One of the largest cost centers for government departments throughout the world is fleet management. This can include aircraft, cars, trucks, boats and virtually any other vehicle used for transportation, interdiction or surveillance. Fleet management is an area of governance that can be highly optimized through the application of scientific principles. Until recently, the body of modern logistics knowledge has been less known and poorly implemented throughout the developing world. This has been another factor that has significantly hindered the ability of developing governments to come up to speed with their more advanced counterparts.
e-governe puts advanced logistics capabilities into municipal government’s hands
As a developing country that has seen a great deal of progress over the last 50 years, Brazil has gone from a model of governance, in many of its smaller municipalities, that was, at times, hardly distinguishable from primitive tribal councils headlong into the 21st century. This has entailed a huge amount of modernization. Much of that has involved the implementation of various forms of electronic governance, such as automated healthcare billing systems and online enrollment for government programs.
But one area in which this transition to modernity in governance has been lagging is in fleet management. Many of Brazil’s smaller municipalities still rely on haphazard, unscientific fleet management techniques. The reasons may be a lack of resources or even a lack of understanding in just how powerful modern logistical techniques can be.
The power of optimized, software-managed fleet management may escape government administrators, who may not recognize that they even have a terribly inefficient fleet management protocol.
However, once a system like e-governe Vehicles is implemented, the results can be dramatic and nearly instantaneous. One of the largest costs that government organizations face is that of acquisition, fuel costs and maintenance of their vehicles. Yet these costs can be dramatically reduced through using state-of-the-art logistics management systems such as that offered by e-governe.
One of the more amazing revelations of modern logistics is that vehicles can essentially be kept in service indefinitely. This can be seen, for example, with the U.S. airlines. Since the early 70s, airlines in the United States have used sophisticated, computer-based systems to optimize aircraft maintenance. This eventually resulted in many airlines being able to keep aircraft in service for 20 to 25 years, representing tens of millions of miles of travel per plane. Rather than acquiring new aircraft, with the enormous attendant costs of doing so, they kept their existing fleet in the air and in top shape.
Many governments, especially those in developing countries who may be under strong budgetary pressure, can benefit from these same techniques. While it is generally not possible to keep most cars or trucks on the road for millions and millions of miles, as it is with jets, these vehicles can nevertheless have their useful lives extended to three or four times what they would have otherwise been without optimal maintenance.
Fleet management optimization is yet another area in which e-governe can transform governmental operations.