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whaT’S The Scor? T EC H N o l o G Y U P DAT E AAIA Members Partner with Supply chain Experts Participation in the Automotive Aftermarket working Group is available to any AAiA member with an interest or expertise in supply chain management. AAiA has partnered with the One such collaboration is the Automotive Aftermarket Working Supply Chain Council (SCC, www. to increase the under- Group. This team is comprised of AAIA and council members representing all standing and application of the Supply channels and segments of the automoChain Operational Reference (SCOR) model among our members. It has been tive aftermarket. Their objective is to define and model the various supply demonstrated that the efficiencies and process improvements of SCOR add 1-3 chains found in the industry and create the industry-specific benchmarking percent to the bottom line of a typical metrics that will measure the perfororganization and SCOR practitioners faired far better than their peers during mance of the industry as a whole and that of individual companies. the recent economic downturn. Participation in the Automotive Aftermarket Working Group is available to any AAIA member with an interest or expertise in supply chain management. The team meets every two weeks for an hour. The outcome of the working group will be a collection of supply chain definitions and best practices specific to the vehicle aftermarket. The group also aims to conduct a round of benchmarking with the metrics they define to understand how superior performance varies from typical performance in the industry. Current Working Group participants include AutoZone, Bosch, DuPont Coatings, Integrated Supply Network, IMC, VIP Parts, Tires and Service and others. As the demand curve of the aftermarket grows longer and market factors continue to squeeze margins and require greater efficiency in all aspects of operations management, supply chain expertise becomes a critical asset for organizations that seek to outperform their competition. In the AAIA collaboration with the Supply Chain Council, all AAIA members have the opportunity to learn and practice the best in supply chain practices. To learn more about the benefits available to AAIA members from the Supply Chain Council, visit For more information about participating in the Aftermarket Working Group, e-mail scott.luckett@ AAIA members derive immediate benefit from the collaboration with the Supply Chain Council by qualifying for significant discounts on Supply Chain Council publications and education. In addition, AAIA members enjoy the opportunity to participate in the SCORmark benchmarking exercise at no added cost and receive aggregated benchmarking results and analysis. Finally, AAIA and the Supply Chain Council periodically announce exclusive learning and collaborative events. AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 66 | 25

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 66

Aftermarket Insider Issue 66
Table of Contents
President's Message
AAPEX 2010: A Snapshot of This Year's Show
Member Profile
Trade Show Toolbox: Special Edition
International Focus
Government Affairs
Market Research
"Be Car Care Aware" Pilot Program
Campaign Update
Technology Update
Telematics Trendline
Market Research

Aftermarket Insider Issue 66