Unipart Group has brought its fleet operations in-house and deployed Microlise Fleet Performance and Journey Management which aims to ensure maximum efficiency, safety and to manage fuel and maintenance costs.
Unipart Group is one of the leading UK manufacturer, full service logistics provider and consultant in operational excellence. Operating across a range of market sectors, including automotive, manufacturing, mobile telecoms, rail, retail and technology, Unipart offers a breadth of services from third party logistics to expert consultancy
Microlise telematics, journey management and proof of delivery products help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.
The telematics solution will be used across Unipart’s heavy goods vehicles and vans to understand in real time where its fleet is, how the fleet is being utilised, and how economically and safely the vehicles are being driven.
Real-time data will also show how the fleet is performing against its scheduled routes, alerting the team to any potential missed time-slots before they’ve happened, enabling proactive customer contact and alternative arrangements to be made.
Having diversified significantly since its management buyout in 1987, Unipart Group now operates across logistics, manufacturing and consultancy. Customers include Sky, Centrica, Jaguar Land Rover and Waterstones.
With Microlise, Unipart’s UK transport operations team will benefit from a full suite of reports giving an understanding of where tractors, trailers and other assets are and allowing for them to be filtered by group, location, vehicle type and time.
Driver performance will also be monitored with graded feedback on a number of metrics including acceleration, braking, cornering, idling and coasting – together combining to provide an overall grade. Training can then be targeted to achieve better performance and ultimately reduce fuel costs and minimise vehicle wear and tear.