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Employee Recognition
December 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Each year, it seems to get tougher and tougher for our selection committee to choose a Counterperson Of The Year. The number of exemplary candidates just seems to grow and grow. Don’t get me wrong – this is a

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Darcy Turton, The Go-To Guy
December 23, 2015 by Martha Uniacke Breen

  Whether it’s going out of his way to track down a hard-to-find part, or drawing on his impressive knowledge to answer a thorny technical question, colleagues and customers alike describe counterperson Darcy Turton, of Saskatoon’s Automotive Parts Distributors, as

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Miles Driven Increasing Faster Than Predicted, Fuelling Business Growth
December 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Thanks to a significant reduction in fuel costs in 2014, the number of miles driven by Canadians is up dramatically, and continues to be a strong indicator for business growth. In addition, the average selling price per unit sold

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Remanufacturing Continues to Show Strong Growth
December 23, 2015 by Tom Venetis

  Canadian jobbers will see increasing profits from certain remanufactured automotive parts, even as engine technologies increase in sophistication and reliability. That is the consensus of several studies looking closely at the fast-evolving remanufacturing marketplace in North America. Anuj Monga,

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Delivering the Goods
December 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

          While I recently enjoyed a conversation with some industry friends about the coming age of drones delivering auto parts, it is likely going to be quite some time before a flying robot delivers anything from

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E-tailing A Growing Sales Opportunity For Jobbers
November 25, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

If your company doesn’t have a significant online presence, you’re missing an important growth opportunity. The automotive aftermarket’s fastest growing sales channel, e-tailing, is expanding at such a fast rate that many industry experts are predicting e-tailing revenue will double

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Trail Blazers Wanted
November 25, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

The huge advances made in the gathering and harnessing of data from all types of sources, particularly in the automotive world, are so great it’s reached a tipping point, and the aftermarket is finding itself in a rather tenuous situation.

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Critical Service And Repair Data Comes To The Heavy-Duty Market
November 25, 2015 by Tom Venetis

Until now, technicians and suppliers of aftermarket parts and service for heavy-duty vehicles could only look with envy at their cousins in the light-duty vehicle aftermarket. After years of negotiations and many formal and informal talks between vehicle OEMs and

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Knowing Your Coolants
November 25, 2015 by Tom Venetis

It used to be so easy when it came to automotive coolants. As a jobber, you simply had to carry a universal coolant, and that was enough for your service provider customers. You also knew that coolants would be changed

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What’s Your Brand Challenge?
November 25, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Are you in the process of creating or managing a corporate or personal brand? Do you want to learn as much as possible to succeed? We spoke with Boris Tsimerinov, a seasoned investment banker, advisor to private and public companies,

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How “Smart” Bearings Will Change The Way You Do Business
November 25, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Imagine a bearing that could detect problems, communicate wirelessly, and could take advantage of the inherent rotational energy to self-power the electronics. The SKF Insight is a new bearing health management technology that uses self-powered, intelligent wireless sensors in the

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GLOBAL COMPLEXITIES TAKING ROOT
November 25, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

I have said often that it’s not where something is made that matters, but how it is made, or more accurately, how well it is made. News arising from Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have forced me to revisit my assertion. Hurriedly