Bruce Adams, managing editor for Aftermarket Business World, wrote a blog, “Aftermarket distributors face costly challenges, seek alternatives.”
Aftermarket distributors face huge costs in building their supply chain. They need to make large
infrastructure investments in delivery vehicles, vehicle maintenance, drivers for the vehicles and software to communicate with the vehicles. In addition, they have to buy or rent real estate for their distribution centers. Plus, they need to develop an expertise in frequently changing shipping regulations.
Click here to read more about a couple of different ways that auto parts manufacturers and aftermarket distributors could share costs or rely on outside parties to drive costs down.
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