There’s little argument that in today’s fleet operations, data has become king and is the key element improving every aspect of fleet operations, including monitoring and measuring efficiency, safety and maintenance. But how do you gather crucial fleet maintenance data and integrate the information into the entire data stream to create intelligence that will improve fleet operations?
Drowning in Data
Without a tactical plan to harness the power of all the data coming in, fleet managers and leadership will end up with a lot of noise and limited insight. That’s where Amerit comes in handy – The management of our technicians through standard processes, training, and mandatory interaction with a fleet management system (FMS) yields the kind of dashboard data that many fleet operators rely on to make complex and time-sensitive decisions.
When clients are using our FMS, our Account Management team has the ability to decipher a fleet’s incoming data into actionable direction. Not only can they identify what types of real-time data are significant and impactful but they are also able to provide insight on steps that must be taken to see positive results to improve the overall bottom line of a fleet’s operations. Through establishing specific key performance indicators (KPI’s) with our clients, we are able to monitor and evaluate what data is the most important to ensure our clients are on target to meeting their company goals.
Diving into the Maintenance Data Pool
Amerit utilizes a customizable client KPI portal to consolidate incoming maintenance data into a graphical dashboard, allowing real-time visibility. The account management team first consults with clients, helping identify areas impacting their fleet the most. KPI reports essential to their fleet operations are created, enabling us to drill down with precision and accuracy into the exact reasons a fleet is experiencing major costs.
Every fleet is different and the data that needs to be captured is dependent on the specific needs of the fleet. However, common KPI areas include:
- PM compliance/currency
- Expense/repair cost
- Out of service reports
- Direct vs. indirect hours
- Task repeats
- 3rd party vendor cost
Fleet Maintenance Data: Accuracy and Access
Having consistent, quality fleet maintenance data available will allow leadership to make the right decisions quickly, resulting in cost savings and a positive impact on the organization’s overall bottom line. If you need help making the right decisions for your fleet and are interested in partnering with Amerit, contact us today.