ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Sept. 10, 2003)—Royal Tire Inc. has turned to e-commerce software provider CarParts Technologies Inc. (CPT) to help it improve dealer and customer support services for its Tire One dealer buying group and its commercial tire and retread customer network.
Royal Tire, a leading commercial tire dealer in the Midwest since 1948, will use CPT's Tradera Tire Management System and OpenWebs Commerce Server software to help it manage inventories and deliveries to its expanding customer base, said Pat Duininck, president of St. Cloud-based Royal Tire.
“We selected Tradera and OpenWebs Commerce Server because of CarParts Technologies' commitment to integrate with other industry standard systems, such as Bandag's Open Road Retread Management System and Michelin's dealer communications system Bib Net,” Mr. Duininck said in a prepared statement. “…CarParts Technologies is the only company that offers a Microsoft-based supply chain solution that efficiently supports the direction we're going in technologically.”
The software programs, designed by San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based CPT, automate warehouse management, inventory management and electronic ordering. CPT claims the programs reduce operational costs, increase revenues and improve customer service.
Besides being one of the 35 largest commercial tire dealerships and retreaders in North America, Royal Tire operates Tire One, a dealer buying group in the upper Midwest with more than 246 independent dealers throughout Minnesota and four bordering states.