UPS, Author at aftermarketNews
Lighter Auto Parts Are Impacting Your Supply Chain

Probably the best example of a recent development with wide-ranging ramifications for both original equipment and aftermarket automotive manufacturers has been Ford’s introduction of an all-aluminum body F-150. The change from steel to aluminum was one way Ford could save weight on the way to meeting the federally mandated mile-per-gallon target. With the vehicle’s release came

To Go Big Online, Supercharge Your Inventory And Supply Chain Management

Online aftermarket parts shoppers are demanding. And whether your customers are professionals, consumers or more experienced enthusiasts, they’re most likely buying from more than one online marketplace, often for a single repair or upgrade. Knowing this, it’s essential that your business offer parts in as many places online as is feasible, while maintaining a high

Convert Clicks To Your Competitive Advantage

Your conveyor belts are humming along, carrying automotive aftermarket parts for a host of customers from high atop the distribution center, snaking their way through the facility, down to the loading area. In fact, your ecommerce site has another order almost ready to be accepted and processed, except for one thing — and it has

Be Ready To Pivot With Changing Global Market Conditions

Your global inventory plan is fully optimized for current market conditions. Your brake rotors arrive perfectly synchronized with the vehicle parc in your area. Suspension parts fit any import or domestic plate that comes your way, just in time. You run a well-oiled automotive aftermarket distribution machine, seemingly impervious to any curve ball thrown its

Taming The Parts Proliferation Beast

Redesigned original equipment (OE) components by aftermarket suppliers help mitigate the heavy strain that parts proliferation places on the aftermarket supply chain. Use of technology increases warehouse efficiency, further battling the overabundance of parts. There’s no denying it: The myriad of automobile platforms being produced today put a severe strain on the ability of aftermarket

Investing In IT For Automotive Aftermarket eTailing Success

Etailing is the automotive aftermarket’s fastest-growing retail sales channel and the industry is witnessing explosive growth in this sector. Investing in the IT necessary to support a robust online product line offering is essential for etailing in the automotive aftermarket, which currently accounts for $6 billion yearly in parts sales. The volume of those transactions