ARI’s Partha Ghosh Discusses How to Reduce Costs by Communicating More with Supply Chain Vendors

When vendors work independently to build the finished product, it can lead to poor hand-offs that result in delays and errors. In a recent article published by Supply Chain Dive and authored by ARI’s Director of North American Supply Chain, Partha Ghosh, examines how fleet managers can proactively work with partners to ensure a seamless end-to-end supply chain process.

Ghosh emphasized that it is critical not to rush the production process. Fleet managers should conduct weekly or bi-weekly meetings with suppliers to review the needs and business goals of the fleet. After an initial spec review, fleet managers should start a pilot program with a small percentage of vehicles so vendors, clients and employee operators can come together to identify issues before ordering an entire fleet of new vehicles.

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