Introduction to Fleet Management
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Introduction to Fleet Management

How to run a world class cost effective fleet of vehicles
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Created by Sivile Mbekeni
Last updated 2/2017
English
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the concepts of Fleet Management as a discipline and related applicable scientific principles
  • Formulate a Fleet Policy and have a full view of critical policy issues that have to be included in that fleet policy
  • Learn about the fleet life cycle and how intertwined and interdependent the life cycle stages are on one another
  • Discover different methods of financing your fleet and also learn how to calculate total fleet costing, insurance premium calculations and other key techniques necessary to manage any fleet environment better
  • Discover risk issues facing your fleet operation, how to evaluate risk and proactively take actions that allow you to make educated decisions on how to transfer risk cost effectively
  • Learn how to perform critical expense control calculations for fuel, maintenance, depreciation, tyres
  • Implement interventions that will bring about visible changes in your operation
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Requirements
  • No additional material or software is needed.
  • Just the understanding of some basic vehicle management/operations is sufficient; one must be currently working with vehicles or aspiring to get involved in Fleet Management.
  • In the beginning of this course I ask some critical questions about one’s current fleet situation. The rest of the course answers those questions thus providing an insight to doing things differently going forward. Being Alert, taking a lot of notes and consistently reviewing one’s operation is a must.
Description

This course is designed for Fleet Owners, Company Directors, Fleet Managers, Finance Managers, Fleet Administrators/ Supervisors who are seasoned professional in different facets of the business. It is also designed for people who are starting up in Fleet Management and aspire to be Fleet Managers one day. All these professionals share an interest to bring down their operation's Fleet operating expenses.

By the end of this course you will be able to:-

Understand the concepts of Fleet Management as a discipline and related applicable scientific principles

Formulate a Fleet Policy and have a full view of critical policy issues that have to be included in that fleet policy

Learn about the fleet life cycle and how intertwined and interdependent the life cycle stages are on one another

Discover different methods of financing your fleet and also learn how to calculate total fleet costing, insurance premium calculations and other key techniques necessary to manage any fleet environment better

Discover risk issues facing your fleet operation, how to evaluate risk and proactively take actions that allow you to make educated decisions on how to transfer risk cost effectively 

Learn how to perform critical expense control calculations for fuel, maintenance, depreciation, tyres

Implement interventions that will bring about visible changes in your operation

Who is the target audience?
  • The Business Owner who is concerned about cost containment and as such wants to be hands on in the daily Fleet Operations of his/ her business.
  • Beginners and intermediate students who want to up-skill their knowledge base on the subject
  • Fleet Manager who wants to have more control of his/her Fleet and make improvements. The Fleet Supervisor or aspiring Fleet Manager who wants to improve his /her skill base and expertise to bring about some operational efficiencies
  • Seasoned professionals in various facets of the business like HR, Finance, Sales and Marketing, who because of their work naturally have an interest in fleet management
  • This course is not for someone who wants an overnight solution to some serious challenges in their environments. Fleet Management is a developed discipline with principles and needs time, practice and application. However within weeks, if applied properly, you will start improving your operations, saving money and making a noticeable contribution in your environment
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
03:50:18
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Lecture 1 Introduction to Fleet Management
1 Lecture 07:28

In this very opening lecture you will be able to understand what Fleet Management is and also know what it is not. You will be able to understand the underlying principles that form the discipline

Preview 07:28

Define Fleet Management and its relevance to your current environment

Do you understand what Fleet Management is?
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Lecture 2 Why is Fleet Management Important?
1 Lecture 04:57

In this section you will be able to understand the importance of Fleet Management, its origins, evolution and how it has become such an important aspect for every business

Preview 04:57

Explain in your own understanding, the evolution of Fleet Management in your country. Also explain why Fleet Management is important by outlining the benefits of what you are likely to achieve

The Origins of Fleet Management
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Lecture 3 - Three Main Functions of a Fleet Manager
1 Lecture 04:38

In this section you will learn the 3 most important functions of a Fleet Manager (With no vision to achieve these, the Fleet Manager would be without goals to the other departments whom he supports)

3 Main Functions of a Fleet Manager
04:38

Without changing anything in your current environment, compare the current roles of the Fleet Manager and those outlined in this course. Being more detailed in the functional deliverables of the former will help you at implementation stage

Do you have clearly defined roles for a Fleet Manager/ Supervisor?
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Lecture 4 Fleet Analysis and Operations Survey
1 Lecture 07:13

You will discover the benefits of performing fleet analysis and fleet survey. The Fleet Manager will also understand the status of the fleet and how to proceed into the desired operational environment

Fleet Analysis and Operations Survey
07:13

List the benefits of performing Fleet Audits, Fleet Analysis and Operational Survey. List the items that you found out in your own Fleet audit that you performed that you would not have discovered regarding the vehicles

Please bear in mind that the biggest amount of time in this course should be spent answering the questions asked as this section forms the foundation to understanding fundamental principles and techniques involved in Fleet Management

What is the condition and location of my Fleet of Vehicles
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Lecture 5 - Part 1 Critical Questions Regarding Current Fleet Operations
2 Lectures 10:13

