Inspections are the only way to truly know where and when vehicles get damaged in the supply chain. As the supply chain gets longer and more companies are involved in moving vehicles through it, there are more chances of damage happening.
The fundamental aim of inspecting vehicle is to protect yourself from the risk of possible future liability if a claim is made later in the supply chain that requires a repair to be carried out to the vehicle. Offsetting this risk by inspecting vehicles is the best solution and this ensures that damaged vehicles cannot be passed into your care without it being noted as the responsibility of the previous logistics service provider.
Eliminating hidden costs
Inspections are not just about identifying specific incidents, but they can also create a ‘picture’ of the quality of the supply chain and where particular types of damage occur on a repetitive basis. This can help to identify and cut out the hidden and unnecessary costs that can make certain supply chain ‘legs’ more expensive than originally anticipated.
Supply chain visibility
For many years the industry sector has called for better visibility of vehicles as they move through the supply chain. Vehicle inspections can provide instant data on vehicles passing through a particular point and condition reporting for management of any issues prior to onward movement. This puts you in control of your assets.
Data rich management information
Collecting condition reports from various parts of the supply chain can provide a wealth of data that can be manipulated to provide real-time alerts and management reports. As most inspection data is passed into the central database within 24 hours of collection, reporting can be done on an almost ‘real time’ basis rather than weeks or months later as is the standard today. This enables you to be proactive in managing activities on the vehicles as they move through the supply chain. Handover inspections are an insurance, not a cost. The rich data derived puts you in control of your vehicles.