Here are some of the presentations from the 2013 Fleet Forum Annual Conference.
Delivering Aid in the UAE, presented by Fathi Hilal Buhazza, Care by Air.
“This session will address Dubai’s overall position in terms of logistics, its growth and evolution over the years and its capacity to support humanitarian logistics movements.”
Humanitarian fleet Management Standards: An introduction, presented by Rose van Steijn, Programme Manager, Fleet Forum.
“Transportation is the cornerstone of aid and development programme delivery and remains the second largest cost to aid agencies (after personnel). Humanitarian fleets are used to monitor, coordinate and execute last-mile distribution of assistance. As agencies seek to better manage and utilise their essential transport capacity, a key requirement is the need to gain insight into their fleet operations performance focusing on road safety, environmental impact and
cost efficiency. This session will explain the planned development, pilot and roll-out of new fleet management standards for the aid and development sector, being developed by Fleet with funding provided by the UPS Foundation.”
Humanitarian Fleet Management Standards Breakout, presented by Rose van Steijn, Programme Manager, Fleet Forum.
“Aid and development organisations are invited to provide their input on draft fleet management standards during this interactive breakout session, and identify the best means to sustainably implement these standards.”
Managing Your Transport Contractors, presented by Erik Snellaars, Programme Manager, Fleet Forum.
“Managing the performance of transport contractors can be complicated. This interactive session will share best practices in transport contractor management in both humanitarian and corporate environments. The session will address how contractors can contribute to an organisation’s objectives, including improved carbon efficiency and road safety, how best to establish a practical and effective long-term partnership with contractors, how to ensure an excellent customer experience with your contractors and other related topics.”
Injecting Innovation into Aid & Development, presented by Mads Kjaer, Chairman, Kjaer Group.
“Mads Kjaer has much experience in bridging the corporate world with developing markets in order to support the achievement of the UN’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals. In this session, he will inspire those in the aid and development sector to leverage business innovation as a means to maximise their own impact. With an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Africa, Mads will aim to provoke delegates to leave behind old habits and create and take ownership for change now.”
Improving Road Safety using Collision Prevention technology, presented by Piotr Nawrocki, Regional Manager Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Baltic States, Mobileye.
“Road hazards continue to be the leading cause of accidental death and injury of humanitarian field staff. This session will address a potential solution to the problem: a vehicle anti-collision system with a warning scheme designed to combat vehicle accidents and the human and financial costs associated with them.”
This presentation featured additional video material:
Mobileye Pedestrian Collision Warning
Mobileye Lane Departure Warning
Mobileye Intelligent High Beam
Mobileye Headway Monitoring
Mobileye Forward Collision Warning
Mobileye Speed Limit Indicator
TAC Distractions TV Ad
Mobileye and Fleet Forum Partnering for Fleet Safety, presented by Rose van Steijn, Programme Manager, Fleet Forum.
“Mobileye, a leader in collision prevention technology, is working together with Fleet Forum to pilot a project that will improve road and fleet safety in humanitarian organisations. Delegates will have the opportunity to sign-up to the pilot and test a Mobileye Driver Assistance System free of charge for six months.”
Road Safety & Driver Health Training on the Go, presented by Simphiwe Rasmeni, Project Manager, Fleet Forum.
“Road accidents remain the world’s second leading cause of death (after AIDS) among males aged 15-49. For fleet operators in low- and middle-income countries, training drivers can be a challenge in itself: most drivers are semi-illiterate, formal driver training tends to be poorly organised and removing a driver from the road for training purposes can have a negative effect on the productivity of an organisation. This session will address a unique driver training programme, comprised of a series of training modules on driver health and safety, suitable for illiterate drivers that can be delivered at any time and at any place.”
UNHCR Moving Forward: A Global Fleet Management Project, presented by Vicente Escribano, Head of Supply Management Services, UNHCR.
“This session will highlight a breakthrough in the way that fleets are managed within the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It will describe the enormous benefits presented by the new fleet management solution but will also highlight the internal challenges that must be addressed to implement a change of this magnitude within a complex organisation with more than 5,500 vehicles worldwide.”
This presentation also used the following video content: GFM Driving Forward
Vehicle Supply Chains of Humanitarian Organisations: Decentralisation and Earmarked Funding presented by Maria Besiou
Vehicle Supply Chains of Humanitarian Organisations: Decentralisation and Earmarked Funding, presented by Maria Besiou, Assistant Professor of Logistics, Kuehne Logistics University.