In this section you will learn how far apart your operations are from real Fleet Management Practices. As you answer these questions you will realize how close you are to better controls 

Part 1 Critical Questions Regarding Current Fleet Operations
05:30

Part 2 Critical Questions Regarding Current Fleet Operations
04:43

Before you proceed with the rest of the course, Please answer the questions honestly by using your current operations as a point of reference and put your answers aside.   After completing the course and as you start implementing some changes in certain areas of your business, revisit the answers you initially gave and amend them with new answers consisting of the new discovered methods

Comparing your environment to true Fleet Management
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Lecture 6 The Fleet Life Cycle
1 Lecture 06:38

As a discipline, Fleet Management has a Life Cycle too. This section will teach you the systematic processes and stages to be followed in order to run a cost effective fleet operation

The Fleet Life Cycle
06:38

These examples below seek to assist you understand the function and the sequence of the Fleet Life Cycle

  • Formulate and implement your company Fleet Policy
  • Select vehicles for your company taking into consideration selection criteria
  • Follow the guidelines and decide how to procure vehicles
  • Place specific focus on financing decisions in order to finance vehicles
  • To reduce or eliminate risks associated with asset loss and damage, ensure vehicles are insured
  • Manage all maintenance related aspect of the Fleet for the entire life of the vehicles
  • Calculate and manage fuel costs for the entire life of the vehicles
  •  Draft a policy that outlines when vehicle are going to be replaced
  • Plan and coordinate when and how vehicles are going to be sold or re-marketed (Disposed)
  • At the center of all the above points is administration and the ongoing control of expenses, ensure that processes, procedures and controls are in place to facilitate such management
Example for processes to be established using the Fleet Life Cycle approach
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Lecture 7 Impact of Each Fleet Life Stage on Fleet Operations
1 Lecture 06:49

 From the 10 Fleet Life Cycle Stages of Fleet Management you will learn how each stage depends on the proficiency of other stages and how the operation sufferers if this chain is ignored

Impact of Each Fleet Life Stage on Fleet Operations
06:49

In a table format list a minimum of 9 reasons per stage, why you think each stage is dependent on the other (Also state what is likely to happen if the interdependence was ignored)

How do you ensure that the interdependence of the Stages on one another exists
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Lecture 8 Stage 1 - Fleet Policy and Its Purpose
1 Lecture 02:42

This section helps you discover how to put together a professional Fleet Policy that is inclusive of all departmental objectives.  You will also learn what a Fleet Policy is and its purpose 

Fleet Policy and Its Purpose
02:42

Explain in detail why a Fleet Policy has to be formulated and managed?

Putting together a comprehensive Fleet Policy
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Lecture 9 Stage 1 - Fleet Issues to be Included In the Policy
2 Lectures 18:36

Here you will learn about almost 30 fleet issues that need to be taken into consideration when any company puts together a Fleet Policy. Without an inclusion of these, the policy would be incomplete

Part 1 Fleet Issues to be Included In the Policy
08:54

Part 2 Fleet Issues to be Included In the Policy
09:42

With reference to issues that need to be included in the Fleet Policy explain how you would go about putting together a comprehensive Fleet Policy. Also take into consideration the incorporation of all the Life Cycle Stages into the Fleet Policy

Describe what your anticipated role for the Legal Expert and external Fleet Consultant would be during the Fleet Policy formulation stage

Putting together a comprehensive Fleet Policy
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Lecture 10 Stage 2 - Vehicle Selection
1 Lecture 17:55

This section explores the most important criteria that should be used to select vehicles with special attention to the company needs and those of different users in the company

Lecture 10 Vehicle Selection
17:55

Example - If vehicles were selected in total disregard of manufacturer reputation and brand popularity, at resale, the less popular vehicles selected would sell for much less than popular vehicles would have been been sold for. Explain why this statement is important?

Differentiate between emotional and technical issues in the selection of vehicles in your fleet and explain how you would accommodate both?

How to select Vehicles
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About the Instructor
Sivile Mbekeni
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Fleet Specialist

About Us?

Quantum Fleet Solutions is a reputable, cutting edge and dynamic Fleet Management company specializing in providing customized hand and glove Fleet Solutions to our clients. Our approach involves a lot of face to face interaction with our clients who are mostly Fleet owners and employed professionals. We do this by providing quality training on broad Fleet Management subject matters facing most Fleet environments today. 

Our Expertise?

As subject matter experts and specialists we focus on turn around strategies through proven techniques and technology interventions in Total Fleet Cost Management and Fleet Risk Management for our clients. Sivile Mbekeni who is the Director has expensive experience which spans over more than 20 years in all facets of Fleet Management.

Our Mission?

We aim to continue providing superior and quality Fleet Management training globally on a broad range of topics and give our clients (students) an opportunity to learn, understand and adapt to the ever changing Fleet Industry.

The information we present is based on world proven Fleet Management scientific techniques and concepts that are universal across all continents and the step by step detailed approach is meant to assist our student improve their skills and save money.

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