September 15, 2017

High cost of vehicles: Motormasters to the rescue with Fleet Management Masterclass

High cost of vehicles: Motormasters to the rescue with  Fleet Management Masterclass

Toyota Corolla on display by Admiralty Motors Ltd

AS cost of acquring new vehicles in the country is getting out of reach of many companies and individuals, Motormasters, a subsdiary of Truckmasters Nigeria Limited has come up with a training programme for company vehicles fleet managers aimed at keeping their vehicles in good condition.

Motormasters is planning a one day training fleet management masterclass for managers responsible for auto fleet in various companies irrespective of their functional backgrounds. The event will be organised at Protea Hotel, Ikeja on September 28, 2017.

Dr. Oseme Oigiagbe, a Director at Motormasters said, “the course is necessitated by the increasing cost of new vehicle acquisition coupled with the challenges of getting tangible values from the maintenance of existing fleet, which is becoming a nightmare for many organisations.”

He said that as boundaries between fleet management, finance and the human resources functions continue to merge, companies are experiencing conflicts in objectives from different perspectives depending on who controls the fleet in that organisation. A fleet run by a finance person focuses on cost reduction, Fleet,/Logistics manager focuses on vehicle availability at any cost while Human Resources focuses on employee satisfaction. This programme has identified these widening operational gaps and, thus will be bringing together, operations directors, senior managers, heads of human resources function, finance, fleet managers/administrators, procurement managers, and business analysts/process manager.

He explained that participants are expected to leave the conference as having gained deeper insight into the changing roles of fleet administration, acquire new skills for designing workable vehicle maintenance administration programme, and better understanding of maintenance contracts, negotiable variables with suppliers, setting KPIs and selecting/evaluating vendor performance through service level agreements.

Continuing, he said they will also gain a deeper appreciation of the International standards on fair valuation of assets and how a better vehicle maintenance programme can change corporate life-cycle fleet policies.

We are confident that attendees will after this programme be able to drive down their fleet budgets by minimum 30% through skills and competencies to be gained from this Masterclass.

Topics to be covered include; Strategic insights to enhancing fleet performance, Asset optimization, designing a Fleet maintenance model. Optimising maintenance policies: Company versus user-manager maintained: Corporate fleet life-cycle * revisiting your vehicle depreciation & scrapping policy,  Challenges of Fleet Maintenance in Nigeria; Reducing fuel cost through  better tyre management and dealing with wasteful driver habits, * organising your rout planning * changing driving behaviour through telematics.

Resources persons who will be bringing their experience to bear in contributing to improvement in the management of vehicle fleet include Mr Anthony Arenyeka who for many years, was the brain behind the very successful Toyota annual fleet Operators Conference  series, Dr. Oseme Oigiagbe. He is an expert in helping Organisations set up Fleet policies and programme implementation and Engineer Femi Esan who has designed various models for dealing with fleet maintenance management, skills development and engineering conversion programmes for the auto industry.

Motor Masters is a subsidiary of Truckmasters Nigeria Limited, focusing on Fleet Consultancy to s State Governments on Bus fleet acquisition and life-cycle management and also carries out Vehicle fleet maintenance contracts for many blue chip companies.