Fleet Operations are celebrating record cutback figures after generating £5million worth of savings for clients over the last 12 months.
Data collated between May 2012 and May 2013 revealed the majority of savings (30%) were due to organisations employing multi-supplier agreements managed by Fleet Operations.
The independent fleet vehicle management consultancy claim utilising a single-sole supplier to manage all aspects of the fleet is not cost-effective.
Client savings were made elsewhere through pooling fleet management and vehicle re-allocations, invoice control, managing mileage and lease contracts and accident management.
Ross Jackson, Managing Director of Fleet Operations (UK), said: “We are delighted with the volume of savings that we have generated for our clients in the last twelve months.
“We are immensely proud never to have lost a customer money as a result of partnering with us.
“The market is changing rapidly, with businesses recognising the savings that can be delivered by opting for a multi-supplier agreement, as opposed to a sole-supplier arrangement.
“Our collective figures for customer savings over the last twelve months are testament to this.”
Analysis undertaken by Fleet Operations revealed multi-supplier agreements can deliver 5-10% operational savings over a three or four-year replacement cycle, and more in some cases.
A Fleet Operations spokesman added: “Many fleets look to one organisation – for example, contract hire and leasing company – to provide vehicles and a full range of services.
“It can often be cheaper, and just as efficient, to deal direct with suppliers – for example a windscreen repairer or a fast-fit company – and not through a one-stop shop third party provider.”
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