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Top 5 Revenue Boosters for Tire Sales

Top 5 Revenue Boosters for Tire Sales

By: OEC Staff | April 1st, 2015

It’s no secret. Tire sales are a hot topic in the automotive industry these days. Auto manufacturers and major dealer groups alike are launching aggressive programs to reclaim the $30.1 billion replacement tire business. And, for good reason. Tire sales…

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…

Got Idle? Top Techniques for Managing Obsolete OEM Parts

Got Idle? Top Techniques for Managing Obsolete OEM Parts

By: OEC Staff | January 21st, 2015

The world of OEM parts inventory management isn’t what it used to be. Today’s parts managers are increasingly feeling the “big squeeze” as OEMs tighten returns programs and active parts life cycles shorten. All in all, it’s a recipe for…

Sacrifice Gross Profit to Win Conversion Parts Sales?

Sacrifice Gross Profit to Win Conversion Parts Sales?

By: OEC Staff | January 21st, 2015

What kind of crazy idea is this!?  Experienced parts managers know that gross profit (GP) is essential to a successful money-making business. So where does the logic come in? In today’s competitive marketplace, parts managers are recognizing the need to…

The Parts Manager's Guide to Facebook

The Parts Manager's Guide to Facebook

By: OEC Staff | January 6th, 2015

As the world’s most popular and most-used social network, Facebook is personal, casual and perfectly suited to an auto dealership’s local marketing efforts.  Today’s consumers view a company’s Facebook presence as more important than ever, with a new study suggesting…

Cut the Fat Out of Wholesale Delivery Costs

Cut the Fat Out of Wholesale Delivery Costs

By: OEC Staff | December 31st, 2014

Any Parts Manager worth his salt knows that expense management is hyper-critical in the low-margin, high-overhead business of wholesale parts. As a technology supplier to the largest, most efficient automotive original equipment parts wholesalers nationwide, OEC has the unique opportunity…