Isuzu Selects OEConnection as Parts Locator Provider for Commercial Trucks
RICHFIELD, OH — OEConnection LLC, a provider of Web-based supply chain, order management, and data mining and reporting solutions for automotive dealers and collision repairers, announced on December 17 the selection of its D2DLink parts e-commerce tool for the commercial truck service parts operations of Isuzu Motors America, Inc.D2DLink, used by over 11,000 U.S. dealerships, offers automotive dealers the ability for rapid location, and electronic procurement of original equipment parts.OEConnection´s selection follows Isuzu´s 2003 U.S. implementation of D2DLink technology for its 300+ light vehicle authorized dealer network. Isuzu will implement D2DLink as a corporate initiative for Isuzu Commercial Truck of America´s 200+ medium-duty truck dealers with anticipated completion in January. In addition to broader parts visibility within the Isuzu medium truck franchise points, dealers will also be able to search for shared parts availability in D2DLink-subscribing General Motors W, T and C-Series dealer inventories. D2DLink will automatically convert Isuzu 10-digit part numbers to eight digits for cross-reference searches with GM´s W, T, and C-series dealer inventories.Isuzu commercial trucks continues OEConnection´s focus on the time-sensitive repair market of medium-duty trucks. D2DLink, with its search capabilities and near-real-time inventory updating, offers potential for time savings and improved customer satisfaction while supporting this segment´s reliance on 24-hour repair facilities for vehicle repair.