Fleet Strategy allows our clients to focus on their priorities.
Fleet covers a number of inter-related areas such as company cars, commercial vehicles, HGV’s, hired vehicles, cash allowance drivers, grey fleet, motorbikes and material handling equipment.
The stakeholders with an input into the fleet strategy include representatives from Operations, Finance, HR, Procurement, Payroll and Health and Safety.
We know that each business is unique and requires a bespoke fleet strategy to meet the needs of the organization.
We work collaboratively with our customers, gaining an understanding of the business, challenging where appropriate and developing a realistic and deliverable strategy which adapts as circumstances change.
The strategy process starts with getting a thorough understanding of our clients business by asking questions such as:
1. What is the purpose of the fleet and how does it align to the overall business objectives both now and in the future?
2. How to operate the fleet effectively and safely?
3. How do I fund the fleet and operate it in a cost effective manner?
4. How do I control the risk associated with the fleet?
5. How do I ensure the fleet is fit for purpose?
6. How do I incorporate the external factors such as Covid-19, IFRS16, Brexit and moves to broader mobility management?
Fleet Strategy Review Process
Our Fleet Strategy Framework uses a robust three step methodology. The output is comprehensive and measurable against the business objectives.
Phase 1 | Diagnostic
The diagnostic starts with engaging all stakeholders who are impacted directly or indirectly by fleet operations. It is essential people buy-in to the fleet strategy process
Baseline current costs and produce a map of operational processes.
Analyze existing processes to identify gaps in performance or opportunities for development
Review overall business strategy and map on how this will impact the fleet in the short, medium and long term
Review current costs, supply chain contracts and supplier performance measures.
Develop options for change reflecting the internal and external environments. Have the board sign off the options and authorise the proposed strategy.
Phase 2 | Change Management
Use a robust change management framework to plan out the fleet strategy delivery. Identify key stakeholders and ensure they have time to support the project at the right times.
Speak with the current supply base to let them know what the strategy is and identify how they are able to support the process.
Where gaps in supplier capabilities or delivery are identified, run the procurement process to identify alternative suppliers.
Communicate progress to stakeholders during the change highlighting when the changes will impact different groups.
Implement process efficiencies through the new or existing supply chain to support the strategy.
Phase 3 | Ongoing Fleet Management
Create a robust Supplier Management (SRM) process through effective KPI’s and SLA’s.
Gather driver feedback through surveys and forum discussions.
Track the benefits of the new strategy against the expected forecast.
Benchmark policy, process and price to ensure these elements continue to align to the strategy.
Provide effective management information to stakeholders to keep them in the loop.
Why choose us?
30+ years of fleet strategy consultancy experience
Robust and proven consultancy process coupled with exceptional knowledge of the market
We always deliver a high return on your investment
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