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 Standox

Standox, a global refinish coating brand from Axalta, is the best choice for professional refinishers. Customers can rely on Standox to achieve the best quality results, every time, accurately and quickly. As a brand manufactured in Wuppertal, Germany, Standox ensures our customers are ready for future digitalisation by improving workflow and work processes with digital tools. Standox further supports customers not only with relevant market insights but also work provision thanks to extensive approvals from car manufacturers as well as fleet, lease and insurance companies, which reflect the brand’s position as a leading partner to the automotive industry. Standox – the art of refinishing.