Over the decades, procurement has become more and more involved in sourcing fleet assets. Initially, procurement started with lower-hanging fruit, primarily company cars, but now it’s going further up the asset chain in sourcing more complex vocational fleet vehicles.
New Vehicle Shortages Puts Emphasis On Increased Fleet SMR Schedules
The ongoing semiconductor shortages, with the resultant delays on new vehicles, is impacting fleet replacement cycles. As a result, many fleets are now facing lifecycle extensions as shortage of replacement vehicles becomes a pressing issue, which in turn places a premium on Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) schedules.