(Dublin, OH) – The City of Dublin began contracting with NAPA Genuine Auto Parts and Integrated Business Solutions in May to operate an automotive supplies store within the city’s fleet management building. The contracting companies have an extensive network of local and national supplies, and have been providing in-house operations to government facilities for over 19 years.
Since May, the city has already had measurable success. “After only four months of experience with the in-house parts store, the City is already realizing cost savings and gains in efficiency,” said Darryl Syler, fleet manager for the City of Dublin. “To date, we have seen cost savings on auto parts of $7,200, and are expecting more than $25,000 in savings by next May.”
Prior to pursuing a contract with NAPA, city staff completed an analysis of time spent by fleet technicians completing research and ordering for supplies and determined that contracting these services could allow for more efficient uses of time by fleet technicians. The city’s fleet management software tracks the amount of time that technicians spend working on each vehicle, and a two percent reduction in vehicle down-time has been measured since the program began.
As the program moves forward, there are additional opportunities for citywide savings. According to Syler, “other divisions, including Engineering, Facilities Management and Parks and Open Space have plans to purchase supplies through the NAPA store. The savings that the city is seeing in supply purchases allows us to use tax dollars more efficiently, which is great for the city and for taxpayers.”
Fleet Management operates the City’s fuel site that currently includes unleaded and diesel fuel and the second largest public-private compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in central Ohio. The City of Dublin fleet consists of 281 vehicles, and includes 52 CNG vehicles. Fleet Management is an ASE Blue Seal Shop with six ASE Master Certificated Technicians.
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Sue Burness, City of Dublin Public Affairs Officer
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