Chatswood, NSW: 23 November 2011 - Following a global tender, Non-Government Organisation and humanitarian sexual health charity, Marie Stopes International, has partnered with fleet management software provider, Chevin Fleet Solutions, in order to help streamline its worldwide fleet operation.
Commenting on the partnership, Kate Jarman, Senior Logistics Manager at Marie Stopes International, said:
"Marie Stopes International provides health outreach services in over 40 countries and last year alone provided sexual health and family planning services to an estimated 7 million couples in some of the poorest and most remote communities in the world. Against this backdrop, ensuring our fleets continue to operate at 100 per cent efficiency is paramount to service delivery."
"We wanted to adopt best practice in managing our fleets and by partnering with Chevin, and utilising the real-time, automated tracking and analysis tools, we will be empowered to take tighter control of fleet spend whilst making informed decisions about tailoring how outreach services can be better delivered in future."
Replacing the existing paper and excel-based method of fleet data management, Marie Stopes International will soon benefit from a central, web-based fleet data management application with the ability to provide users with a holistic view over the entire fleet status, including parts, repair and maintenance, vehicle running costs and fuel usage. Operating in many countries that do not have clearly defined roads, the added tracking functionality will also enable the charity to determine the travelling distance and maximise the time spent with beneficiaries.
Paul Dolby, Sales & Marketing Director at Chevin Fleet solutions, comments: “With an in depth understanding of the specific needs of humanitarian organisations, thanks to Chevin’s longstanding relationships with NGOs including the World Food Programme, this latest partnership firmly cements our leading position in the fleet management software market.
"We’re incredibly excited about our latest partnership with Marie Stopes International and confident in FleetWave’s ability to help the organisation streamline its fleet efficiencies and continue to deliver a much needed service across the globe."
With initial roll out in Uganda scheduled for later this quarter, Kate Jarman hopes to use the anticipated benefits and cost savings to promote global uptake in the early part of next year.