Mitchell 1 announced today the establishment of a marketing partnership with the Automotive Distribution Network as part of Mitchell 1’s ongoing effort to further extend its national network of connectivity to automotive parts suppliers. This network provides repair shop owners greater flexibility and increased efficiencies in ordering parts when they use Mitchell 1’s Manager and ManagerPlus shop management systems. As featured in Modern Tire Dealer.

The union of Mitchell 1 and the Automotive Distribution Network creates a true partnership whereby Mitchell 1 customers gain electronic access to the Automotive Distribution Network’s line of aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories. Automotive Distribution Network customers will enjoy special discounts and savings on the entire line of Mitchell 1 software products.

Mitchell 1 and Automotive Distribution Network customers will experience a streamlined Internet-based parts ordering system that dramatically reduces the estimating and invoicing time requirement, virtually eliminates the communication issues that may cause the ordering/receipt of incorrect parts, reduces related shop technician inefficiencies, and ensures that the desired profitability has been obtained on each job before it is quoted.

Customers will also benefit from the Automotive Distribution Networks’ new WebShop Virtual Inventory™, a powerful Web-based supply-chain tool that seamlessly integrates the jobber’s inventory with that of his warehouse supplier and select participating manufacturers. WebShop Virtual Inventory enables the service dealer to conduct a real-time stock check of not only the distributor’s inventory, but also that of other trading partners should the part not be in stock.

“Automotive Distribution Network customers will benefit greatly from our partnership as they will see increased productivity and shop profitability when using Mitchell 1’s Manager and ManagerPlus shop management systems for all of their parts lookup and ordering needs,” said Dan Kelley, director of strategic partnerships for Mitchell 1.”We’ve modernized and simplified the process, but have remained flexible when it comes to choosing a parts supplier.”

About the Author

Jill Schafer

Jill Schafer is the Marketing Communication Manager at Mitchell 1 and has over 20 years of marketing experience with high-technology organizations, including over 10 years in the automotive information industry.