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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…

Ten Habits of Highly Successful Wholesalers

Ten Habits of Highly Successful Wholesalers

By: Michelle Brittsan | March 10th, 2017

You may be considering getting into the wholesale business, or you may already be in it and want to expand your business. So how do you gauge your own success? The following is what our OEC field and account managers see the most…

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…

Explore Your Options of Shipping Carriers and Save Your Dealership Money!

Explore Your Options of Shipping Carriers and Save Your Dealership Money!

By: Ryan Fair | July 25th, 2016

In addition to the many roles of the parts manager, many of you are also the shipping guru in your dealership. You know everything there is to know about shipping through the common carriers. It’s engrained into your mind, it’s…

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…

Increase Tire Sales … Not Carrying Costs

Increase Tire Sales … Not Carrying Costs

By: OEC Staff | October 15th, 2015

The industry is abuzz with the latest sales trend of replacement tires. Ok … every parts manager knows what a pain they can be. They’re low margin, slow-moving, high capital parts that take up a ton of space and compete…