San Diego, California -- October 17, 2016 -- Mitchell is getting into the parts procurement game. The company has announced the launch of Mitchell Parts, a fully integrated parts procurement solution to be offered to all collision repair shops and their existing suppliers.
Mitchell Parts Procurement is powered by and created through a strategic alliance with uParts, a cloud-based parts procurement company.
“Mitchell Parts underscores our commitment to our clients, enabling us to deliver on the promise of empowering better outcomes,” said Debbie Day, EVP and General Manager of Mitchell’s Auto Physical Damage Business Unit. “We chose to partner with uParts based on their superior technology and deep understanding of the entire procurement process. Managing the entire workflow and handling all exceptions from a single cloud-based portal helps our shops increase their operational efficiencies while reducing their cycle-time.”
According to a statement from the company, Mitchell Parts will now seamlessly connect collision repair shops with their suppliers to streamline and automate the parts procurement process, benefiting all parties in the automotive claims and collision repair supply chain. Under the strategic alliance, the companies will deliver deep integration between the uParts platform and Mitchell’s UltraMate, Estimating and RepairCenter solutions. A statement in the official press release says this will empower both Mitchell and uParts customers with the only comprehensive solution designed to streamline their end-to-end parts procurement needs.
“Mitchell has a rich history of innovation in collision repair and claims management,” said Alex Adegan, CEO of uParts. “Together, Mitchell and uParts offer a comprehensive parts solution that levels the playing field to satisfy the needs of all sides of the transaction. Mitchell’s leadership coupled with our decades of experience in collision parts is a perfect combination for streamlining business operations of all parties in the process.”
Key features of Mitchell Parts include:
• Open Platform: Any shop and any supplier can participate
• ‘Single Click Ordering’: Order all the parts with a single click, including all OEM, aftermarket and femanufactured parts.
• Parts Profiles: Choice of suppliers based on existing relationships and detailed information about service levels, pricing and parts availability
• Measurement: Analytics tools track and guide partner performance
• Full Integration: Mitchell Parts integrates uParts and Mitchell from its initial release
Beginning next month, Mitchell Parts Procurement will be made available by geography and at no additional fee for Mitchell repair facility customers. More information about Mitchell Parts is available at mitchell.com/parts.