NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Examines Complexities Of Modern Global Fleet

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Inter­na­tion­al fleets are com­pli­cat­ed and chal­leng­ing. In most cas­es the work is done by remote, and fleet man­agers with glob­al fleet duties require spe­cial­ized knowl­edge, con­tin­u­al updates on events and hap­pen­ings in their regions of assign­ment, and sen­si­tiv­i­ty to cul­tures that are not imme­di­ate­ly present before them. To do the job well, one needs to take the next step and gain train­ing and expe­ri­ence that is valu­able to domes­tic fleets but absolute­ly crit­i­cal to inter­na­tion­al fleets.

NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Association’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my is sched­uled for Novem­ber 5–7 at Rosen Shin­gle Creek in Orlan­do, Flori­da. The con­fer­ence focus­es on devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing fleet poli­cies across the globe. This three day con­fer­ence is specif­i­cal­ly designed to meet the needs of those who man­age fleets out­side of the Unit­ed States and Cana­da. The IFA also offers glob­al fleet man­agers an oppor­tu­ni­ty to engage with each oth­er while shar­ing infor­ma­tion on a peer-to-peer lev­el.

“NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my pre­pares a fleet man­ag­er for the mul­ti­level crit­i­cal think­ing and strate­gic train­ing glob­al fleet man­agers use every day,” said NAFA Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE. “Gain­ing that under­stand­ing of the peo­ple who will be dri­ving for your com­pa­ny, in dif­fer­ent places with dif­fer­ent expec­ta­tions, rules, and reg­u­la­tions, makes a world of dif­fer­ence in how suc­cess­ful you can be. The IFA helps these fleet man­agers make that leap.”

IFA atten­dees will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to net­work with col­leagues and indus­try experts while address­ing the fol­low­ing objec­tives:

  • Par­tic­i­pate in inter­ac­tive dis­cus­sions on a myr­i­ad of cul­tures, lev­el of fleet expe­ri­ences, and per­son­al­i­ties
  • Learn how one For­tune 500 com­pa­ny devel­oped a glob­al fleet man­age­ment infor­ma­tion sys­tem and dis­cov­er their expe­ri­ence with telem­at­ics relat­ed to dri­ver con­trols and aware­ness issues
  • Learn from a pan­el of experts on how to tack­le strate­gic val­ue and oth­er added issues that are impor­tant to glob­al fleet man­agers such as set­ting appro­pri­ate lev­els of expec­ta­tions from your OEMs and FMS, deal­ing with local fleet orga­ni­za­tion man­age­ment and deal­ers, and how to get val­ue from OEM/FMC part­ner­ships

The con­fer­ence is a “must” for com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions with glob­al fleets, as well as cor­po­rate glob­al fleet man­agers; cor­po­rate fleet direc­tors; pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ists; cor­po­rate exec­u­tives with report­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty for their organization’s fleet oper­a­tions; fleet per­son­nel who assist fleet man­agers and direc­tors in their glob­al fleet oper­a­tions; and fleet man­agers, direc­tors, and exec­u­tives who want to learn more about mul­ti-nation­al fleet oper­a­tions.

“NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my helps atten­dees build the spe­cial­ized skills need­ed for the expand­ing and chang­ing fleet envi­ron­ment across diverse world mar­kets,” said Rus­so. “They will leave with a stan­dard of excel­lence for their deal­ings with­in and out­side their orga­ni­za­tion, with cus­tomers, sup­pli­ers, and dri­vers among oth­ers.”



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