My series of articles in Fleet Management Weekly continues with a discussion of how you manage your material handling equipment. The most common ways to handle your fleet assets is to partner with a select manufacturer or to allow warehouse managers to oversee the equipment at each location.
In the article, I talk about a different method – one that is proving to be very effective for a number of companies that operate material handling equipment. “Brand independent” management – which means not being aligned with a specific manufacturer or brand – is worth taking a look at if you’re interested in increasing visibility into your overall equipment spend, enhancing consistency in policies and capabilities, reducing equipment maintenance costs and more. I point out four reasons to consider this method of organizing and operating your fleet assets:
Let me know what you think!
Here are the other articles in my Fleet Management Weekly series of article about fleet equipment. I hope you find them useful: