By Reinier Willems, International Marketing Director, LeasePlan International
In our last blog post, we talked about how data-driven insights help drive global fleet management value. But getting ahold of those insights is only the first step.
To actually start getting value from them, you need to turn this knowledge into action. So what skills do you need to do this? And what’s the best way to get them?
Turning insight into action
When we talk about fleet value, we’re not just talking about direct savings. Putting your insights to use can help you improve productivity, increase vehicle and driver uptime, and keep valued employees on board. That’s real fleet and business value.
Putting your insights to use requires some expert knowledge. Someone with the right skills and expertise can take your insights, apply them to your situation, and use that information to make informed decisions that help balance costs, driver satisfaction and environmental responsibility.
Getting the skills you need
If you want to gain that kind of expert knowledge, you’ve got a couple of basic options:
Developing the skills in-house can be an expensive investment, but it does give you complete control and uninhibited access to the advice you need, when you need it most.
On the flipside, using a proven partner enables you to tap into a source of consolidated expertise, calling on experience from helping other companies inside and outside of your industry.
Both are viable options, but however you slice it, these skills are an essential part of your global fleet strategy.
From insight to advice, and from advice to fleet policy
One of the times when insight-driven advice is most useful is when you’re developing or reviewing your global fleet policy. Information on your productivity, processes and emissions can fuel smarter decision-making when it comes to rolling out new policies and best practices across your global fleet.
By examining your insights and looking at areas where there is room for improvement, you can create policies that are targeted towards the processes where you can create the best business value.
The bottom line benefits
Expert advice is an intangible commodity – but the benefits and value it helps deliver certainly are not. At LeasePlan, we’ve seen insight driven advice helps companies:
• Create a harmonized and standardized global fleet policy, with all local considerations accounted for
• Create a framework for reducing and avoiding costs
• Reduce CO2 emissions through smarter management and vehicle selection
• Improve driver safety and comfort
As we mentioned before, if you want to improve your global fleet management, the first step is to understand your current situation. Insights grant you that visibility, but it’s the guidance that they result in which really shows you how things can be changed for the better.