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Neopart parts consolidation pilot project honored

The "Vendor Managed Inventory" model reduces administration costs, uses economies of scale to save participating municipalities money, increases efficiency and reduces the supply chain's carbon footprint, according to the participating transits.

Maintenance Shops: Learning Curve Continues to Grow

Second annual Bus Maintenance Survey finds that many agencies around the nation are experiencing difficulties with alternative propulsion, as they continue to add new equipment in the shop to service as well as learn new ways to make repairs to the vehicles. Meanwhile parts issues, including concerns about availability, lead times and frequent failures, remains the biggest issue.

Prevost updates online parts ordering, warranty sites

As a cornerstone of the Prevost Parts and Service Network, Online Ordering has the capabilities, the reach and the depth of technical knowledge to make parts identification, placement of orders, and order shipping and tracking convenient and easy.

MCI launches 'Coach Critical' parts program

MCI's Coach Critical list starts with 1,000 parts and will include 1,500 by June 2012. The list, compiled with the input of operators of MCI coaches and in-house technical experts, includes both high- and low-volume parts, including those that are sometimes hard to come by.

Allison unveils certification program

This additional level of "Allison Excellence" certification will require distributors to meet aggressive customer service standards focused on timeliness of repairs, inventory stocking and customer feedback, according to the company.

Outsourcing Inventory Management Yields Savings

Transit agencies see several cost savings in outsourcing parts inventory management, including personnel, storage and procurement costs. Other advantages include dealing with just one parts vendor, reduced inventory, streamlined supply chain and improved availability.