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Supply Chain Management

How to Reduce Costs and Maintain an Efficient Fleet

The procurement function of researching, negotiating contracts, and purchasing fleet vehicles must harmonize with the management of those assets, so the corporation can achieve the most efficient and best utilization of a fleet’s vehicle lifecycle.

Why the Fleet Manager Should be the Gatekeeper to Procurement

The strategic procurement process typically involves a multifunctional sourcing team. This cross-functional team often designates a “gatekeeper” responsible for controlling the flow of information to the group. When selecting a fleet supplier, I strongly believe the fleet manager needs to be the gatekeeper. Here are the arguments supporting this assertion.

Managing Fleet with a Long-Term Perspective

If you implement fleet programs that contribute to the achievement of overall company-wide goals, you will get the attention (and praise) of senior management. You must view vehicle acquisition, replacement planning, funding alternatives, and sourcing alliances with manufacturers and suppliers as high-level strategic corporate decisions. Without long-term planning, it is impossible to have a well-managed fleet.

Penske Logistics Honored by Whirlpool Corporation

Penske Logistics has been designated as a 2014 Special Services Supplier of the Year by Whirlpool Corp. for its ability to provide exemplary contributions to the company's integrated supply chain, Penske has announced.

Logistics Company Launches Cargo Tracking Tech in Brazil

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has launched Orion Mobility, an application that is part of Orion TMS (Transportation Management System), which is designed to enhance the quality of its services in the Brazilian ground transport market.