(PRINCETON, NJ – AUGUST 20, 2014) – A familiar party game is the Telephone Game, where a message is whispered, one by one, down a gauntlet of people. The message as first delivered is compared to the message by the end, and they aren’t all that alike anymore. If one is a fleet manager with global responsibilities, there’s very little that’s fun about being at the end of the information line.
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy (IFA) provides fleet professionals with global duties the trusted, intimate environment to discuss such subjects, as well as the information they need to take informed, proactive actions. The fourth annual IFA will take place November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. On Thursday, November 6, Fred Turco, Senior Director, Pfizer, Inc., presents a discussion on “Global Information Systems.” Turco will share his wealth of experience about how Pfizer developed a global fleet management information system (GFMIS) to gather data from over 80 different countries.
“Good data is crucial to every fleet manager, no matter where they are based, but it is absolutely necessary for a global fleet manager,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Most of the time, you as the individual taking care of these fleets will be halfway around the world. Fred (Turco’s) presentation is going to enlighten our attendees not only to the need for solid data, but how technology can bridge that gap.”
Presented from a fleet executive’s perspective, “Global Information Systems “will cover KPIs—including the importance of getting the global fleet organizations behind the concept of KPIs—and the importance of measuring and not under or over-measuring statistics. Turco will also discuss his experience with telematics relating to driver controls and awareness issues.
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy is designed specifically to meet the needs of those who manage fleets outside of the United States and Canada, and offers fleet professionals the tools to gain understanding, and the opportunity to discuss the problems and challenges they’re facing with some of the brightest minds in global fleet management.
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy helps attendees build the specialized skills needed for the expanding and changing fleet environment across diverse world markets. Attendees will leave with a standard of excellence for their dealings within and outside their organization, with customers, suppliers, and drivers among others. The conference is a “must” for companies and organizations with global fleets, as well as corporate global fleet managers; corporate fleet directors; procurement specialists; corporate executives with reporting responsibility for their organization’s fleet operations; fleet personnel who assist fleet managers and directors in their global fleet operations; and fleet managers, directors, and executives who want to learn more about multi-national fleet operations.
“In any professional’s career, you need the straight news; no additions, no exaggerations,” said Russo. “NAFA’s International Fleet Academy features sessions that will help global fleet managers know how to get and maintain that credible information, and should be a must for every fleet manager handling fleets by long distance.”
For a limited time, attendees who register before September 30 can take advantage of early-bird pricing. More information is available at: www.nafafleetacademy.org
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world’s premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org.