Mercury is committed to providing fleet management professionals with valuable resources to assist them in their efforts in achieving industry excellence. One of the many resources that we provide is information through fleet management presentations at industry seminars, workshops, conferences, and other special events. As experts in every facet of fleet management, our team of consultants is frequently invited to discuss emerging issues, complex topics, and new solutions.
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This presentation covers the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST) requirements for gathering data, elements that are required, and methods of checking and validating fleet data to ensure accuracy and reliability. Current fleet management trends are discussed.
Best Practices, Cost Control, Fleet Basics, Information Systems, Lifecycle, Maintenance, Replacement
This seminar offers a thorough introduction to the most important elements of an effective fleet management program. This workshop is designed for or those who are new to fleet management or are a business owner, agency director, or procurement or finance official who serves as the de facto fleet manager in an organization. Topics include maintenance program design and shop operations management; outsourcing and supplier management; performance measurement and benchmarking; managing vehicle total cost of ownership; and fleet replacement.
This session explains performance measurements in terms of attributes of conditions, activities, or performance. Differences between performance measures, performance statistics, benchmark, and benchmarking are discussed. The presenter provides a process for using performance measurement to evaluate business practices, including an example using in-house parts management. Sample performance measures are provided.
This workshop contains all of the fundamentals of professional fleet management with a focus on how telematics solutions can support the management of fleet costs. The instructors define a scientific approach towards fleet management, the elements of an effective fleet management program, key trends in the industry, strategies for managing fleet performance and costs — including identifying costs and managing suppliers, and replacement planning. The importance of using performance measurement and benchmarking is also covered.
This panel discussion addresses differences between buyer and vendor perspectives on global RFPs. Speakers address what makes a great RFP from the buyer and supplier perspectives, why pre-bid meetings and relationship building is important, and examples of both success and failures.
This presentation will examine ways to reduce fleet costs, especially by examining fleet rightsizing, alternative fuels, lease vs. buy, and the creation of a fleet management plan. It examines the statistics of fuel usage and lifecycle costs, as well as the optimized replacement cycle and the downfalls of ignoring depreciation.
Many organizations deferred capital investments through the global economic recession, resulting in a substantial backlog of fleet assets that are due or past due for replacement. Now that the recession has passed, fleet managers must develop strategies to renew their aging fleet. This presentation introduces several concepts and methods for reducing your fleet replacement backlog.
Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM) allows fleet managers to examine each vehicle in their fleet by GSA type, within the context of the organization's fleet, and using survey and inventory data. Rightsizing instructions should be provided based on utilization and criticality, and a functional VAM will also be able to identify the potential of alternative fuels.
The Federal ASTM guide promotes considerations for the management of fleet assets in the context of mission needs and asset capabilities. Measurement and management of fleet program effectiveness can result in increased asset utilization, cost savings, asset life, and mission effectiveness.
Synopsis In an era of ever-tightening fleet budgets, rightsizing has become the go-to strategy for squeezing greater cost-efficiencies out of vehicle fleets, without diminishing service to customers. But achieving the proper balance between vehicle inventory and service levels is often easier said than done because it's never a one-time job. As the needs of the business change, so do vehicle requirements. This presentation will show fleet managers how to determine the optimal size for their fleets at any given time – and how to get there. The Federal ASTM guide promotes considerations for the management of fleet assets in the context of mission needs and asset capabilities. Measurement and management of fleet program effectiveness can result in increased asset utilization, cost savings, asset life, and mission effectiveness. This presentation covers the principles of vehicle and fleet replacement, including the City of Baltimore fleet replacement practices in 2012, how a case was made for fleet modernization, implementing a plan for modernization, improvements made, and lessons learned.
This workshop covers the importance of fleet metrics and the types of metrics that are needed to efficiently manage a fleet operation and communicate results with senior leadership.