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AAIA Announces Panelists for AAPEX Technology Update

"Product Information Management in a Global Aftermarket" will be the subject of the AAIA Technology Update at AAPEX taking place on Monday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sands Expo Center, Room 203.

BETHESDA, MD — “Product Information Management in a Global Aftermarket” will be the subject of the AAIA Technology Update at AAPEX taking place on Monday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sands Expo Center, Room 203.

AAIA recently announced a panel of experts who will discuss their initiatives and best practices in the area of product information management at the AAPEX Technology Update seminar. Bob Moore, president of Bob Moore & Partners, will moderate a panel discussion with:

Chandler Ellis – vice president, information technology, General Parts Inc. (GPI)

Mark Hickman – vice president, POS processes, Advance Auto Parts

Ed Rammel – vice president, marketing, Dayco Products, Inc.

Jon Wyly – vice president, Arrow Speed Warehouse

The AAPEX Technology Update is an opportunity to get a first glimpse of why these companies are placing such an emphasis on industry standards and data synchronization. CARQUEST and Advance Auto Parts have major initiatives under way, based upon the industry standard for product information (PIES) and the Data Audit and Certification (DAC) service.

“Most aftermarket executives are unaware of the dismal condition of their data and the financial implications to their businesses,” said AAIA’s Scott Luckett, vice president, technology standards & solutions. “But, our panelists have made their data a strategic priority and will share many lessons as they discuss the challenges and rewards of data synchronization.”

For more information or to reserve a place at the Technology Update, contact AAIA at 301-654-6664 or [email protected].

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