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Enterprise Holdings streamlines vehicle logistics with new technology

HK Remarketing has combined its experience in logistics and vehicle remarketing management and developed a bespoke system that ensures Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car, has live access to the status of every vehicle in its UK fleet.

Designed and developed by the Bedford-based company, the new system is critical to the vehicle rental company’s ability to manage the lifecycle movements of every vehicle in its UK fleet in real time.

The personalised work-flow system dramatically reduces the administrative burden of vehicle management for Enterprise’s team across its network of more than 400 UK branches.

The system provides a full and instantly visible inventory of all current vehicles, has automated closed-bid tenders for when vehicles are sold, supports multiple rules-based logistics allocation, offers active supplier management as well as communications between storage compounds, vehicle carriers and buyers via automated emails.

Alan Henson, HK Remarketing’s managing director, said: “We worked extremely closely with Enterprise to understand its vehicle logistical processes and identify key areas where improvements and efficiencies could be achieved.

“Once a clear goal was established, we set to work creating what we believe to be a class-leading vehicle logistical system. The data feed from Enterprise own vehicle systems is more seamless and enables the company to retain good logistics control of its fleet. The efficiencies created mean that administration staff are now able to focus on suppliers and customers.

“This only works with effective vehicle logistics that ensure the right vehicles are at the right locations at the right time.

“At the end of their rental life, ex-rental vehicles are sold and moved on as quickly as possible. Our new system ensures that is the case.”

HK Remarketing, formed in 2012, has drawn on its extensive experience of providing online workflow systems for de-fleet, transport and vehicle inspections. It operates in many markets including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Hungary.

HK Remarketing’s system provides full integration of the supply chain from active carrier management to secure compound management of vehicle stock along with an MI dashboard that provides a comprehensive reporting suite and audit control.

Ed Spitzer, European remarketing director at Enterprise, said: “We are always looking for ways to improve the service that we offer to our customers. Ensuring we have the right vehicle at the right time in the right place is key. This is why we have worked with HK Remarketing to develop a bespoke online system which is tailored to our needs.”

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