September 23, 2019

6 Reasons You Should Choose Pro Count West for Your Physical Inventory

Your inventory management strategy plays a big role in the success of your dealership or service shop, which means you need a team that provides physical inventory services that are second to none.

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August 30, 2019

Automotive Dealership Parts Departments: 5 Steps for Minimizing Inventory Loss

Every automotive parts business has inventory problems – overstock, obsolescence, the wrong mix of parts and many more. The difference between a successful business and a business with increased losses is how the management chooses to deal with these issues.

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August 16, 2019

Are You the New Parts Manager at an Automotive Dealership? Here’s How to Start the Job off Right

So, you’re the new Parts Manager, Parts & Service Director, General Manager or Controller at an automotive dealership - congratulations on the new position!

To ensure that your new role as a Manager starts off right and that you have a clear picture of your department’s assets and issues, it is critical that you take an inventory of auto parts stock as early in your tenure as possible. Doing so will provide three key benefits.

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July 31, 2019

4 Benefits of Maintaining an Accurate Parts Inventory

An important part of maintaining a productive automotive repair shop is inventory management. Without it, you will spend an unnecessary amount of time looking for and waiting on parts, minimizing efficiency and reducing income.

A poorly managed inventory may even cause you to lose valuable customers to competitors, who are more organized and able to better serve and communicate with your clients.

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July 23, 2019

The Importance of Identifying Low Turning Stock

With the speed at which we innovate new and more efficient vehicles and engines, obsolescence is an ongoing issue in the automotive industry - tying up capital and creating losses.

To optimize your inventory, it is important to identify low turning stock using inventory turnover which denotes how many times your inventory is sold and replaced in a specified period of time.

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June 27, 2019

Get a More Accurate Parts Inventory with Monthly Reconciliations Done Right

Accuracy is everything when dealing with your auto parts inventories but often times, there are discrepancies between your general ledger (GL) and your dealer management system (DMS) that can have a significant effect on customer satisfaction and profits.

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June 17, 2019

How to Conduct a Successful Partial Parts Inventory Count

When someone says physical inventory count the first thing most parts department employees and managers think of is your year-end count, also referred to as a full count - when everything seems to get put on hold for the tediousness of ensuring your actual inventory matches the books.

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May 31, 2019

ScanIt: Benefit from Inventory Management Technology Without the Investment

We have all heard about the benefits of scanning technology when managing auto parts inventory - it ensures you have the most accurate data, simplifies inventory counts and helps you get a better idea of your inventory position. The problem is, it can also be very expensive.

Now, you can enjoy all the benefits without the capital spend. Pro Count West is modernizing and keeping up with industry technology to make the job easier. 

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May 17, 2019

How to Improve Your Customer Service to Increase the Success of Your Parts Department

Now, more than ever, customer service is imperative to the success of your business. With 90% of consumers reading reviews online before even visiting a business, it is critical that your business leaves a good impression on its customers. The way you run your parts department plays a big role in that.

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April 29, 2019

Valuing and Devaluing Your Automotive Parts Inventory

Automotive parts inventory is constantly flowing in and out of your department. To ensure that your records are properly maintained to meet your specific goals, it is important that it is properly valued, and in some instances, devalued. 

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Mike Bachara | Owner of Pro Count West
Mike Bachara | President Pro Count West

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