Have you ever questioned if you are getting your money’s worth from your fleet? Consider having clear, easy-to-access data on how every vehicle in your fleet can be used to its full potential. Whether your fleet comprises bikes, trucks, or buses, you can collect this data and determine the exact costs of mobility for each user. Efficiency can be easily identified, and the future is bright. Fleet mobility management is the future, and it is not as far off as you would imagine.
In today’s highly competitive environment, the overarching goal is to maximize fleet mobility from one place to the next. Beyond a certain point, the routes a vehicle can take and its mileage are fixed. Mobility management is the most adaptable variable, and thus the one with the most potential for increasing productivity.
Now that we have hyped up interest in mobility management enough, let us dive straight into what it is, its potential impact on your fleet’s performance, and its future scope in fleet management.
What is Mobility Management?
- Mobility Management is the new shiny thing in the fleet management market. Mobility management is the discipline of influencing people’s travel mode preferences.
- Before the trip begins, this approach enables the individual or company to make the most optimal option.
- MaaS typically involves expanding typical fleet management procedures by incorporating an employee’s work commute-related data such as time, location, and work behaviors – into everyday operations in order to identify extra cost savings and efficiency opportunities in terms of how they travel.
- Effective mobility as a service enables businesses to make informed transportation decisions that take into account business needs, employee preferences, and best practices.
What is the impact of mobility convergence on fleet management?
Not too long ago, fleet management was done using paper and pen. But with the booming technology and the advent of fleet management software, managers were able to tackle challenges in a much more efficient way.
Similarly, as mobility and fleet management converge to form fleet mobility services, a new set of benefits will crop up. The majorly positive impact of mobility management on your fleet will show the following advantages:
- Businesses will be able to consolidate fleet and mobility into one corporate function in order to control costs, improve operational efficiency, minimize CO2 emissions, and boost employee happiness.
- Enhanced insight into driver data to guarantee compliance with regulatory policies.
- Determine the true cost of employee travel by evaluating and selecting the most cost-effective mode of transportation.
- Calculate precise transportation budgets and implement spending restrictions that improve bottom-line performance.
- Improve workforce utilization by adding mobility-related data.
- These potential cost savings will encourage businesses to invest in new unified IT functionality that will reorganize their fleet and travel operations into a single mobility platform.
How will the mobility manager facilitate the new shift?
How can firms adapt to and use new tools to increase efficiency? Here are a few tactics that logistics companies can consider as they accept the development of mobility:
- Fleet management is fundamentally about getting things, services, equipment, and people where they need to go. In the end, it doesn’t matter how we accomplish this as long as we are on time, under budget, and transfer assets safely.
- The age of mobility is greater than the vehicle, from employees using a ride-sharing app to using drones as a delivery service. To thrive, businesses must broaden their understanding of mobility to comprehend how these disruptions will affect their operations.
- Within enterprises, the importance of data and analytics is growing and boosting access to cost and productivity levers. The capacity to synthesize data from multiple sources opens the door to practical insights that were previously unavailable.
- As these changes occur, responsibilities inside the organization will begin to shift. To make these transitions as easy as possible, it is critical to sharpening up management principles. For example, switching from fleet vehicles to car- or ride-sharing applications for short-distance travel would affect several departments inside a corporation, ranging from accounts payable to human resources.
- This type of change must be accompanied by proper buy-in and communication. Mobility management necessitates extensive participation and communication with stakeholders throughout the firm, including employees and potential business partners, from human resources to sales and marketing.
How will the future of MaaS restructure the fleet industry?
Most businesses do not have the in-house proficiency to come up with a platform that can consolidate all employee travel information. A MaaS fleet will have the following benefits over the traditional fleet:
- Fleet mobility will function similarly to public transit today, but it will integrate commercial transportation companies into a gateway, much like an app to provide all travel-related information on one platform.
- People can then use the gateway to reserve and pay for rides whenever they need to as approved by their employers.
- Mobility management in the fleet will also provide much-needed transparency in employee travel and thus also increase security.
What are the examples of mobility management?
- Incorporating all employee work behavior to develop a consolidated commute plan (company provided and owned) that maximizes efficiency and reduces costs.
- Determining the absolute cost of employee travel to assign monthly mobility cards to reduce the administrative load of reimbursements.
Are there any challenges faced in mobility management?
Yes, and some of these are:
- Collecting and verifying employee information
- Data breach of all collected employee travel information.
- Converging all ongoing commute plans.
What is the difference between a fleet manager & mobility manager?
A fleet manager manages a company’s fleet operations in order to make it run efficiently, safely, and in accordance with laws and regulations. Fleet managers are in charge of controlling and managing the expenses of the vehicles that their companies own or lease.
A mobility manager serves the general public by conceptualizing, planning, designing, and implementing consolidated programs to maximize resource utilization by focusing on leasing and renting rather than buying.