Fleet management transportation and distribution Course

Transportation activities can account for approximately 75% of an organization’s supply chain costs. Thus, it is crucial that an organization gets the transportation function right, whether its ambition is to meet personnel mobility needs or to execute the delivery of goods and materials.
This training will examine the transportation function in a holistic manner. This training course will start by outlining the requirements of successful fleet maintenance programs and workshops. The training course then describe the components of stringent fleet and driver safety programs and experiment with different capital budgeting and distribution routing techniques together with KPIs.

5 Days

Who should attend the training
•    Top company leadership of an organization responsible for making critical decisions related to fleet and transport management
•    Contractors and external stakeholders involved in fleet and transport management
•    Fleet and transport managers and supervisors responsible for overseeing overall operations
•    Maintenance managers responsible for vehicle maintenance for effective transportation
•    Safety managers and quality inspectors responsible for ensuring safety and adherence to standards
•    Staff performing operations in fleet and transport management
•    Any other professional who would like to know more about fleet and transport management


Objectives of the course

•    State the objectives of fleet management and the role of the fleet manager
•    Implement a fleet preventive maintenance program
•    Determine requirements for efficient workshops
•    Create fleet safety and driver selection programs
•    Use capital budgeting techniques to perform vehicle replacement analysis
•    Be able to optimize distribution vehicle routes
•    Come up with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and measure performance of the fleet

Training Outline

•    Day 1 : Introduction to Fleet Management
o    Definition of Fleet Management
o    Objectives of Fleet Management
o    Costs associated with Fleet Management
o    Maximizing Customer Service
o    Fleet Manager Profile
o    Fleet Maintenance Management
o    Roles and responsibilities in Maintenance
o    Benefits of preventive Maintenance Inspections
o    Scope of preventive Maintenance Programs
o    Unscheduled Maintenance
o    Road Calls
o    Tire Selection and Management
o    Parts and Supply Management
o    Vendor vs. In-house Maintenance

•    Day 2 : Workshop Management
o    Workshop Layout
o    Workshop Tools
o    Computing Workshop Productivity
o    Facility Requirements
o    Bay Space Layout
o    Fleet Safety Management
o    Elements of a Safety Program
o    Reasons for Accident Prevention
o    Driver Selection Criteria
o    Fleet Skill Tests
o    Road Accident Types

•    Day 3 : Vehicle Selection and Replacement
o    Vehicle Selection Criteria
o    Own or Contract Analysis
o    Vehicle Replacement Analysis
o    Capital Budgeting Techniques

•    Day 4 : Transportation and Distribution Planning
o    Transportation fundamentals and optimization
o    Factors affecting transportation decisions
o    Network design options
o    Routing of distribution vehicles

•    Day 5 : Measuring and Improving Fleet Performance
o    Fleet Measurement System
o    Transportation Costs
o    Cost Ratios
o    Transportation Asset Productivity
o    Financial and Quality Indicators
o    Cycle Time Indicators
o    Measuring and Improving Fleet Utilization

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Senior Driver (UNOCHA) United Nations Development Programme Eritrea
2 Nutrition programme Officer UNICEF Ethiopia
3 Senior Driver (UNOCHA) United Nations Development Programme Eritrea
4 Senior Driver (UNOCHA) United Nations Development Programme Eritrea
5 Driver Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Kenya