Smart Mobility Institute’s key takeaways from 8 June 2022
The Smart Mobility Institute session on Vendor Selection & Mobility Strategy took place on 8 June. It was an inspiring afternoon in Brussels, attended by top-notch mobility experts and multidisciplinary specialists. Here are the main takeaways.
Personal coaching taps into the possibilities of the unknown
Humans have a natural fear of the unknown. As a result, when given access to broader, greener mobility options, many employees are hesitant to make the necessary behavioural change. According to Jennifer Vander Elst, Compensation Benefits Specialist at Elia Group, engaging in one-on-one dialogue about their personal needs and realistic solutions increases their willingness to take a step towards using a combination of multiple more sustainable mobility options. “We help employees make conscious decisions through personal coaching sessions,” she said.
The ketchup bottle effect
For the demand side and the supply side alike, the driving force behind corporate mobility is flexibility and sustainability, explained Kristof Hecht, Sr. Executive Manager Global Innovations & Solutions at Sixt.The explicit need, fiscal incentives and other supporting regulations create a ‘ketchup bottle effect’: “If you are persistent on all these parameters, broader-scale change towards sustainable mobility behaviour will automatically follow”.
Vendor selection is key to a successful landing for your company’s mobility concept
Thibault Alleyn and Joshua Formis from Fleet Logistics compared the mobility landscape to our galaxy, saying that there are as many local solutions and emerging alternative services as there are stars in space. Their pointers for ensuring a successful landing for your company’s mobility approach included having a clear vision, and working together with a solid, agile vendor that delivers consistent yet scalable services and has proven B2B expertise.
Invent the future of mobility cooperatively
Stuart Donnelly, President Mobility at TMC, emphasised the importance of bringing all stakeholders’ minds together in terms of feature requirements, functionalities and priorities in mobility services and required technologies. “We can build the future of mobility by delivering a seamless user experience whilst providing digital insights on multimodal mobility costs, time, environmental impact and contribution to a person’s well-being, making mobility a personal matter with a purpose,” he stated.
Digital, agile and sustainable mobility procurement
Following on from the expert insights from Elia Group, Sixt, Fleet Logistics and TMC, Tristan Deschler, Value Engineer at Fairmarkit, outlined the expectation of a shift from the traditionally consolidated fleet supply towards a combination of global and hyper-local mobility agreements. These will be supported by digital and agile procurement services with an increased focus on sustainability, he concluded.
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We would like to thank Fleet Logistics, Sixt and TMC for making this Smart Mobility Institute session possible.