VIPAR Heavy Duty welcomed several leaders from its supplier community to Chicago last month for the organization’s bi-annual Supplier Advisory Council meeting. Council members met with the executive team from VIPAR Heavy Duty to collaborate and discuss ideas to support the success of the network’s distributors and supplier partners.
The meeting provided an opportunity for council members to share pertinent updates from their organizations, review the previous fiscal year and look at current market conditions and forecasts for the year ahead. The VIPAR Heavy Duty Team highlighted progress in priority areas that support its network including the evolution of their proprietary PARTSPHERE Digital Ecosystem of technology and information-related solutions. The organization reported through its collaboration with suppliers it continues to enrich its PARTSPHERE PIM (Product Information Management) platform which now contains data and assets for more than one million part numbers and increase efficiencies and accuracy with its PARTSPHERE OMS order management system.
The organization continues to work closely with its suppliers to provide routine updates to distributors on fill rates and other market conditions impacting the heavy duty aftermarket. The next meeting of the Supplier Advisory Council will be held in October in Marco Island, Fla., at the 2022 VIPAR Heavy Duty IMPACT Conference.