Automotive Fleet
September 7, 2021

7 Acquisition Strategies to Enhance 2022 Product Availability

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The 70th State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers an updated look at the state of the fleet market as presented by Automotive Fleet Editor Mike Antich.

Today's topics include:

  • 90% of 2021 fleet models ordered between March 1 to August 16, 2021, have yet to be delivered to a dealer.
  • Latest warning that chip shortage may extend into CY-2022.
  • Seven acquisition strategies to mitigate the impact of supply constraints.
  • Need to structure next year’s budget to accommodate anticipated price increases.

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⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 Introduction
1:08 The Magnitude of the Supply Chain Disruption
2:25 Concerns Over Early Fleet Orders
2:52 The Toshiba Bomb Shell
3:44 What Are Power Regulating Chips?
4:52 Underestimating the Microchip Shortage
5:30 7 Vehicle Acquisition Strategies to Mitigate Supply Constraints
9:26 Be Proactive. Be Creative.


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