AVID’s new service drives efficiency

AVID Technology has launched a fleet system, based on the principles of Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM).

Its three new consultancy and training packages, Smart Speed, Smart Shield and Smart Spanner, are designed to reduce costs, boost productivity and improve service delivery and safety.

In one large project, Smart Speed delivered an 80% increase in workshop throughput and a 62.5% reduction in lead time from four to 1.5 weeks.

Giles Johnston, AVID business improvement consultant (left) with AVID managing director, Ryan Maughan

Says AVID MD Ryan Maughan: “Improving the operational performance of fleet maintenance teams can be a daunting challenge.

“We’ve spent 18 months developing a new approach using the principles of TPM to produce a straightforward system and methodology to bring a number of practical ideas together that will improve overall operational performance within fleet maintenance departments.

“It’s widely accepted that fleet maintenance is riddled with unknowns and scenarios that operators can't plan for, but there are also lots of things that are in their control and can be put in place which will enable businesses to respond quickly and efficiently to the unknowns.

“Our new system is proven in reducing maintenance programme cost and time.

“Achieving savings per vehicle can make a major contribution to a company’s bottom line.

“Likewise failure to address recurring issues across a large fleet can be hugely expensive, which is why we have developed a solution which enables operators to improve maintenance team efficiency and service delivery and significantly reduce maintenance programme costs and lost time.”

AVID’s TPM fleet maintenance system focuses on three key areas to improve operational performance for transport operators; management, materials and people.

AVID is already a recognised leader in the field of systems electrification and heavy duty vehicle hybridisation, working with major bus operators Arriva and Go-Ahead. Its core business is the electrification and intelligent control of engine ancillaries, thermal management systems and hybrid systems.

To find out more go to avidtp.com