Linking fleet to organisational performance

Linking fleet performance to an organisation’s overall performance was an eye-opener for many aid and development delegates who participated in the recent AidEx-Fleet Forum Fleet Excellence Training.

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Participants from Mercy Corps, UNICEF, Oxfam GB and Norwegian Refugee Council met recently to discuss strategies to align their fleet with their organisational objectives.

The programme, which took place from 10 to 14 November in Brussels, Belgium, provides special training to improve fleet operations and humanitarian logistics in aid agencies. The end goal is to help make fleet operations safer, more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly, while giving AidEx exhibitors and representatives from the world’s leading aid agencies an opportunity to network.

The Fleet Excellence Training Programme was launched by AidEx and Fleet Forum in 2013 and was an immediate success. Fleet managers from a range of agencies participated, including Save the Children, UNHCR, Concern Worldwide, Action Against Hunger and World Vision. Delegates are enthusiastic about the programme’s ‘human’ approach to fleet training, which reinforces how improved management of vehicles can increase the success of programme delivery.

AidEx was recognised for its contribution to the programme by winning the top prize for innovation at the 2014 AEO Excellence Awards.

“Aid agencies benefit from a quality training programme in Brussels whilst exhibitors at AidEx get to meet key influencers and operators of vehicles in difficult locations where aid agencies are already at work,” said AidEx’s Event Director Nicholas Rutherford.