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Need more Parts Training? We’re now offering live workshops!   We’ve worked with large Dealer Groups, Dealersedge, and Auto Dealer Associations to provide valuable parts training for long-term inventory success. If you’re interested in scheduling a workshop, get in touch!   Here are the topics we have been...

With so many factors to monitor, it can be difficult to know where to start to improve your inventory health. The good news is by paying close attention to just 5 categories, you can establish a benchmark and begin the journey towards inventory success!   Review...

Utilizing sources correctly can make or break your inventory success. Sources connect to everything in your DMS including pricing (matrix/escalators), phase-in and phase-out criteria, sale accounts, source accounting, days supply, price code adjustments, and economic order settings. Because a source is tied to so much,...

During a recent workshop, we were genuinely surprised to find that many Dealerships rely entirely on their manufacturer replenishment programs to restock inventory and don’t even check to see how the manufacturer program is working for them. The fact is, manufacturer replenishment programs do not...

Manufacturer programs can be tricky to manage when so much of the investment is getting tied up in wasted inventory. We recently put together our Benchmark and Best Practice numbers for our GM and Chrysler Clients from 2018 inventory numbers. Use these numbers as a...

Manufacturer Parts Programs are typically offered to dealerships as a way to achieve higher levels of service and potentially higher profits with the promise of less work for parts management. Manufacturer programs will guarantee the returnability of suggested parts in the future, if the dealership...

Have you noticed the new prompt “RESET: MNS WHEN PART WITH 0 ON HAND IS RECEIPTED (Y/N)?” in the most recent CDK update? It appears the MSDA setting was updated to fix MNR and MNS. This relatively new prompt was concocted by CDK to help...

For those using Reynolds and Reynolds, March of 2018 marked the start of the massive migration from 6910 to ERA-IGNITE. Many of you have already migrated your commonly viewed reports in the past months.   If you haven’t already, We highly recommend that you seek out...

With the dawn of a new year, we’re seeing lots of dealerships evaluate their options to see if a new DMS would better fit their operation. We’re all about Dealerships seeking and implementing the best technology, and, with such a big change, should come careful...

Parts inventory management in today’s dealerships is ever evolving. With all the variables involved in inventory control, how do you produce the most efficient and profitable parts inventory? The answer could be as simple as utilizing all the tools in your Dealership Management System. Dealership management...