Introduction To Fleet Management Programme

Introduction

The fleet management course will start by outlining what efficient fleet management entails.

The training course then describes the components of stringent fleet and driver safety programs and experiment with different capital budgeting and distribution routing techniques.

In addition to this environment, fleet managers have to manage a variety of people including direct reports, and they also have to ‘manoeuvre’ across other departments such as sales finance and HR departments.

At the same time, they need to know how to deal with top management in order to negotiate resources for the fleet – this is simply another level of management. This course provides a framework for fleet management professionals.

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to demonstrate a variety of knowledge and experience to effectively manage the operation of commercial vehicle fleets at different levels of seniority and responsibility.

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Background

Fleet operations can account for over 70% of an organization’s logistics costs. It is critical that an organization gets the transportation function right, if growth and continuity are to happen. Fleet management is one of the most demanding jobs in the transport industry.

It requires expert knowledge, continuous knowledge improvement, resilience and excellent people skills. It’s a fast-paced industry with random advances in vehicles and logistics systems which means fleet managers have to continuously adapt. Fleet and transport management includes many functions, including vehicle finance and maintenance, vehicle tracking and tracing, driver management as well as fuel and health and safety management.

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Programme Structure

Fleet Management Perspective
Concept of fleet management, fleet manager’s role & profile
Motor Vehicle Fleet Management
Allocation criteria & transport requisition, assignment of use, authorization and responsibility of vehicle users
Vehicle and Fleet Costing
Fleet costs & cost ratios, daily record sheet, vehicle record sheet with fuel and oil, Tire types and tire cost rates
Fuel Administration and Control
Adequacy of existing fuel systems, fuel on cost minimization with fuel card, fraud detection on fuel purchase, dispensing and consumption, monitoring using FMIS (Fleet Management Information Systems).
Vehicle and Fleet Costing
Fleet costs & cost ratios, daily record sheet, vehicle record sheet with fuel and oil, Tire types and tire cost rates
Introduction to Accident Investigation & Reconstruction
ON-desk & ON-scene investigation techniques, critical factors & point of collision, braking efficiency & stopping distances, reaction time, tire marks & road surface tests.
Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance
Role of preventative maintenance programs in reducing costs, development of effective Program management programs, vehicle inspection criteria & types of inspections.
Key Performance Indicators (KPI’S) and Reporting
Fleet cost KPI’s, operational & fleet usage KPI’s, service & compliance KPI’s, management analysis & reporting.
Journey Management
Journey planning, mapping & route hazard analysis, shift & trip patterns, and journey dispatch & service delivery.
People Management
Dealing with top management, direct reports, other departments and you, supplier management, self-management.

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Programme Delivery

This course uses a variety of individual exercises, team exercises and case studies.

It also leverages a series of videos portraying the latest transportation management systems.

The group will actually do real time demonstration of lessons learnt. The training is highly experiential.

Programme Objectives
  • Participants will enhance their knowledge and understanding of fleet and transport management.
  • Pass the required skill, confidence and experience to work with various software applications to increase process efficiency and accuracy.
  • Give the participants the knowledge and exposure to audit existing processes of the organization and make enhancements for overall efficiency and productivity.
  • Pass the knowledge on the required experience and skill to contribute to on-time delivery of raw materials and/or finished products, thus contributing to organizational growth and client satisfaction.
  • Participants will get the understanding, exposure and perspective for effective driver and supplier evaluation and selection, thereby ensuring sustainability and consistency in good performance.
  • Participants will have the ability to manage risks and address challenges to help seamless transport and movement of goods and people.
  • Participants will have the necessary knowledge and understanding to track and improve workshop productivity.
  • Participants will have the skill and knowledge to ensure employees safety for fleet and transport management.
  • Participants will have the necessary skills to deal with top management, other colleagues and those that report directly to them.
Target Participants
  • Transport managers / officers
  • Fleet safety managers / supervisors and coordinators
  • Maintenance managers and supervisors
  • Transport planners and coordinators
  • Logistics managers
  • Project managers for NGO’s
  • Route inspectors
  • Administration managers
  • Safety managers
  • Fleet operations professionals
  • Operations professionals
Key Benefits
  • Fleet management
  • Vehicle management
  • Journey management
  • Driver management
  • Load management
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction-root cause analysis
  • Risk management
  • Reputation management
  • People management