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Fleet of foot with Freeway Fleet: manages everything from works orders to inventory
UK infrastructure services company FM Conway has implemented an advanced computerised maintenance management system from Freeway Fleet Systems.
The system is providing full visibility on the condition of the company’s assets and supports safer, more efficient working for staff, according to Conway. Deployed to manage 8,500 assets, including a fleet of 1,100 vehicles and a wide variety of plant, the Freeway software is integrated with Oracle, FM Conway’s corporate business system.
FM Conway wanted a system to maximise the utilisation and availability of the company’s assets and resources, whilst ensuring full compliance with regulatory obligations.
“Previously, we had an array of different systems to manage the assets with their own specific maintenance needs and different compliance requirements,” said James Twyford, business systems manager at FM Conway. “The new system will provide complete visibility on the condition of our fleet, helping us to achieve efficiencies that we can pass on to customers.”
Freeway’s all-in-one system, which also operates on tablets for mobile working, manages everything from works orders and scheduling, to resources, assets and inventory. The system provides real time costs and workflows along with an interface that allows automated data interchange with Oracle for corporate financial administration.
“Compliance and safety are the overriding issues for us and the introduction of Freeway has revolutionised the way we work,” said Jeff Addley, workshop manager, FM Conway.
“The new system ensures we have up-to-date and comprehensive records for all our vehicles and assets. Freeway has allowed us to improve productivity and utilisation, and having full fleet visibility has aided us in employing additional fitters and admin staff who can immediately see exactly what work is needed to stay compliant.”