Zenith has launched a new online commercial vehicle build management tool for use by its customers.
It has been designed to help ensure that the commercial vehicle build cycle is managed as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
The new tool forms part of Pulse, Zenith’s online fleet management platform. It works by tracking each and every stage of a commercial vehicle’s build management programme.
As the vehicle moves through the programme, the status is updated in real-time. Any delays are highlighted immediately and the effects can be mitigated with the programme realigned and areas targeted for improvement; whether this be a supplier, equipment or process enhancement.
Other benefits include enabling equipment to be to be tracked to help identify their potential to be fitted to another vehicle, on de-fleet or following accident damage or vehicle write off.
The vehicle end of contract process is also monitored, including conversions, to ensure that vehicles are ready for re-allocation or re-sale on schedule.
Ian Hughes, Zenith’s commercial director, said: “We identified an opportunity to use our fleet software to improve the efficiencies of the build management process for our commercial vehicles.
“This tool has enabled us to work more closely together with our customers to improve supply chain management and ensure that the vehicles are ready to the right specification, on time and without incurring unnecessary costs or delays.”