ownership of this larger and upgraded facility
Create a cost analysis of forecasted wear and tear on fleet vehicles due to outdoor year-round exposure and justification on why your unit should be the one to take ownership of this larger and upgraded facility.
Cost Analysis & Justification for Ownership
You are the facility manager for your unit who is the transportation authority for the installation. Your unit is located in a large compound that has ample space for all the fleet vehicles and has two buildings. Your unit is operating out of the smallest building of the two and has limited office space parking space and is the building with the poorest conditions. The second larger building has been vacated by another unit and is currently empty.
Other units want to move into this building but this building is best suited for your unit which is the transportation authority of the installation and has ownership of a fleet made up of expensive machinery such as tractors heavy wreckers trailers forklifts sedans modified pickup trucks utility vans buses and passenger vans. This building is equipped with multiple bay doors allowing for the storage of these expensive equipment. Additionally it is attached to the main wash bay which allows your unit to service vehicles and better maintain the wash bay which you are also the facility manager for it.
Factors to Consider:
Saves funds on wear and tear repairs of the vehicles from being outside such as paint damage battery & wiper blade replacements in the winter.
Ample indoor storage for the most expensive equipment such as a heavy wrecker worth $678K and two Tractors with a combined value of $290K.
Outside exposure shortens the life of tires on these vehicles causing premature dry rotting and corrosion
Attached Wash bay capability allows the facility manager to better focus on the building as the wash bay also falls under the transportation authority and it is attached to the larger building in the compound.
The larger building has enough space to fit the simulator that helps train individuals on the proper operation of heavy machinery
Extra bay doors for the storage of other assets which are currently being stored outside year-round.
Extra indoor space allows indoor training on vehicle routine maintenance such as careful inspection of fleet vehicles and minor maintenance.
Indoor storage allows vehicles to be readily available even under inclement weather or extreme outdoor conditions (Deep freeze and Snowstorms).
The transportation authority is in charge of receiving on demand calls about requests for towing and heavy wrecker operations and needs the vehicles to be readily available.
Create a cost analysis of forecasted wear and tear on fleet vehicles due to outdoor year-round exposure and justification on why your unit should be the one to take ownership of this larger and upgraded facility. With a lot of competition from other units on the ownership of this building all cost analysis and justifications will undergo a board for review and selection for the best suitable unit that will be awarded ownership of this larger facility.
Write 4 pages single spaced paper on the breakdown cost analysis of fleet maintenence due to outdoor exposure year-round to the elements and your justification as facility manager for your unit on ownership of the newly vacated and upgraded facility. Research costs of commercial long-haul tractors and heavy wrecker maintenance according to possible factors above. Be sure to include charts and graphs depicting the cost analysis as it will better help interpret the cost analysis for the board review and selection. Complete the assignment in accordance to APA guidelines and be sure to include at least 4 credible sources to back your justification.