Automotive aftermarket distributor Uni-Select has been presented with the Polk Inventory Efficiency Award for its improvements in inventory management.
The award was presented to Richard Roy, Uni-Select CEO and president, James Buzzard, Uni-Select USA executive vice-president, and Brent Windom, Uni-Select vice-president, North American marketing and product management, at the 2009 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) in Chicago, Ill.
“We are honoured to receive this award, which recognizes the E-Modeling tool our team created to manage our U. S. A. inventory to its maximum yield and provide a strategic and competitive advantage to our stores,” said Windom.
The Uni-Select USA E-Modeling tool is an online inventory management system designed to benefit Uni-Select’s jobber members. The tool assists them in building a model inventory for their stores based on demand and vehicle registrations in the market. Prior to the E-Modeling Tool, validating inventory could take up to 10 hours a day; now the same task takes just minutes to complete.