Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. partners with Overall Parts Solutions

Dealership parts departments to benefit from availability of parts management software

Torrance, Calif.—Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced its partnership with Overall Parts Solutions (OPS), a leader in providing shop management solutions in the automotive collision industry. Through the joint venture, the OPS Software Suite will become available to Toyota dealership parts departments across the country. The suite is aimed to serve as a one-stop solution to improve the ordering, management, and delivery of Genuine Toyota Parts through the wholesale channel. Toyota dealership parts departments had the ability to begin using OPS solutions in July.

“Offering the OPS Software Suite to our dealerships is an important step in fulfilling our commitment to provide tools to our dealerships that give them a competitive edge. Not only will our dealers’ parts department be able to take advantage of cutting edge technology in parts ordering and delivery optimization, they will be able to pass along better efficiency and generate savings for their collision shop customers,” said Jeff Hilton, wholesale parts and collision manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

The OPS Software Suite tackles three key areas of concern currently facing the collision parts industry: parts procurement, competitive pricing, and parts delivery. OPSTRAX is a parts procurement and communication tool between dealers and collision centers that allows the collision center to electronically submit and track their parts orders and allows Toyota dealerships to view all collision parts orders through a centralized online interface. VALUTRAX provides parts departments the opportunity to offer their customers OE parts at a more competitive price than non-OE parts through a conquest program. It also provides the opportunity for Toyota parts departments to advertise their brand and submit reimbursement requests to Toyota on any qualifying competitively priced claims. DELIVERYTRAX is a logistics tool that Toyota parts departments will use to track all of their parts order deliveries to their customers through real-time delivery information, tracking and driver accountability.

Along with Toyota, Lexus recently launched the OPS Software Suite to its dealerships throughout the U.S.
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