SOURCE: Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan

March 17, 2011 13:15 ET

Frost & Sullivan Hosts Webinar: Benchmarking Key Performance Indicators of Automotive Aftermarket Parts Distributors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) -

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 1 p.m. EDT

Online, with free registration

Mary-Beth Kellenberger, Global Aftermarket Program Manager- Automotive Aftermarket for Frost & Sullivan's Automotive & Transportation group Frost & Sullivan

Participants in North America's automotive parts industry continue to consolidate as a means of enhancing competitiveness. To fulfill shop owners top demands; competitive prices, on-demand availability and well recognized brands, distributors are consolidating, maximizing efficiencies in purchasing, marketing and distribution to maintain a competitive edge.

This study delves into today's parts distribution structure, its key participants and how the consolidation trend is impacting the structure and competitiveness of the industry.

Frost & Sullivan's analysis of "Automotive Aftermarket Distributor's Key Performance Indicators" provides insight into emerging trends in automotive product distribution. The study is designed to provide actionable information to component category managers and importers attempting to sell products into the distribution system and large customer groups interacting with distributors.

Supporting Quotes

"Increased consolidation in the automotive parts distribution sector concentrates product decision making power amongst fewer participants, further challenging manufacturer's negotiating powers and product placement opportunities," observes Global Aftermarket Program Manager Mary-Beth Kellenberger.

"Component manufacturer brand value and profits decline with the rise in private label products," states Kellenberger.

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