Stephen Webb admits he had doubts when Priority Hyundai started using PartsEye to manage its parts inventory last fall, about three months after he came aboard as parts manager for the dealership in Chesapeake, Va.
"Parts managers hate giving up control," he says. "So I was very skeptical at first."
But now Webb is all-in on the remote inventory management system that recommends which parts dealers should buy. It bases recommendations on purchase data collected from the store's dealership management system demand history, then compares it against purchasing trends at many similarly sized local and regional stores that sell the same vehicle brand.