OEConnection, an online parts and service exchange, has announced the expansion of its supply chain solutions to International truck dealerships throughout Mexico. The program follows an agreement in 2009 with Navistar Inc. to provide online part marketing and sourcing solutions to its dealerships throughout the United States and Canada. OEConnection says that since August 2009, more than 95 percent of International and IC Bus dealerships in United States and Canada have used its online part marketing, sourcing and idle inventory reduction solutions.
According to Rommel Miranda, vice president of sales and marketing at Navistar, it was the success of the U.S. and Canadian launch program that prompted the company to expand OEConnection’s Web-based solutions to its 84 International dealerships in Mexico. “After a year of using OEConnection’s Web-based technology, our participating U.S. and Canadian dealerships have reported improvements in operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction and fulfillment of inventory backorders,” Miranda says. “We anticipate that our dealer locations in Mexico will achieve positive results as well.”
International truck dealers in Mexico will have access to the same OEConnection technology tools as their counterparts in the United States and Canada, with complete product translation to Spanish. OEConnection and Navistar anticipate a full rollout of these solutions by the end of 2010.
“We are very pleased and excited with the opportunity to extend our online parts supply network to International truck dealerships in Mexico,” says Charles Rotuno, president and chief executive officer of OEConnection. “Clearly, the value of getting the right parts to the right place at the right time has no boundaries.”