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FLEET MANAGEMENT
* Facilities Maintenance - parts and distribution for
property management and maintenance;
* Waterworks - water, sewer, storm and fire protection
products; and
* Construction and Industrial (White Cap) - professional-grade construction supplies for medium to large
contractors.
HD Supply can deliver quickly to its 500,000 customers
anywhere in the country. "Regardless of where our customers are located," Pfaadt says, "we can get the product
there either the next day or in some cases the same day."
Strong Fleet, Strong Partners
To provide such fast service, HD Supply relies on a private
fleet of almost 2,000 delivery vehicles. "If a part is needed
we can get it there," Pfaadt says. "And for extremely rural
locations, we can partner up with a UPS, FedEx or XPO and
still get it there quickly."
HD Supply's own fleet can manage most tasks, but there
are times when it must partner with outside carriers. In
particular, in the peak summer season, it relies on"surge"
carrier support.
HD Supply also relies on partners such as Ryder to help
it put its own fleet together. "Ryder has been a significant
help to us," Pfaadt says. "They understand that the technical needs of a flat-bed fleet are different than a box truck
fleet. We partner with them on all solutions, and build our
fleet accordingly."

HD Supply compiles data on driver performance with
the help of DriveCam by Lytx. Claims have been reduced
significantly since it implemented the software.
The program has been installed on 800-plus box trucks
for a year-and-a-half. "In the early days of using it, there
may have been a little push back due to fear of big brother
watching you," Pfaadt recalls.
"But we have been able to show the drivers videos of how
this program can save your life (e.g., seat beat usage), and
the response has been strong."
Aside from cost reduction and safety, the core goal of
HD Supply's sizable upgrade to digitization is visibility.
"What we would like to do is take some of these complex,
over-engineered systems and simplify them, and in doing
so make them better and stronger," Pfaadt says. "It's all
about harmonization."
Pfaadt sees another benefit. "We can in turn make things
simpler for our customer, with increased visibility in their
supply chains, knowing where everything is," Pfaadt notes.
"For us, 2017 will be the year of the simple."

Data and More Data
HD Supply closely monitors fuel consumption as well as
driver performance. "We are an emerging digital company,"
Pfaadt notes. "Technology and digitization is our core." To
that end, HD Supply has partnered with Ryder to align fleet
procurement and fuel consumption.

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