Executive Summary


This article talks about the growing trend of having Accountants running fleets and maintenance departments. The reason behind it is they are experts when it comes to money and accounts, and make cuts that fleet managers cannot. Accountants tend to have different priorities, while fleet managers become complacent and ineffective over time. You would be expecting inventories to be proper, cash to be spent wisely, better use of banks, debt and equity and overall improvement of the budget. But, the problem with accounting is they lack the granularity to identify the effect of their decision regarding downtime, productivity loss, loss of morale and customer service. Hence, it is better for the maintenance professionals to run fleets.