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Supply chain management methodology

Building strategic relationships that drive value

As your Fleet Management partner, you put your trust in us to manage your fleet spend wisely. That's why we build relationships with suppliers through a rigorous methodology – offering a highly vetted and actively managed supply chain that creates value for your fleet while procuring the equipment and services you need. Our strategically selected partners can assist with vehicle acquisition and upfitting, repairs and maintenance, licensing and title, remarketing and more – to help you realize maximum value and reduce risk across the fleet lifecycle.

Optimized and accountable

Our team of sourcing experts closely monitor the supply categories that are critically tied to the success of your business, such as fuel, tires, glass, upfitting, rental, quick lube and roadside. We then build strategic partnerships to ensure that our entire supply chain is optimized and accountable to meet the dynamic needs of your fleet.

Comprehensive supplier network

Supply chain management methodology - Element Fleet

Exceptional economic value

Our proactively managed network provides access to thousands of preferred vendors with pre-negotiated pricing, contracted terms and standardized warranties. This network model helps ensure service is accurate and spend is consistent –helping you reduce risk while improving asset productivity.

  • Nearly 40,000 managed supplier partners
  • More than 200 ASE-certified representatives across 6 North American customer care centers for consultation and service negotiation
  • No-cost value-adds like vehicle pick-up and delivery service

Superior service quality

Our network suppliers are rigorously and thoroughly vetted to ensure they meet our strict quality standards. And we have a team of regional field managers whose sole focus is ensuring those suppliers continue to deliver on their contracted requirements – so you, your drivers and their vehicles always receive the best service possible.

  • Strategic network management to ensure locations and capabilities meet customer needs
  • Continuous supplier evaluation to monitor service delivery and performance
  • Ability to accommodate unique program needs

Data-driven spend optimization

Our technology platform provides near-real-time analytics, benchmarking and predictive modeling data to give you both big-picture and line-item insight into your supplier spend. Our strategic consultants can then partner with you to optimize spend across your fleet, from vehicle acquisition to replacement planning and everything in between.

  • Proactive cost analysis and lifecycle planning
  • Visibility and trend-mapping across suppliers and transactions
  • Near-real-time access to data

Enhanced connectivity

We continue to work with our network suppliers on technology enhancements designed to make doing business even easier. Today, for example, supplier locater results are filtered by ratings and relevance to help drivers choose the best provider for their specific need. And we’re advancing the value of the connected car with features like online scheduling and an automated approval process. Tomorrow we’ll look for ways to incorporate machine learning to further assist decision-making models. That's our commitment to continuous innovation.

  • Established relationships with partners committed to innovation
  • Evolving relationships with on-site and mobile service providers
  • Forward-looking, future-proof technology infrastructure
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