“International Humanitarian Organisations (IHOs) typically implement relief and development programmes simultaneously. Given the organisational structure of most IHOs (headquartered in Europe or the US with programmes undertaken in developing countries), decentralisation is common. Donor funding earmarked for specific programme delivery causes further decentralisation. This session will explore the results of a study undertaken on the unique characteristics of IHOs: a dual mission of relief and development with programmes undertaken in a decentralised way and support provided by different levels of earmarked funding. From a service level and cost point of view, the study reveals that earmarked funding and relief programmes affect operations in counter-intuitive ways. The results of this study have important implications for humanitarian fleet management practice.”
Fleet forum Working Groups: An Introduction, presented by Paul Jansen, Executive Director, Fleet Forum.
“This session will introduce three working groups established during the 2012 Fleet Forum Conference, outline their progress and aim to identify next steps and the involvement of different organisations moving forward. The working groups are:”
Accident Prevention, presented by Tim Moyle, Global Fleet Manager, Oxfam.
“We develop practical solutions, produce manuals, and set standards to help reduce and mitigate road accidents. For example, reducing rollover incidents is a high priority and procedures to help prevent these kinds of accidents have been developed. Different organisations have different requirements and this working group addresses these issues.”
Knowledge Sharing, presented by Paul Jansen, Executive Director, Fleet Forum.
“We examine how best to stay in touch, and how to share information on a regular basis. We are using LinkedIn as a mechanism for asking advice, sharing experiences, setting up discussions. At the same time, we are developing a library of useful online materials that includes toolkits, training curricula, supplier information and so on.”
Vehicle Disposal, presented by Phil Scarr, Transport Officer, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
“We examine how best to dispose of used vehicles, avoid the problem of abandonment and sell vehicles. We are developing a model that defines the best time to dispose of vehicles—how and where.”
Drive Me Challenge: A Unique Initiative to Instil Driver Responsibility, presented by Bas Janssen, Managing Director, TNT Express Road Network.
“The Drive Me Challenge is a unique Corporate Responsibility initiative employed by TNT Express to engage its pick-up and delivery drivers to take personal responsibility for driving fuel efficiently and safely and to deliver an excellent customer experience. This session will explore how to engage your employed and subcontracted drivers to deliver excellence while supporting the organisation’s performance and CR goals.”
the DG eCho fleet evaluation, presented by Rachida Abdelli, Regional Logistics Coordinator, DG ECHO.
The Road Safety Management Game, presented by Rose van Steijn, Programme Manager, Fleet Forum.
“Every year, some 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads – that amounts to 3,500 people every day. Another 50 million people sustain injuries from road accidents, a large proportion of which result in serious or even permanent disabilities. The vast majority of victims live in the world’s developing countries and the major emerging economies, where road traffic injuries are stifling progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For millions of people, injuries sustained on roads lead topoverty, debt and despair. The Road Safety Management Game illustrates, in a dynamic way, the impact of road traffic accidents on personal lives, communities, societies and the public health system in low-and middle-income countries. The game aims to raise awareness about road traffic accidents among vital stakeholder groups, such as donors, the private sector and the aid and development world.”
Clean Fleet Strategy, presented by Rose van Steijn, Programme Manager, Fleet Forum.
“This session will build on the 2012 introduction of the Clean Fleet Management Toolkit by now allowing participants to calculate the environmental impact of their organisational fleets. The Toolkit contains tools that will help fleet managers to evaluate the impact of their fleets on the environment and on human health, and develop practical strategies and scenarios for corrective and cost- effective action. Fleet operators and managers can develop their own tailor- made strategy by comparing the costs and benefits of potential actions—from simple maintenance, to eco driving, to advanced fuels and vehicle technologies.”
Clean Fleet Sessions, presented by Rose van Steijn, Programme Manager, Fleet Forum.
Corporate Session Driver Engagement & Recognition, presented by Bas Janssen, Managing Director, TNT Express Road Network.
“Based on the TNT Express driver recognition concept, called Drive Me Challenge, this session will explore opportunities for several organisations to collaborate on a joint driver’s challenge event, which aims to reward and recognise drivers of multiple organisations.”