Vehicle Damage Tracking (VDT)
An innovative way to monitor and manage vehicle damage throughout the supply chain.
With increasing globalization, vehicle manufacturers have been re engineering their production plant networks all over the world. To ensure optimum cost savings, specific countries are often chosen to specialize in the production of specific models. This has given rise to an inevitable trend in transporting vehicles from production countries to the final markets. During such journeys, vehicles are subject to varying degrees of damage throughout the supply chain. Apart from the cost of repairing damage, such incidents have some costly side effects: delayed delivery time to final customer, higher insurance costs, and a negative impact on brand image.
What is Vehicle Damage Tracking (VDT)? During transport of vehicles, accurate inspections are performed at every point where responsibility changes from one party to another, following technical standards accepted by the major vehicle manufacturers. The information is delivered through a Web-based Management Tool developed and managed by Bureau Veritas, and regularly updated, according to client needs.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Bureau Veritas is one of the world's leading providers of import control and inspection services. Established in 1828 Bureau Veritas has wide experience in Vehicle Damage Tracking.
Our global presence offers you the convenience of international expertise combined with local service where you need it.
Bureau Veritas adapts its services to your needs. Bureau Veritas has developed and implemented several IT solutions to make the service more efficient. Use of PDA with wireless solutions and optimized Management Software makes field data collection faster, more accurate and reliable.
Internationally recognized by the most important organizations, Bureau Veritas is certified ISO 9001 and was the first inspection body in the world to have its network accredited ISO 17020 within the scope of its Pre-Shipment Inspection and Verification of Conformity activities. Active member of IFIA (International Federation of Inspection Agencies), Bureau Veritas is also a member of CITA (International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee).
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Who pays for the inspection?
The inspection cost may be paid directly by the client or shared by the various players in the supply chain.
How much can damage levels be reduced?
This will depend on the level of proactivity of the supply chain players and the commitment of clients and users. Experience shows that damage levels can be reduced by 60% in 2 years. Certain nonconformities such as missing parts (accessories) may be virtually eliminated.
How can damage levels be reduced?
Using the expertise of the team, regular reports are issued showing most affected areas of each type of vehicle, places or players with higher levels, and suggestions of preventive actions to avoid damage. Analyses are supported by statistical tools available in the Web-based Management Tool.
How safe is the Bureau Veritas Web-based solution?
The Bureau Veritas management tool is hosted on the Bureau Veritas system. It is fitted with extensive firewalls and other security measures to prevent data loss and unauthorized access. There is a backup process and contingency plan capable of recovering all data and systems in a short time span.
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