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5 Important Components of Dealership Parts Management

The Most Important Department in any Body Shop is the Parts Department

Missing, damaged, or wrong parts can cause significant bottlenecking in production that ultimately affects cycle-time, customer service, and profitability. With Rome, parts are ordered correctly, quickly, and in the right priority. 

After 31 years of serving the collision center industry, we’ve created a formula for running the very best body shop. Maximizing your profits must include operating an efficient and streamlined parts department. Below you will find 5 important components of dealership parts management. 

1. Improve Efficiency 

Are you paperless? Electronic ordering with pictures will ensure accuracy on every order. Rome’s inventory system allows you to designate locations for every part. Manage everything from A to Z from returns to core charges. 

Are your jobs stalling in Dispatch because you are waiting on critical parts to get the job into production? Rome Management allows your parts manager to track mission-critical parts needed to get the job from body to paint.   

 2. Parts Inventory 

Are you staying informed about your inventory purchases and returns? Managing your inventory is critical to keeping your parts department profitable. With Rome’s Collision Management System, you can monitor your parts inventory daily with live data straight from the shop floor.

3. Man Power

Most body shops today are understaffed in their parts department. This becomes a huge bottleneck for growth, considering parts is 45% of your overall revenue. Rome will ensure that you have proper staffing ratios in each department to sustain long term goals in order to grow the business.

4. Process

Is your staff trained to run the parts department by industry standard best practices in order to maximize efficiency? Rome offers consulting and ongoing education to ensure that your collision center will be following results-driven methods. 

5. Accountability

Dealers now have complete transparency into body shop operations, especially in the parts department. Rome’s reviews go in-depth into your numbers and reconciliation reports to ensure data integrity and accuracy.

Learn more about Parts Management by joining a 20 Group or contact James Rome for more information.

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