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Improve your parts inventory and your bottom line with 5 tips from successful parts managers

Improve your parts inventory and your bottom line with 5 tips from successful parts managers

By: Bob Stansfield | May 4th, 2017

It’s not news that a parts department can have a substantial impact on a dealership’s profit. And with the parts business alone being $50+ billion industry, according to NADA, it would be crazy to not get in on the action, right…

3 common parts hoarder symptoms that you can rebound from with a killer comeback

3 common parts hoarder symptoms that you can rebound from with a killer comeback

By: Tara Cunningham | October 19th, 2016

Are you – or someone you know – a parts hoarder? Just to be clear, I’m not talking about the “hoarder” who can’t move around their house. I’m talking about parts managers who quietly hang on to slow-moving parts for…

Reasons to Consider a Layered Approach to Your Inventory Process

Reasons to Consider a Layered Approach to Your Inventory Process

By: Nate Gotro | December 9th, 2015

Parts inventory comes and goes on a daily basis in many different ways.  So why would a one-size approach to clean parts inventory be the answer for everyone?  The answer is, it isn’t. Each parts department runs their business in…

Mythbuster: Why it Never Works to Self-Market Idle Parts

Mythbuster: Why it Never Works to Self-Market Idle Parts

By: OEC Staff | June 16th, 2015

Tell the truth, Parts Managers. Have you ever tried to self-market your idle and obsolete inventory by sending spreadsheets to larger dealers? And if so, how often did that work? According to Marvin Windham, Parts Manager for Benchmark Chrysler Dodge…

Top 5 Things Successful Parts Managers Do To Manage Parts Inventory

Top 5 Things Successful Parts Managers Do To Manage Parts Inventory

By: OEC Staff | May 28th, 2015

As I’m sure you are aware, the parts department contributes to a large amount of a dealership’s profitability.  The parts business alone is $50+ billion industry, according to NADA! What do the successful parts managers do to maintain that trajectory…

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Manage Special Order Parts … Before They Age

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Manage Special Order Parts … Before They Age

By: OEC Staff | March 5th, 2015

Special order parts (SOP) can be one of the biggest contributors to bog down a parts inventory.  Often considered a problem borne of service advisors placating customer requests, special order parts can become everyone’s profitability problem the moment a service…
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