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mechanics ratio to equipment in the real world

  • 1.  mechanics ratio to equipment in the real world

    Posted 08 September 2013 23:15
    hi  I am putting together a business plan for extra mechanics  and part of the justification is mechanics to equipment ratio

          you can use a varity of  equations  MEP/VEP or any  X! effect but I was wondering real figures with skill shortages and economic decline , what you have to work with , so the questions if possible are the amount of fleet in certain catergories and the total amount of actual mechanics .

    1. light fleet - cars -
     total in fleet =
     total serviced in house =
     total serviced by dealership=
    2. light fleet - utes and vans 
     total in fleet =
    total serviced in house =
    total serviced by dealership=
    3.light commercials up to 4.5 t gvm 
     total in fleet =
    total serviced in house =
    total serviced by dealership=
    4.heavy commercials 4.5t gvm +
     total in fleet =
    total serviced in house =
    total serviced by dealership=
    5. trailers various 
     total in fleet =
    total serviced in house =
    total serviced by dealership=
    6 minor plant - petrol driven - wacker plates etc 
     total in fleet =
    total serviced in house =
    total serviced by dealership=
     7.major plant excavators etc 
     total in fleet =
    total serviced in house =
    total serviced by dealership=
    8. specialised equipment (high maintenance )- road sweepers jet vacs ,wood chippers 
     total in fleet =
    total serviced in house =
    total serviced by dealership=

    9.  total amount  of:
      trained mechanics
      trained fabricators
      trade assistants
      supervisory
      admin
      working hours 

      thanks for your help

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    DAVID RAPER
    TEAM LEADER FLEET SERVICES
    City of Charles Sturt
    WOODVILLE SAau

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  • 2.  RE:mechanics ratio to equipment in the real world

    Posted 09 September 2013 21:45
    Hi David,

    A sure way to assess your mechanical labour requirements is using first principles. Section 11.7 of the IPWEA best Practice Plant & Vehicle Management Manual (3rd edition - 2012) provides a step by step methodology for calculating workshop labour requirements. There is also a worked example in the Appendices.

    Regards

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    Ross Moody
    Executive Officer
    IPWEA Australasia

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