WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. (YOHTA) has launched its B2B E-Commerce Portal to put more inventory management power in the hands of tire distributors and dealers.
YOHT said the online order management system includes features tailored to management, purchasing, sales, logistics, warehousing, marketing and accounts payable staff.
"Our new business-to-business online order management system is a unique, 24/7, 360-degree tool that puts a dynamic tool in dealers' hands for ordering tires easily, checking inventory, monitoring order status, keeping track of invoices and credits, and much more," Bruce Besancon, vice president of marketing, said.
"And I mean this portal puts that global intelligence literally in dealers' hands, right on their phone as well as on their laptop or desktop," Besancon said.
"The new Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America B2B E-Commerce Portal is an innovative app that helps tire dealers deliver instant answers and order tires wherever they, and their customers, are. That's the extra edge they need to stay competitive and manage their inventory."
The portal features include:
- 24/7 real-time product availability by warehouse
- Searchable catalog by name, SKU number or size
- Quick-order features that speed the reordering process
- Container builder/tracker
- Automatic freight estimates for warehouse orders
- Order/shipment status check
- Invoice and credit insight
- Portal access on mobile device or computer
"We are committed not just to getting tires into dealers' hands, but also providing them with tools and sales support that can help them grow and manage their business — especially when it comes to inventory," Besancon said.
"The supply chain challenges of the past couple of years have illustrated just how important good inventory management and clear communications with suppliers can be."
He noted the online inventory management system builds on the company's Warranty Wizard, a mobile app that streamlines the warranty claim process.