OE Connection, a parts and service exchange, announced an agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to provide online supply chain and networking solutions for its U.S. and Canada dealerships. Using OEConnection’s D2DLink Web-based technology, more than 600 DTNA dealer locations will have a single source for locating and purchasing OE parts for DTNA’s commercial vehicle and engine brands, which include Freightliner Trucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Thomas Built Buses, Western Star Trucks, Sterling Trucks and Detroit Diesel. In addition, the D2DLink network solution will encompass Alliance Parts, DTNA’s private label brand of truck parts, accessories and components.
OEConnection says that upon implementation of its solutions, DTNA dealers will have access to online parts sourcing and excess inventory reduction tools to create a parts supply network and shorten part cycle-times. By enabling the DTNA dealer network parts inventories to be leveraged to find needed parts, OEConnection solutions will help ensure DTNA vehicles are repaired and back on the road faster.
“Daimler Trucks North America has an excellent reputation for product quality and customer support, and we are delighted to add them to our partner portfolio,” says Charles Rotuno, OEConnection president and chief executive officer. “D2DLink is the perfect solution to help Daimler Trucks North America dealers respond to their customers with greater parts accuracy and speed.”
In addition to 16 automotive manufacturers, DTNA is the second nonautomotive OEM to contract with OEConnection and its online technologies. Implementation of theD2DLink parts marketing and sourcing tool is currently under way among DTNA dealerships.
“D2DLink is an excellent tool to ensure parts availability at the point of sale for our customers,” says Daniel Haggerty, DTNA director of parts marketing. “This technology, which builds on many corporate-level initiatives, should drastically improve our off-the-shelf fill rates at the dealer level as well.”