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Make Parts Buying Easier for the Customer – Think Amazon

Differentiate yourself, not based on availability – which everyone can do – but on serviceability and convenience.

For as long as I can remember, the No. 1 requirement for customers from an equipment dealership’s parts department is parts availability. The recent Product Support Opportunities Handbook (PSOH) – now for sale as a PDF at

By | March 15th, 2014|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

Parts Availability Is Key To Customer Satisfaction

Back order analysis and your inventory management system.

In all the customer surveys I have seen for the parts business in our industry, the number one issue is availability of parts.

For most of you that will be intuitive and self-evident. However, there are several items we have control over that will help us in this issue […]

By | February 15th, 2013|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , |

Inventory Valuations And Turnover

There is a lot of noise about valuation changes for tax being proposed.

I am sure you have recently watched the now famous committee of 12 who are supposed to provide us with an additional $1 trillion plus in spending reductions over the next 10 years. I know you are also familiar with the refrain about […]

By | October 15th, 2011|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , |

For Lead Times, Break Out Of Conventional Thinking

Get out of the rut and structure lead times by individual parts, not by vendors.

A long time ago, I started in this industry with a one-year contract to find and fix a problem with an inventory control application. It was exciting work for me as I got to learn at the feet of a very […]

By | March 15th, 2011|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , |

The Only Part That Matters

When you have a part in stock, you’re the same as everyone else.

Inventory management is an extremely important aspect of controlling and developing your business. In this column last month, I talked about changes in the supply chain and how you should respond going forward. Now we need to address some fundamentals.

Many of you will […]

By | November 15th, 2010|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

The Changing World Of The Supply Chain

We have seen supply chain problems in the past, but look out now.

Have you noticed in the ongoing discussions on the economy the talk about inventory replenishment and how important that has become for the gross domestic product?

This has been a bit of a roller coaster over the past two years. One of the unintended […]

By | October 15th, 2010|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

Interest Rates Are Your Next Big Challenge

Get serious about cleaning out nonproductive parts inventory now, because time is not on your side.

Have you heard the new acronym: PIIGS? It stands for Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain, and they’ve received worldwide attention because their debt is considerably above their respective Gross Domestic Products (GDP).

It’s a serious problem. Portugal’s external debt is […]

By | July 15th, 2010|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , , |

Next Year Is A Year We Have Been Waiting For

It is time for Parts and Service to shine.

We are hearing all kinds of comments regarding the slowdown in the American economy. The GDP will grow at a rate of some 2% to 4%. That is significantly slower than the past three years. Imagine complaining about an economy growing at that rate. Caterpillar and Ingersoll […]

By | December 15th, 2006|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

Inventory Control

Who is in charge here?

It has taken awhile but I have finally gotten to the point of discussing the changes necessary in our inventory control systems and procedures. Time has changed most of what we do with inventory control yet we haven’t kept up with it.

Inventory management deals with two basic questions; how much to […]

By | November 15th, 2006|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

Remember Kardex Systems?

What did they have that we should use now?

Back when computers first arrived on the scene for equipment distributors one of the first applications used was inventory control. In those days a paper parts sales orders document was sent to data processing, keypunched, run through the computer, producing an edit report, the edit report was […]

By | March 15th, 2005|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |