Improve Operational Continuity using Advanced Fleet Automation Techniques

fleet automation techniques

By Carolina Ruiz • Published January 15, 2021 • 3 minute read

Setting up automated workflows that match your KPI goals for improved business performance

Every business tracks success differently, but every successful business excels at tracking performance using historical data and learned human experiences. So, what if your organization can take those experiences and automatically develop processes that improve over time based on KPI data?

With SkyBitz, there are ROI-driven tools within our platform that allow your business to streamline dispatch, finance, and the rest of the organization, so you meet your KPI goals year over year. One of the foundational rules of fleet automation is setting up your systems and processes, so you report all necessary data points, including notifications, reports, and scheduled activity across all departments.

Consider the fact that your hardware is up to date and operating at peak capacity. If this isn’t the case, you should probably contact a SkyBitz rep immediately since this is your first step in optimizing your business. Consider the impending 3G shutdown and set up a plan to assess all of your data needs so you can tackle improving every aspect of your operation at one time.

With the SkyBitz cloud-based platform, you can tap into an endless amount of data, including alerts for engine faults, idling, speeding, harsh braking, compliance regulations and inspection reports, battery level, geofences, and maintenance indicators such as tire pressure and fuel usage. Automating this information to become proactive with your customers versus reactive will increase margins and improve your bottom line.

Identify each area of your business, such as maintenance, independently first. Take mileage reports or scheduled maintenance checks. Set thresholds associated with engine hours, so your maintenance manager receives notifications when the vehicles are up for service. Being able to pull a vehicle and service it over the weekend or on a day when your load is lighter will help right-size your fleet and improve your dispatch operation automatically. Then fine-tune your notifications so each team member across your operation can detect and correct problems early on, avoiding any inefficiencies. With the right data points set, you can focus on adding more sales versus spending more on capital expenses.