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AAIA releases parts ordering standard update

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BETHESDA, Md. (Feb. 7, 2014) — The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has released Version 3.0 of its Internet Parts Ordering (IPO) standard.

Version 3.0 offers near-real-time automation of all orders, AAIA said. The new version offers significant improvements over previous versions in its shipment and confirmation documents, the association said, and it adds an invoice document.

The latest version serves as a functional replacement for Electronic Document Exchange, according to AAIA.

“Handling special orders at any level of the automotive supply chain is costly and time-consuming,” AAIA said. “Standards-based Web services allow trading partners to automate this wasteful activity and speed the transaction all the way through reconciliation and payment.”

IPO was developed specifically to address the requirements of order inquiry, purchase order, ship notification and invoicing in the automotive supply chain, regardless of the number of line items or shipping points, AAIA said.

To order IPO or learn more about it, go to the AAIA’s website.

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Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.
46%
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I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
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I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
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I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
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I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
(2 votes)
Total votes: 78