GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas , Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Overall Parts Solutions (OPS), an innovator in providing supply-chain management solutions to the auto collision industry, announces its partnership with Ford Motor Company, a global leader in the automotive industry. Currently, OPS works with a large network of parts suppliers and collision shops including major MSO's, providing parts management solutions to the automotive industry for over 20 years.
OPS and Ford partnered to provide a solution for Ford/ Lincoln dealers that includes parts ordering, conquesting, and logistics. The OPS Technology Suite includes OPSTRAX, VALUTRAX, and DELIVERYTRAX and TRAXPOD. OPSTRAX allows collision shop customers to connect with their local dealership parts departments and electronically submit, view and track their collision parts orders all through a centralized interface. VALUTRAX provides dealership parts departments the opportunity to offer their customers OE parts at a more competitive price than non-OE parts through a conquest program. DELIVERYTRAX is an optional logistics tool that allows dealers to track all of their parts deliveries to their customers with real-time delivery information, tracking, driver accountability as well as route optimization. Finally, TRAXPOD provides collision shop customers with desktop notifications whenever parts are shipped and on-the-way to their location. The OPS Technology Suite is a "one-stop" shop for all collision centers and dealership parts departments.
Sib Bahjat, COO and co-founder of OPS stated, "We are extremely proud of the OPSTRAX suite of products and pleased to have partnered with Ford Motor Company. We are confident we can add our team, technology, products and resources to Ford Motor Company to support a strong supplier network experience for the collision shops and the industry. We are excited to work together with Ford Motor Company in the parts procurement and supply chain sectors and provide the value this program will add."
"It is critical that we fulfill our commitment to our dealers by providing solutions that allow them to best connect with their customers," stated Mark Mandl , Collision Marketing Manager for Ford Customer Service Division. "The OPS Software Suite delivers a technology solution to efficiently connect dealers with their collision shop customers with not only a procurement tool, but delivery and logistics solution that can reduce costs and improve ordering efficiency."
Nick Bossinakis , CEO and co-founder of OPS, has been invited to attend numerous panel discussions to provide his insight on the state of the the auto collision industry. Mr. Bossinakis stated, "We are extremely excited that the Ford Motor Company is taking time and investing into our solutions. They believe, like we do, getting to the next level in the wholesale business involves providing efficiency and standardizations on how they do business. We at OPS see this as a key time in our industry. Being competitive, capturing more sales and improving customer service within the wholesale parts department, all helps to build the Ford brand. The OPS Technology Suite is a bridge that provides the transformation necessary to achieve those needs and also bring our industry to the modern demands of our times."
OPS started in 1995 as a professional marketing group, representing and helping a spectrum of parts suppliers manage day to day relations with collision shops throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Within a few years, OPS expanded to provide parts delivery services for dealerships, OSHA compliance and technical solutions. In 2005, the parts management platform, OPSTRAX, was released. Since its inception, it has worked to close the gap in miscommunication between body shops and parts suppliers and has created standardization within the parts procurement process. OPSTRAX has been adopted as the preferred solution for a majority of the top MSO's and parts suppliers throughout North America .
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