The 2017 Annual Fleet Forum Conference, hosted by the United Nations Global Services Centre (UNGSC) took place in Brindisi, Italy on the 14th and 15th of June. The theme for this year’s conference; “Fleet Management Drivers Organisational Success”, is about keeping fleet management as the focus within organisations, particularly as humanitarian challenges around the world increase.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss means and ways of increasing operational efficiency within the NGO fleet management sector. Delegates from industries such as NGOs, transport and logistics and fleet management formed groups to discuss various strategies that can contribute to their organisations’ success. The groups were guided by speakers and facilitators that are subject matter experts in the area of leadership, humanitarian logistics and fleet operations to name a few.
Mankitla Felix (Business Development Manager for African Markets) and Ngoni Ray Mariga (Operations Director) from Globaltrack, were delegates at this event and shared their knowledge and Globaltrack’s latest innovations that is suited to Africa’s unique environment with other delegates.
Some key points from the sessions that can be applied to a transporting company is:
- Formulate strategies that will prepare the company for success.
- What are the factors that prevent the organisation from achieving success?
- Knowledge management is effective to fleet management because it facilitates decision making capabilities, makes learning a daily routine and stimulates cultural change and innovation.
- Scaling-up excellence – aims to put measures in place to improve safety, control costs and assets and improve productivity.
- Explore those elements that must be put into place to successfully implement fleet management projects and find ways to overcome any resistance to change.
- Work-related road risk management is critical to ensure employees, contractors and sub-contractors are not endangering themselves or other road users
In line with Fleet Forum’s vision of making transport around the world safer, cleaner and more effective for NGOs; Fleet Forum opens up applications to all NGOs to demonstrate this in the form of the Best Transport Achievement Award. This year the best Transport Achievement Award sponsored by the logistics and shipping company; United Parcel Service (UPS) went to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for designing a proof of concept (POC) project that can determine the appropriateness of the technology, viability, and benefits of the concept of fleet sharing. World Food Programme (WFP) Afghanistan received the runner-up prize for demonstrating Fleet Management as a critical success factor.
At Globaltrack we are proud to have worked with various NGOs in offering fleet management solutions that contribute to making their operations cheaper, safer and more effective.