System hit Scania, deliveries on the railway entered Scania's Chassis Assembling Area via a railway track.
The railway track entering the Scania Chassis Assembling Area is a remaining part of NORRA SÖDERMANLANDS JÄRNVÄG between the Central Station and Uthamnen which was built in 1891.
Vabis, later renamed ScaniaVabis, later renamed Scania began as a factory for railway wagons (railroad cars) and was therefore placed at the railway between Södertälje Central and Uthamnen.
After rail transport to Volkswagen's spare parts warehouse in B270 and Scania's gas tank ceased, the rail connection was broken in 2016.
As a result of CEO Leif Östling's study visit to a Toyota factory in the USA, TPS was introduced including Just-in-time at Scania.
Minimal buffer storage is central to Just-in-time, which is one of the ideas in the Toyota Production System, at Scania renamed SPS.
By minimizing the time that components are transported or in stock, the cost of capital tied up in stock is reduced.
With Just-in-time, production becomes sensitive to delivery delays.
A train delay has a greater impact on the component flow than a delay for one of several trucks (lorries).
Scania stopped buying rail transport.
Scania relies almost entirely on truck transport.
Hundreds of trucks with goods come and go every day to or from Scania in Södertälje.
Scania's purchase of transport is not compatible with the pursuit of a better environment
Scania's customers, for the most part truck companies, do not push for Scania to reduce its transport by truck.
Scania is worst in class in terms of environmentally friendly transport.
By rail Volvo Cars transports finished cars from Ghent to China and car bodies from Olofström to Gothenburg and Ghent.
By rail AB Volvo transports truck cabins from Umeå to Gothenburg.
The UN's climate target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from traffic by 70 per cent by 2030.
In 2018, truck traffic in Sweden increased greenhouse gas emissions with a preliminary 0.5 per cent
and road traffic on the road network increased by just under 3 per cent according to the Swedish Transport Administration.
The transport sector is one of the areas in Sweden where we have the greatest opportunities to reduce emissions.