Whether they’re selling parts used to maintain aircraft, supplying repair technicians with the items they need to fix equipment, or furnishing end users with parts for their cars, the companies that specialize in matching the right part with the right customer are facing big demand. To meet the growing demand for their products, parts distributors need software systems that can keep up with their expanding operations.
For example, parts distributors have to be able to manage superseding items. This involves keeping track of parts that the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has replaced and assigned a new part number. In the auto industry, parts often are updated or made obsolete on an annual basis, which means parts distributors should regularly update their systems or risk potential impacts on their sales and future purchases.