In today’s economy, more car owners are opting to keep their current vehicle longer and invest in preventative maintenance than purchase a new car, according to a recent study. Therefore, automotive retailers need to stay one step ahead of car owners and repair shops by providing the best product availability. To help improve inventory control, customer satisfaction and increase sales, Advance Auto Parts chose SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS), the leading global provider of Predictive Analytics software and solutions.
Supporting its ‘Availability Excellence’ initiative, defined as ‘delivering the right parts to the right place at the right time - every time’, Advance Auto Parts, the second-largest retailer of automotive parts in the United States, selected SPSS Predictive Analytics Software (PASW). Advance Auto Parts is using PASW Modeler (formerly Clementine) and PASW Collaboration & Deployment Services (formerly Predictive Enterprise Services) for market basket analysis and to help optimize its supply chain to accurately manage inventory at warehouses and individual stores.
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