Advanced Inventory Management from Drivus simplifies stock control for bodyshops

Cloud-based platform saves time, money and effort

10 November 2021 – Advanced Inventory Management (AIM) is the new service from Drivus, a brand delivering business services for the automotive refinish market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), from Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings. The new comprehensive, cloud-based warehouse management system is designed to make paint and non-paint inventory management for bodyshops simpler, enabling more operational efficiency and improved profitability with one single tool.

“Drivus was designed to focus on the particular industry challenges faced by our partners and customers. The essential business services offered by Drivus optimise a bodyshop’s day-to-day operations, and Advanced Inventory Management is no exception. We are confident it will help bodyshops work faster, smarter and with less waste,” says Babak Tehrani, Business Services Manager for Axalta’s Refinish business in EMEA.

With AIM, bodyshops can leverage the data from the user-friendly data dashboard in different ways, such as visualising progress via key performance indicators and monitoring stock levels with fully transparent and clear statistics. The easy-to-use interface has been designed with busy bodyshops in mind so AIM can be accessed from anywhere and no installation is required.

AIM manages multiple inventory management functions, including consumption monitoring in real time and automatically checking stock in and out as it is added and removed. It also automatically generates order lists and manages multiple warehouses from a single screen. It’s simple to monitor order histories and statuses and the automated processes mean shipping is faster, saving time.

AIM’s scanner can be used to generate bar codes as well as checking stock in and out.

Bodyshops also benefit financially thanks to a fast return on investment on AIM due to no excess inventory.

“AIM reduces capital investment in inventory, so the efficiencies generated by AIM means it pays for itself within a short timeframe. AIM is available via a convenient monthly subscription. We encourage bodyshops to contact us to find out more about the Return On Investment and savings they could make by using AIM,” says Tehrani.

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About Drivus

As part of Axalta, Drivus gives bodyshops the tools they need to build better businesses supported by more than 150 years’ experience in the vehicle repair business worldwide. Its suite of innovative, future-focused services, programmes and tailored expert consultancy are based on an unrivalled understanding of how to run a bodyshop profitably. By focusing on the specific challenges faced by refinishers, Drivus improves business productivity, delivers increased performance and better profitability.

About Spies Hecker

Spies Hecker, a global refinish coating brand from Axalta, develops optimum and practical paint system solutions that make bodyshop work easier and more efficient. Originally from Cologne, Germany, and with over 135 years of success behind it, Spies Hecker’s high-quality product systems, customised service and tailored training demonstrate its partnership with the refinish industry. The paint brand is one of the world’s leading vehicle refinish brands and is available in over 75 countries worldwide.

Spies Hecker – simply closer!