Ford Motor Co. is at the mid-point of revamping its aftermarket-parts delivery system. The Daily Parts Advantage (DPA) is the result of a collaborative effort between Ford Customer Service Div. (FCSD) and Schneider Logistics to help the auto maker and dealers manage their parts inventory more efficiently. The goal is to minimize inventory costs, increase margins and reduce delivery volatility. The early returns are impressive. Dealer backorder lines have decreased 22% ...

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