Building a better service and parts department

In a study in Western Pennsylvania, the car dealership’s parts department processed several repair orders for a time comparison with and without vertical storage options.

The average return on investment factors realized with other dealerships included a 70 percent increase in floor space, capability to redeploy or increase the productivity of Parts Department employees and increased inventory accuracy to between 98.3 and 99.7 percent. The latter represents the equivalent of over $4,200 per year with an annual inventory of $300,000.