TORRANCE, Calif. , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. , Inc. today 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 will have the ability to begin using OPS solutions in July 2015.
"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 & 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 original equipment (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.
"We are at a key time in our industry. The OPS Software Suite creates a bridge that provides the transformation of dealership parts departments into facilities that can accommodate the demands of our modern times," said Nick Bossinakis, CEO/President, Overall Parts Solutions. "Having the ability to provide our solutions to dealerships of the largest auto manufacturer is an incredible accomplishment and we look forward to expanding our footprint to include other OEMs in the near future," Bossinakis added.
OPS has been conducting business in the auto collision industry for more than 20 years. They began in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas , and within a few years, OPS was prevalent throughout the state. After numerous studies and spending time in collision centers and dealership parts departments, OPS sought out to streamline the parts ordering process. In 2005, they developed and launched the groundbreaking solution OPSTRAX, a web-based parts coordination system designed to work with major estimating and management systems. OPSTRAX quickly spread throughout the state of Texas . Within a few years, OPSTRAX was being launched in collision centers and dealership parts departments nationwide.
Along with Toyota, Lexus recently launched the OPS Software Suite to their dealerships throughout the United States .
(NYSE: TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America , where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks (more than 2.35 million in the U.S.) in 2014 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
SOURCE Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. , Inc.