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Upfitting a vehicle is a process that requires thought and consideration. It is essential that fleet managers and all suppliers collaborate on upfits. In the final analysis, there are four proven strategies that will expedite OTD for upfits.

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Upfitter OTD Impacted by Labor & Parts Shortages

Upfitters have been battered by inconsistent chassis deliveries from the OEMs, back-ordered parts, widespread labor shortages, constraints on ordering pre-fabricated parts, and higher expenses for aluminum and steel.

Unprecedented Supply Constraints Disrupt 2021 OTD

There were a slew of OEM‐related ordering, production, and cancellation challenges. Throughout the model-year, there were large shifts in buildout times as well as a number of post‐buildout cancellations of accepted orders.

Current Q1 2021 Fleet Trends

Topics discussed include the ongoing supply constraints and impact on fleet OTD; analysis and forecasts of the shortage of automotive semiconductors; and growing concern about rising fuel prices.

Ways to Improve Fleet Order-to-Delivery Times

Topics discussed included the state of 2021-MY vehicle orders; how to minimize order-to-delivery times, how fleets can expedite turnaround time with upfitters, and forecasts for 2021 fleet ordering. 

Ways to Improve Fleet Order-to-Delivery Times

Today's video looks at the state of 2021-MY vehicle orders; how to minimize order-to-delivery times, how fleets can expedite turnaround time with upfitters, and forecasts for 2021 fleet ordering. 

OTD Goes From Bad to Worse in MY-2020

During the pre-pandemic period, 2020 OTD became extended due to a GM strike and strong order demand. The onset of the pandemic nearly halted OTD by idling non-essential fleets and closure of all OEM assembly plants.

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