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Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

Despite limitations in some fleet applications, most companies are open to the idea of adopting electric vehicles (EV) to make their fleet operations more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint and reducing GHG emissions.

July 18, 2019

Ongoing Strong Economy to Bolster 2020-MY Fleet Orders

Ongoing Strong Economy to Bolster 2020-MY Fleet Orders

The majority of fleets report new-vehicle acquisitions will continue to be elevated due to strong business growth, comparable to MY-2019, with most forecasting an increase or continuation of similar order volume in MY-2020.

July 16, 2019

Practicing Goal-Oriented Proactive Fleet Management
15 Ways to Improve Order-to-Delivery for the Next Model Year
Strong U.S. Economy to Drive 2019-MY Fleet Orders

Strong U.S. Economy to Drive 2019-MY Fleet Orders

The forecast for the 2019 model-year indicates it will be a strong asset acquisition year for the commercial fleet segment, which is comprised of 6.3 million light-duty vehicles in operation.

September 4, 2018

The Disconnect Between Fleet Managers & Procurement Managers

The Disconnect Between Fleet Managers & Procurement Managers

Most in procurement take the position that fleet’s primary responsibility is to buy assets and services, which annually can range from millions to tens of millions of dollars in expenditures. This amount of corporate spend requires it be managed by someone with superb negotiation skills and proven procurement acumen.

July 16, 2018

2019-MY Buying Inclinations Driven by Strong Economy

2019-MY Buying Inclinations Driven by Strong Economy

The majority of fleets are reporting that their acquisition strategies are being stimulated by solid organic business growth, with most forecasting an increase or continuation of the same order volume in model-year 2019.

June 26, 2018

La Prairie Group Names Global Procurement Manager

Francesco Urso was named global procurement manager of indirects and procurement development for La Prairie Group AG in Volketswil in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland. He assumed this position in April.

June 25, 2018

Procurement’s Fixation on Hard Costs Misses Larger Soft Cost Savings

Procurement initiatives to reduce fleet cost structure primarily focus on hard costs with secondary consideration given to soft cost reduction. Some procurement teams often don’t appreciate the sizable impact of soft cost reductions and how they can lead to larger hard cost reductions.

June 3, 2018

Forces Threaten to Change Fleet From a Career to a Stepping Stone

Although fleet management is a relatively new career segment, changes are percolating that threaten to transform it from a career path to a corporate stepping stone. The confluence of three fleet megatrends will be the catalyst fueling this transition.

January 29, 2018

Fleet Will Need to Reinvent Itself as a New Vision of Fleet Management Emerges

Over the past several decades, the purchasing managers of yesteryear reinvented themselves into procurement professionals whose function is now viewed as a strategic asset that provides a competitive advantage to a corporation. Can fleet management, likewise, elevate its perceived value to a corporation, especially in the eyes of its senior management? I say yes, and the timing is right to do so.

November 14, 2017

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