The World Food Programme, a UN organisation, is implementing Chevin’s fleet management system in all of the 82 countries the WFP operates in.
The web-based application, FleetWave, was designed by asset management consultancy Chevin Fleet Solutions.
It was first used in Uganda during July 2010 and will roll out across the whole organisation by the end of the year.
The system should improve visibility of fleet requirements, promote consistent working practices and reduce costs.
The world food programme has previously relied upon a paper-based fleet management process. The new software will give drivers, engineers and fleet managers access to real-time data anywhere in the world via a web connection.
The ‘specific trips’ module allows fleet logistics teams in each country’s office to input their own data such as vehicle routing, journey duration and fuel consumption.
A ‘way bills’ module gives fleet and logistics managers access to an audit trail of when and where deliveries have been successfully dropped off, providing full chain of custody records for all aid donations.
Jean Francois Milhaud, fleet manager at the world food programme headquarters in Rome, said: “They have adapted the FleetWave system to our specific needs, allowing us to utilise each fleet to its full potential, making the organisation as a whole more efficient and helping us to reduce cost whilst achieving our aim of providing food and other aid to those in need.”