About Nick Jones

Nick has over 15 years experience of the fleet industry working in a European consultancy role for GE Fleet Services, HSBC Vehicle Finance and Lex Autolease. Nick has also purchased fleet management services when he was Head of Sourcing, Fleet at procurement outsourcing company Xchanging and latterly Head Of Procurement, Logistics at the COOP.

December 2019

Fleet Management Outsourcing

2019-12-12T16:12:19+00:00

Fleet Management Outsourcing Fleet management outsourcing has grown in popularity in recent years.  At a time where there are cost challenges for most businesses, outsourcing is being used by businesses as a method of reducing the costs of providing fleet by outsourcing non-core activities. Outsourcing is the contracting to a third-party provider the management [...]

Fleet Management Outsourcing2019-12-12T16:12:19+00:00

Fleet Market PESTEL

2019-12-11T15:53:09+00:00

Fleet Market Pestel PESTEL (Political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental) analysis is a framework for businesses. This tool helps to identify the various external factors that might affect a business. The goal is to figure out just how the different factors influence business performance We look at how this is currently positioned for the [...]

Fleet Market PESTEL2019-12-11T15:53:09+00:00

Fleet Category Management

2019-12-12T16:06:35+00:00

Fleet Category Management In this blog we look at global fleet category management and approaches for fleet procurement professionals.  We have seen many different approaches from single sourcing across all countries to multi-bidding requirements in each country.  So, which one is best? Set the baseline Understand and measure the current fleet baseline.  This not only [...]

Fleet Category Management2019-12-12T16:06:35+00:00

15 Ways to reduce fleet costs

2019-12-12T16:13:24+00:00

15 ways to reduce fleet costs Fleet cost reduction is important for some organisations as it can be one of the largest costs to hit the profit and loss account. Management of these costs is not always easy as they tend to be in different parts of the accounts. Typically, the cost for each vehicle [...]

15 Ways to reduce fleet costs2019-12-12T16:13:24+00:00

November 2019

Changing Suppliers – realising the benefits

2019-12-02T14:17:08+00:00

Changing Suppliers - Realising the Benefits Why do you want to change? There can be many reasons for wanting to change suppliers.  Some suppliers can become stale if they have been the supplier for a long period of time or just a general breakdown in the relationship.  Some industries are being disrupted by new participants [...]

Changing Suppliers – realising the benefits2019-12-02T14:17:08+00:00

October 2019

How to reduce fleet carbon footprint

2019-12-11T11:32:20+00:00

How to reduce fleet carbon footprint Governments and businesses are putting and increasing effort onto reducing their impact on the environment.  Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is high on executive’s agendas not just from a public relations perspective but also to make their organisation attractive from a commercial perspective.  Legislation is impacting both at a European [...]

How to reduce fleet carbon footprint2019-12-11T11:32:20+00:00

10 steps to a successful fleet tender

2019-10-30T19:05:03+00:00

10 Steps to a Successful Fleet Tender Set the Strategy - what objectives are you trying to achieve from the process? Are you genuinely looking to change suppliers or are you wanting to check your lease rates are competitive?  Approaches to the market will vary according to strategic requirements Know the Market – invite suppliers [...]

10 steps to a successful fleet tender2019-10-30T19:05:03+00:00

Top 10 tips for fleet funding optimisation

2019-10-21T10:58:20+00:00

Top 10 tips for fleet funding optimisation  1. Regularly review your vehicle funding and acquisition method Review your vehicle funding and acquisition method on a regular basis. Revise calculations to reflect any changes in legislation or your companies’ position. This will help ensure you continue to use the most cost and tax efficient funding method. [...]

Top 10 tips for fleet funding optimisation2019-10-21T10:58:20+00:00

Category Management | The Power of Data

2019-10-07T14:09:30+00:00

Data is a major tool in the procurement toolbox to help make informed decisions in support of category management strategy. We take a look at the areas you can improve with the help of good structured data sets and informed analysis. Identify Opportunities for Savings Insight - data analysis can provide context, background and highlight [...]

Category Management | The Power of Data2019-10-07T14:09:30+00:00