Automotive parts distributors are experiencing tremendous pressure to meet customer needs despite having little control over their supply chain.
The lingering stress of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on production, fluctuating trade agreements, and unique demands such as the need for aftermarket parts have left distributors looking for a solution.
The automotive parts supply chain is long, with several entities involved from manufacturer to customer. Distributors need to have insight into where parts are in the manufacturing process, knowledge of potential shipping delays, and an understanding of what customers are going to need in the immediate future. In short, distributors need to be able to predict, react, and plan for what’s next.
Despite the complexity, technology offers an opportunity to ease the pain of uncertainty and embrace a dynamic supply chain.