Services

We offer a diverse group of services including:

  • Annual Inventory Counts
  • Cycle Inventory Counts
  • Bar Code Inventory Counts
  • Manual Count to Bar Code Conversion Services
  • Buy/Sell Evaluations
  • Dealer Terminations
  • Parts Department Operational & Profit Analysis
  • Parts Returns to Manufacturers
  • Obsolescence Analysis & Liquidation
  • Parts Department Workshops
  • Automation Barcode Scanned Inventories
  • Monthly Reconciliation Services

Why Outsource?

Leave the inventory business to the experts and focus your staff's attention on daily business operations. A third party inventory serves as an audit, protecting your dealership from theft, damage, waste and vulnerability to market shifts. The end result is an impartial, precise snapshot of the health and viability of your parts personnel and department. Of particular importance is parts obsolescence and our unique position to identify liquidation outlets and opportunities among our broad customer base.
 
Auditing hundreds of dealerships nationwide, we’ve seen the best and the worst operating parts departments and everything in between. We make recommendations for instant and long term improvement which will have an immediate and long lasting effect on the efficiency and profitability of your parts department. In fact, the implementation of our recommendations over the course of a year more than covers the cost of the inventory.


Our Process

Inventory quality and accuracy are dependent upon proper preparation. Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your scheduled date, a PartsCount representative will conduct a virtual pre-inventory meeting with all of your key personnel. This ensures a smooth running inventory day by familiarizing PartsCount with your staff and facility. We learn about general housekeeping practices, bin locations, storage areas, and go over a thorough pre-inventory checklist.
 
Blind counts are used to deter and prevent any shortcuts. Our experienced inventory teams of counters, writers and scanners will touch and count all parts in the inventory. The Multiple Count Report, No Count Report and the Inventory Variance Report are produced to review discrepancies. All variances over $0.01 are physically checked. Our service includes a complete review of current work in process, claims and returns, outstanding invoices and pre-paid special orders.


Personnel

We employ only experienced parts personnel, conduct thorough parts department training and provide above average industry standard compensation. This eliminates a “temporary staff” situation as the same teams of local professionals service our customers and territories year after year. To protect your interests, associates are pre-screened to avoid hiring personnel from nearby, competing dealerships. Our dedicated workforce is a major contributing factor to our accuracy, expediency and overall success.


Scheduling Flexibility

We don’t ask you to fit neatly into our schedule, we fit into yours. The depth of our management team, workforce and automation allows us to accommodate short notice inventories and multiple locations simultaneously. Our goal is to affect zero impact on your daily operations and maintain complete transparency to your customers. Whether you prefer weekends or weeknights, we can schedule a date and time which best suits your needs.


Inventory Reporting

During our follow up discovery meeting, available 24 hours after inventory, a detailed report is presented and reviewed with your management team. All supporting documents are scanned and the entire report is digital. This eliminates cumbersome paperwork, facilitates data storage and makes it simple to compare and contrast results year after year to ensure constant improvement.
 
Detailed reports and analyses include observations and recommendations, obsolescence analysis, and a full reconciliation to the general ledger. Reports include:
 

  • Physical Inventory Summary - This report summarizes total dollar value on-hand; work in process, claims and credits, core values, outstanding invoices and pre-paid special orders.
  • Physical Inventory Reconciliation - This report summarizes the variance of the Physical Inventory on hand value to the General Ledger Book value. We compare the difference including and not including the Parts Department appreciation and depreciation amounts up to the inventory date.
  • Summary and Inventory Operations Analysis - We provide a detailed department analysis. The observations and recommendations in the report are intended to assist you in the evaluation and management of important policies, procedures and controls that affect the Parts Department operations (Profit & C.S.I.) The analysis covers the areas of security, purchase order control, paper flow, shipping and receiving procedures, bin maintenance, obsolescence, storage area efficiency, and special order controls. We also perform an obsolescence analysis. All of the above information can drastically improve parts department operations.

Fees

The parts physical inventory, pre and post meetings, operations consulting and value added reports are performed for a percentage of the grand total of the inventory value.
 
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