Managing replacement parts can be a challenge. While you don't want to be caught without the right part at a critical time, you also don't want your parts shelves laden with inventory growing dusty with age. The parts management process begins with purchasing, whereby fleets acquire the right parts at the lowest prices, at the right time. Inventory control may include onsite availability If you have more than one shop, you may want to make sure a part needed at one shop doesn't need to be transferred to another. Fleets that enjoy good relationships with competent parts distributors can also benefit when it's time to file a warranty claim. Failure analysis is an important aspect of the parts management process. Suppliers can assist with failure analysis. They are as interested as fleets in what causes parts to failure.
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