Mercury provides services to start-up companies, established enterprises, and professional associations that furnish goods and services to the fleet industry and fleet management profession, including:
Companies that plan to market their products or services to organizations with fleet operations frequently turn to Mercury for strategic and tactical advice.
Mercury's consultants have built and nurtured long-term relationships within the fleet industry, both as former fleet managers and as trusted consultants to many different types of fleets operating in both the private and public sectors. Our consultants offer a full array of services that will enable aspiring vendors to penetrate the fleet market, gain a foothold, and accelerate sales growth.
Companies not familiar with fleet management often believe that all fleet operations are similar in nature and method of operation. The reality is quite different, however. The fleet industry is fragmented into many segments, each with its own specific approach and clientele. Our consultants define the target market so the client understands the potential for a product or service. We gather information on costs and penetration rates of competitive products to gauge the market potential for a new product or service.
Mercury's marketing and sales strategy development services also include:
Mercury also offers advice on our clients' potential for strategic partnerships with different types of fleet-related service and product providers. Our consultants will present the pros and cons to partnering with companies who have already established a presence in the fleet industry.
Many companies that plan to market their products or services within the fleet industry for the first time, as well as organizations that already have an industry presence but wish to increase market share, have benefited from Mercury's market research services.
Our extensive experience in the fleet business and our network of relationships in all industry sectors enable our consultants to assemble solid, actionable research reports and findings. Our market research reports have served as guideposts and reference documents, both for individual clients and for the fleet industry.
For clients contemplating entry to the fleet market, we offer market research services to:
Mercury also conducts studies on a variety of issues that are important to individual clients and to the industry itself. For example:
Suppliers of products and services to the fleet industry often are asked by their customers to help them address challenges and needs that fall outside a particular supplier's core business and/or area of expertise. Mercury welcomes the opportunity to partner with suppliers in such situations to provide management training and consulting services that meet their customers' unique needs and can set a particular company apart from its competitors.
Fleet operator reluctance to try a new product or service often can be overcome through objective, unbiased training on its benefits. As a neutral third party that does not enter into reseller or channel partner agreements with any fleet industry supplier, Mercury is ideally positioned to develop independent training materials that can assist fleet operators in objectively weighing the pros and cons of best-of-breed products and services that we believe will advance the state of the art in fleet management and operation.
Mercury is a leader in assisting corporations, government, and military organizations plan and execute workforce mobility projects that keep firm control of costs while fully supporting employees traveling on business or transferring to another location.
Our consultants are recognized experts in business travel, temporary assignments and employee relocation, housing market analysis and facility site selection – all of which play vital roles in your ability to position the right people in the right place and the right time.
Mercury's travel and relocation consulting services include:
Mercury holds two U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules that government agencies may use for logistics, fleet management, transportation, delivery, and relocation solutions.
|GSA Logistics Worldwide (LOGWORLD) Schedule 874 V - LOGWORLD covers logistics and fleet management consulting and support services to U.S. federal agencies worldwide.|
|GSA Transportation, Delivery and Relocation Solutions (TDRS) Schedule 48 - Federal agencies may use TDRS Schedule 48 to contract with Mercury for a wide range of relocation consulting services.|
Policy, Program and Process Studies
Travel costs are probably your second largest variable expense. Mercury's experts can help you balance cost control with meeting traveler needs and maintaining responsive service. Our services include:
Domestic and International Relocation Management
Mercury travel and relocation consultants' expertise in domestic and international relocation management is unmatched when it comes to conducting:
Market Analyses and Site Selections
We will assist in evaluating cost and tactical, logistical and quality-of-life issues to enable you to prioritize and assess criteria for decisions on whether or where to relocate operations.
Compliance and Cost Assessments
Because this area straddles the fence between "fleet" and "travel" functions, our consultants are uniquely qualified to:
Specialized Data Gathering
Mercury will help you assess market potential for products and services specific to the travel and relocation industries, identify target markets, and develop a strategy and plan to reach your target audience. Our services include:
As an acknowledged leader in the fleet management industry, Mercury is frequently asked to deliver expert testimony in legal proceedings. Our consultants have assisted attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases that have involved virtually every aspect of fleet management and vehicle operations.
Mercury's reputation for integrity and our status as an independent, employee-owned consulting firm have led to many requests for assistance when objective, unbiased opinions and clear explanations of complicated issues are required.
We provide expert witness services for the following:
We have provided amicus curiae briefs and assisted attorneys for both the defense and plaintiff with preparations for direct and cross examinations in civil suits. In some cases, our experts have helped attorneys formulate strategies for negotiating out-of-court settlements.
Mercury's testimony in both trials and depositions has also aided judges and juries to understand fleet industry standards as well as government rules and regulations that apply in the cases before them.
Mercury's expert witness services have aided in bringing about the following results:
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Other Fleet Consulting Services
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