OPTIMIZING YOUR PARTS PROCUREMENT PROCESS
by Erika Faieta & David Burns
What does it take to optimize your parts procurement operations? The selection of a parts provider, evaluation of your current ordering process, and investigating online parts ordering.Ordering parts for your heavy equipment can be a costly, time consuming experience. Whether you operate a single piece of machinery, maintain a fleet, or provide service and maintenance to others, the judicious selection of a parts supplier can result in substantial savings. By using a dealer’s online portal, you can conveniently and automatically partition responsibility to the correct department, keep centralized documentation, streamline procurement, and automate recurring tasks.A multi-faceted approach is ideal: automate where it makes sense, order through a dealer’s online portal when possible, and contact a Partsman when necessary.