State of the Auto Care Industry Report 2017-2018 - 13
COMING SOON! EXPANSION INTO HEAVY DUTY PRODUCT STANDARDS
The HDDA: Heavy Duty community is also leading the program to create heavy duty product
data standards, built on PIES, which took years of research and innovation, as well as
forging partnerships with other freight and trucking industry organizations. The HDDA-lead
initiative to develop heavy duty product data standards will provide revolutionary benefits to the
independent heavy duty aftermarket supply chain. By providing a consistent language for parts
information, data can travel down the supply chain in a consistent and efficient manner.
The heavy duty industry is
at an estimated rate of $3 billion annually.
Source: 2018 Digital Auto Care Factbook
The consequences of non-standardized part and application data are higher product returns, fewer repeat customers and lost
opportunities from related items. Doing business electronically today requires vast libraries of content from hundreds of sources.
Without one agreed-upon language and a standard way of referring to a vehicle and the spare parts, this task would be impossible.
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