Parts and Inventory

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Your dealership’s inventory has a domino effect on all your other departments. Imagine a customer walking into your dealership for a part they requested. However, the part isn’t there when they arrive because the inventory wasn’t updated. You may have inadvertently given the customer the wrong information and hurt your dealership’s credibility in the process. […]

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Featured Parts Department

Michael Jordan famously said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” When dealers are looking to boost sales numbers, the parts department can be easy to overlook. After all, a technician who is a genius in repairs, may be less so on the sales floor. But that is not a reason to give […]

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7 Ways to Organize Your Parts Inventory the Right Way

The average employee spends 1.5 hours/day looking for things according to recent statistics. Time is money for RV and Marine dealers, so many are looking to organize their parts inventory. With so many different parts to manage, and a busy schedule, taking the area from chaos to order can seem like an overwhelming prospect. But […]

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How to Maximize Your Parts Sales During the Busy Season banner

Most RV and marine dealers have about 100 out of 365 days to make most of their profits for the year. That’s what many of us refer to as the “busy season.” So, if for some reason you don’t sell enough units or parts during that time period, you can lose quite a bit of […]

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Did you know that if you happen to misplace $100 worth of parts because you don’t have organized bins, it could take as much as $1,000-$1,200 worth of sales to make up the loss, since the dollars you make come in net profit? It’s time to take control once and for all and this 14-page […]

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Inventory control goals

Once you’ve accurately counted and organized your inventory, it’s essential to set attainable goals that will allow you to gain control and plan for the future. Offer an incentive plan for your Parts Manager We’ve mentioned before that the main reason you probably aren’t keeping good tabs on your inventory is because it’s too time […]

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Inventory Count

Before you can begin to manage your inventory, you must know exactly what is on your shelves. As dreadful and time-consuming as it sounds, it’s not as hard as you think – if you first implement a process that will enable you to easily perform the task. Many dealers think purchasing dealer management software solves […]

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