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Fleet Fuel Management: PT REA Kaltim's Success with Kitameraki

Updated: Apr 1

Fleet Fuel management is a critical aspect for companies, especially in industries like logistics or agriculture where large fleets are involved. On average, trucks cover approximately 10,000 kilometres each month and use around 30 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. Therefore, even a minor adjustment can result in significant savings. For instance, All Aboard America's implementation of fleet management led to a 3% reduction in fuel usage, saving $140,000 in a single year.

PT REA Kaltim, a prominent player in the cultivation of oil palms in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, faced significant challenges in fuel consumption and monitoring. In response, they embarked on a transformative project, engaging the expertise of Kitameraki to address these issues. Read how Kitameraki consultants helped to enhance operational efficiency.

Streamlining Fuel Management: PT REA Kaltim's Success with Kitameraki

What is Fuel Management and Why is It Important?

Fuel management is the process of maintaining, controlling, and monitoring fuel consumption in vehicles. It involves the use of fuel management systems to track, purchase, and dispense fuel, as well as monitor fuel levels in real time. This is important for fleet operators as it can help ensure visibility and identify areas of inefficiency, leading to potential savings of up to 10% on fuel costs. With the increasing number of vehicles on the road, fuel management systems have become a key component in managing a fleet, as fuel costs typically make up a significant portion of total fleet expenses, ranging from 15% to 25%. By implementing effective fuel management, companies can reduce fuel costs, increase fuel savings, and improve overall fleet productivity, making it an essential aspect of vehicle and freight management.

Fleet Fuel Management Success Story from PT REA Kaltim

PT REA Kaltim, a leading palm oil plantation in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, faced escalating fuel costs and potential security risks due to inefficient fuel monitoring practices. To address these challenges, the company's Commercial Manager lead a critical fuel management transformation project in collaboration with the expert team at Kitameraki.

The primary goals of PT REA Kaltim's project with Kitameraki were ambitious yet crucial:

  1. Efficiently monitor and manage fuel consumption.

  2. Mitigate the risk of fuel theft through improved security measures.

  3. Transition from manual fuel monitoring to an automated and accurate system.

  4. Evaluate and choose the most suitable hardware and software solutions.

  5. Successfully roll out the selected fuel management system to a substantial portion of the truck fleet.

  6. Plan for the integration of the system with the existing Business Intelligence (BI) platform.

The project unfolded in a systematic manner:

  1. Market Survey: Kitameraki initiated the project with a thorough market survey to identify potential hardware and software solutions for fuel management.

  2. Shortlisting Solutions: Two solutions were shortlisted for further evaluation based on their suitability. Real-time data on fuel consumption was collected using sensors from the shortlisted vendors.

  3. Comprehensive Decision: The final decision-making process involved selecting the optimal choice, considering hardware, maintenance, software, and budget.

  4. Rollout: The chosen system was successfully deployed across REA Kaltim's entire fleet of over 400 trucks, along with GPS tracking for comprehensive monitoring.

  5. Integration Planning: Future integration of the system with the existing BI platform was planned to enhance data analysis capabilities.

The collaborative efforts resulted in several tangible outcomes:

  1. Improved fuel consumption monitoring for more efficient fuel management.

  2. Reduced risk of fuel theft through enhanced security measures.

  3. Transition from manual data collection to an automated system, minimizing errors.

  4. Successful rollout of the fuel management system to a significant portion of the truck fleet.

  5. Integration with a data visualization platform provided REA Kaltim with actionable insights into fuel consumption patterns across all estates.

"Kitameraki's expertise was invaluable. Their team understood our challenges and delivered a solution that exceeded expectations. This project has significantly improved our fuel management practices, leading to cost savings and enhanced operational efficiency." - Hugo, Commercial Manager, PT REA Kaltim

Streamlining Fuel Management: PT REA Kaltim's Success with Kitameraki

Wrapping up!

The efficient fuel management collaboration between PT REA Kaltim and Kitameraki underscores the critical role such partnerships play in addressing industry-specific challenges. This successful alliance not only resulted in tangible benefits like enhanced monitoring and reduced theft risks but also showcases PT REA Kaltim's commitment to operational excellence. By choosing a dedicated partner like Kitameraki, PT REA Kaltim demonstrated the positive impact strategic collaborations can have on overcoming challenges within their operations.

As industries continue to evolve and face increasing demands, precision fuel management emerges as a critical tool for companies striving to optimize their operational costs. Discover how our expertise can drive your company towards success in the dynamic world of modern business.


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