Bapmic Auto Parts Inventory Management Case Study

auto parts inventory management

Bapmic auto parts incorporated is a large e-commerce wholesaler for European auto parts operating largely in the United States of America. They sell products directly to consumers with the occasional business to business sale and have been in business for five years with records of success. Bapmic auto parts have several warehouses and all have heavy duty inventory needs. Due to growth and expansion of their business, with one warehouse having up to 8000 locations, it became clear to Aaron Watson, the director of operations at Bapmic, that there was a need for inventory taking to follow a more optimized route. This quest for a better process to address auto parts inventory management challenges led to the finding of Finale Inventory.

 

Prior to using Finale Inventory for their auto parts inventory management software, Bapmic auto parts relied mostly on QuickBooks enterprise version and MS Excel. This is a system that was good enough for a small budding business but as the business grew the process became bulky, tedious and hard to control. Managing the large bins, different SKU’s, labeling and so on became daunting, and it was clear that change was needed to avoid loss of control.

“The search for better inventory led to me research various other applications but none of them made work as easy as Finale did”.

Aaron Watson, Operations Manager

According to Aaron, the search for better inventory led to him research various other applications but none of them made work as easy as Finale did. With the use of Finale, Aaron was able to convert all Bapmics inventory within a matter of days and was impressed with the ease of functionality, user interface, and ease of implementation. With Finale, he was able to properly view the dynamics of operations, see how orders are imported from Shipstation, how the company’s invoicing works, and how shipments are processed.

 

At Bapmic Auto Parts, they use the Finale's auto parts inventory management system to track shipments, prepare invoices, scan and label shipments with the lower level making use of the scan gun to properly pack goods. The upper-level staff also use the scan gun when required but they tend to use Finale more on the PC to oversee orders or take phone orders and build invoices.

 

The best thing about finale inventory according to Aaron is how it has helped them significantly cut back on both the paperwork and the time spent on it. Aaron posits that since they started using  Finale inventory, work has accelerated to a speed that’s four times faster than previous times. Since making the switch inventory conducted has become about 200% more accurate increasing the output and efficiency of the company.

"Since we started using Finale inventory, work has accelerated to a speed that’s 4X faster than it was before and inventory has become about 200% more accurate, increasing the output and efficiency of the company".

Aaron Watson, Operations Manager

Aaron also commented on how the customer service at Finale is one of the best he's ever received. Stating how he was pleasantly surprised at how fast his requests were met and also how humble the staff are. His experience led him to recommend the software to peers who all came back with glowing reviews.

 

The Finale Inventory software has become invaluable to the growth and expansion of the company according to Aaron. Workers can now properly label goods, track invoices, shipments at a faster and more efficient rate.

“The customer service at Finale is one of the best I've ever received.”

Aaron Watson, Operations Manager

By Carly Newman