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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…

Idle Parts Left Idle Breed Profit Disaster

Idle Parts Left Idle Breed Profit Disaster

By: OEC Staff | December 31st, 2014

Even the shrewdest, most experienced parts managers have idle inventory.  In fact, according to the NADA Data Analyst Division, the average dealer has $27,500 tied up in idle inventory.  On the surface, this may not sound like much when you’re managing fast-moving…
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