October 4, 2021

Automotive Inventory: How To Receive Inventory and Reduce Errors

Receiving automotive part inventory seems like a straightforward task, and can be when done properly. 

But it is also a common time for inventory errors to occur due to miscounts, inputting mistakes or having untrained staff receive shipments. That’s why, like anything you do in your business, having proper inventory processes and training are paramount.

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September 10, 2021

4 Steps To Help With Your Surplus Automotive Parts Inventory Problems

Surplus inventory in your automotive dealership often leads to waste and losses. Sure, sometimes a well-planned marketing campaign or a sudden unexpected spike in service needs can help reduce the stock. But the reality is that once inventory becomes obsolete it usually doesn’t do much more than take up space and capital. 

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August 6, 2021

Why Your Automotive Dealership Needs A Mid-Year Inventory Check Up

Annual inventory counts are an important part of managing any automotive parts department. They confirm your inventory is accurately recorded come year-end and tax-filing season. 

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June 3, 2021

How To Avoid Inventory Discrepancies in Your Auto Dealership

Automotive parts inventory control may sound like a straightforward responsibility. But if you have had any experience behind a parts desk, you know this is one of those things that’s easier said than done. Specific skills and strategies are needed to properly control inventory, without it things can quickly get out of hand. 

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January 27, 2021

8 Important Inventory Metrics Your Parts Department Should Be Tracking

To properly assess your inventory and any changes you make to the management process, there are certain metrics you need to be tracking. Some metrics you need to be tracking all of the time, while other metrics will depend on your current goals. And you may also need to track certain metrics so that other departments can properly analyze and report for their team. 

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January 5, 2021

Build a Better Automotive Parts Inventory System in 2021

A new year is always a time to rethink the previous year and start fresh to optimize your business. With 2020 being a year of upheaval and disruption, everyone is looking forward to work and home life returning to normal as soon as possible.

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December 1, 2020

How Your Year-End Inventory Affects Your Business’s Taxable Income

Inventory counts are an important part of managing your automotive parts inventory for many reasons. It helps …

  1. Minimize theft 
  2. Identify obsolescence 
  3. Determine the turnover of each SKU 
  4. Ensure your records are up to date

When you can, you should try to do multiple counts per year, even if you’re just focusing on the items that cause you the most grief. But if you do decide to only do one, it should be at year end. And that’s because the year-end inventory is what gets your records ready for tax season.

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November 3, 2020

There’s An Easier Way To Do A Monthly Reconciliation

Are recurring discrepancies a problem for your automotive parts inventory? It’s a problem many Parts Departments must deal with. Luckily, there is an easy way to improve …

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September 30, 2020

6 Tips To Put Your Automotive Parts Inventory in Better Order 

When you do a good job managing your company’s automotive parts inventory, it can sometimes feel like nobody notices. 

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August 25, 2020

Easy Ways To Solve 3 Common Auto Parts Inventory Issues

There are a lot of problems you can run into when managing an automotive parts department. 

While some problems are unavoidable no matter how organized you are, there are some big problems that can be easily fixed with a few small changes.

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

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