UBC Building Operations - Business Consulting Project
|Project Client:||UBC Building Operations
|Project Description:||Vehicle Fleet Assessment
|Students:||Rayman Dale and Collin Guo
|BCIT Program:||Business Operations Management|
UBC Building Operations fleet consists of 194 vehicles. These vehicles are used as service vehicles, for landscaping work, street cleaning and garbage pick-up amongst others.
UBC Building Operations fleet exhibits a broad range of vehicle makes and models, resulting in an extensive inventory of parts and maintenance equipment to service the department fleet. Throughout this project, the team also learnt that some crews have the wrong vehicle for their operational needs, resulting in potential inefficiencies. The team also found that there was limited visibility on the operational cost per vehicle resulting in insufficient information to make replacement decisions. This means vehicles with high maintenance costs remain in the fleet longer than they should.
Through 9 weeks of researching, data collecting, analysis and employee interviewing, the team assessed UBC Building Operations’ fleet opportunity areas and produced four deliverables:
- Master Vehicle List - This list consolidates information from various sources into a single reference point, and the information is easy to access.
- Cost Analysis - The Cost Analysis was performed to view the maintenance costs and fuel costs for each vehicle.
- Needs Analysis - The Needs Analysis determined each crews vehicle needs.
- ABC Analysis - The ABC Analysis ranks vehicles according to their maintenance costs, fuel costs and Greenhouse gas emissions. It is the essence of the vehicle classification developed in this project and is based on the traditional ABC Inventory classification methodology.
The team created templates that will allow UBC Building Operations to update all deliverables developed in this project and sustain evidence-based replacement decision making.