OEC to Provide Gulf States Toyota With Parts Supply Chain Technology for its Dealer Network

D2DLink will allow dealers to efficiently source and sell parts within the GST Network

CLEVELAND, OH, (March 26, 2020) – OEConnection LLC (OEC), the leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, will provide Gulf States Toyota (GST) with its part sourcing platform, D2DLink, for its extensive dealer network.

D2DLink will provide GST dealers with shared inventory access across the dealer network, allowing dealers to find and obtain parts with greater speed, while helping reduce idle inventory and improve OEM part sourcing and sales.

“OEC is excited to continue growing our relationship with Gulf States Toyota by helping implement our industry-leading parts sourcing solution across its dealer network,” said Kyle McChesney, OEC General Manager, Supply Chain, Data and EPC. “By adopting D2DLink, GST can leverage its inventory and continue to grow OEM parts sales.”

“With 158 dealers in the GST network, implementing a new shared inventory solution across our dealer network will offer greater visibility into inventory and streamline part sourcing,” said Rick Martinez of GST. “This means improved sales and, most importantly, an enhanced customer experience.”

D2DLink will be implemented in the GST dealer network later in 2020.


About OEC

OEConnection (OEC) is the leading automotive technology provider for OEM distribution networks. We enable automakers and dealerships around the world to deliver parts and service information quickly and accurately into the hands of repairers. Our solutions cover the collision, fleet, mechanical and retail segments, as well as the dealers’ own service lanes, through a suite of parts cataloging, supply chain, pricing, ecommerce, service, data and business intelligence solutions. OEC serves 37 international auto brands, 30,000 dealers and more than 135,000 repair customers worldwide. OEC is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, USA, 44286. Additional information is available at or by emailing Heather King at

About Gulf States Toyota

Houston-based Gulf States Toyota is one of the world’s largest independent distributors of Toyota vehicles and parts, serving 158 dealers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Gulf States Toyota was founded in 1969.