International Truck and Engine Corp. announced today that is has partnered with Modern Business Computing Inc. (MBC) to develop a new software-based fleet maintenance and parts-replenishment system.
Dubbed Diamond Connection Solutions, the system will be distributed through International dealers. The complete software package is designed to help fleet managers estimate maintenance needs and reduce costs through the use of a simple product.
The software can track quantities, costs and reorder points of truck parts in inventory based on previous use patterns and ordering information. Using this information, the system works in conjunction with International dealers to provide a dependable just-in-time automatic reordering scheme for parts. Work order information, which includes parts use and services performed,enables a fleet manager to track all of his or her mechanics' work and to keep a complete history of work performed and parts used on each vehicle.
Diamond Connection Solutions also boasts components for PM schedules, core tracking, warranty monitoring, vehicle information, reminders and user security. The package also includes full reporting capabilities.
Optional modules can be purchased to handle purchase order management, fuel use, vehicle logs, tire use, vehicle licensing, reported problems, vehicle parts reference and employee information.
International said its dealers and MBC expect to distribute the software to as many as 3,000 customer locations in the next three years.