How to make the right strategic decisions?
As a fleet manager, achieving objectives means controlling the performance of your fleet. To achieve this, it is often necessary today to manually report the results of rotations, immobilisation and maintenance by agency on Excel. Easier said than done. This assumes that each agency or operating site knows where its equipment is located, how it has been used and easily quantify the associated direct or indirect costs.
An in-depth performance analysis
In this context, it is becoming increasingly strategic for companies managing a fleet of equipment to equip themselves with data visualisation, or in other words, relevant statistical dashboards.
It is therefore necessary to adopt appropriate tools for a good control of its resources, real decision aids that allow to reduce costs, gain in efficiency and increase customer satisfaction.
Let's face it, becoming a professional data analysis detective is tempting, but it requires a certain level of granularity in the information. To evaluate the performance of your inventory, for example, you need to be able to track the behavior of each piece of equipment. It is in this configuration that IoT technologies make sense. The information provided in real time (GPS, Temperature, Shocks, etc.) by each box installed on the hardware clearly enriches the analysis.
How can we go further? Simplified and ergonomic dataviewing comes into play at this level by allowing you to :
- Measure your current performance level
- Explore your data to locate priority areas for improvement
- Use granular data for action in the field
- Measure the impact of your actions
- Start over :)
Dataviz: your ally in maximizing your rotations
How to take advantage of dataviz in logistics? Let's say you have equipped your trailers or packaging. Successful first step. Now you want to know if your investment in equipment matches your initial estimates of usage.
Let us take an example. You're starting to work on maximizing your fleet's rotations. The first step is for you to consult the volume of round-trip rotations. This gives you an overall indication of your activity, but does not allow you to take any action.
- Macro view of the rotations
You decide to dig deeper, and refine your understanding with a visualization of rotation data by flow. So you choose to focus on a red categorized flow, so that your actions have a visible impact.
- View of rotations by flow
On this flow, how do your railcars, your trailers, your specific packaging behave? This is what you will discover thanks to the utilisation rate, and the possible zoom on unproductive times. For example, by clicking on the station parking time, the average time per station is displayed. You can then take action with your suppliers to implement best practices in order to optimize your turnover rate.
- View of unproductive times
Congratulations, my dear Watson! In just a few clicks, thanks to the data visualisation, you have gone from a global analysis of rotations to a concrete corrective measure. You can also explore on this module other analysis paths, focused on filling, use and punctuality of deliveries.
Everysens: the best dataviz tool on the market
With OmniLens, exploring your logistics data has never been easier: an optimised user interface will give you a real understanding of the data, providing you with an end-to-end view of your business. Benefit from relevant information and, above all, a level of detail that allows you to take action on the ground according to your own optimisation priorities.
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