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Global fleet strategy for material handling equipment relies on harmonization

Thursday, September 17, 2015

By: Keith Trumbull, Vice President, Material Handling Equipment, Element Fleet Management

We have a number of fleet management customers who have global operations, including material handling equipment in a number of different countries. Getting your arms around equipment inventory and costs in ONE country can be difficult enough; doing it on a global basis may be even more so. But in order to perform efficiently on a global basis, it’s something more and more fleet managers are being asked to do.

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I thought I’d share some of our tips on developing a global strategy for your equipment. They have been published as one of our monthly articles in Fleet Management Weekly. This one is entitled:

Global material handling equipment strategy relies on harmonization

The tips include:

  1. Develop an understanding of material handling equipment on a country level
  2. Identify corporate objectives
  3. Develop a global team
  4. Deploy standards

For more information on each of these, I encourage you to read the whole article.

And if you’ve missed any of our previous articles about material handling equipment, we’re starting to create a pretty comprehensive guide to best practices. Check them out below:

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Got material handling equipment in your fleet? Get a grip on understanding costs associated with them:

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Material handling trends for 2015
When it comes to managing material handling equipment, what trends are we seeing for 2015?

Fleet asset management: Material Handling Equipment 101
Find out the 3 most important questions to consider in successfully managing these assets.

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