OEConnection Innovation Expedites Backorder Parts Fulfillment Within Automaker’s Dealer Network

  OEConnection Innovation Expedites Backorder Parts Fulfillment Within
  Automaker’s Dealer Network

         Technology is Brainchild of OEConnection InnovationFest 2012

Business Wire

RICHFIELD, Ohio -- November 20, 2012

OEConnection LLC, a leading provider of online solutions for original
equipment manufacturers (OEM) distribution networks, has announced the release
of a time-saving Short Message Service (SMS) notification feature to D2D
Express, the automotive industry’s most widely-used e-commerce backorder parts
sourcing and fulfillment solution. The enhancement – born from the company’s
annual InnovationFest competition – allows dealers to instantly commit to
selling a part from their inventory, or decline the offer, directly from their
SMS-enabled phone, mobile device or email account. By eliminating the need for
dealers to be at their desktop computers to respond to D2D Express orders, the
SMS notification feature is expected to increase the speed at which
backordered auto parts can be delivered to waiting customers.

Introduced in 2005, D2D Express complements OEConnection’s D2DLink online
parts locating tool used by GM, Ford and twenty-seven other leading original
equipment manufacturers and their dealership networks throughout North
America. The solution uses sophisticated sourcing algorithms, based on time
and distance, to automatically identify backordered parts in circulation and
proactively offer stocking dealers the opportunity to sell the part back to
their OEM. The order is filled by the first dealer to accept the online

The SMS notification feature is among six new technologies revealed at
OEConnection’s InnovationFest 2012, an internal program that gives developers
the opportunity to spend time outside of their normal workday to create new
and innovative technologies.

“InnovationFest allowed me to take time to address customer feedback and
create a working prototype to prove out the concept,” said OEConnection Sr.
Software Engineer and InnovationFest team lead Jeff McCleary. “I am excited to
see the OEConnection Development and Product Teams bring this to market.”

According to McCleary, what makes D2D Express SMS notifications innovative
compared to traditional pager or email notifications is the capability for
two-way communications. “Receiving notifications quickly is important,”
McCleary said. “But having the ability to respond directly from the devise
could mean the difference between winning and losing a parts sale.”

About OEConnection LLC

OEConnection is the leading parts e-commerce technology provider for OEM
distribution networks, serving over 35,000 dealership and repair customers.
Customers use OEConnection products over 6 million times each month to market,
manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $18
billion in annual replacement parts trade. The company is headquartered in the
greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286.
Additional information is available at www.oeconnection.com or by emailing Geo
Money at Geo.Money@OEConnection.com


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