What We Do
Engagements have ranged from an hour to over three and a half years. Engagement structures are flexible and include time and materials, retainer and fixed price. The first phone consultation is free.
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Sample Of Past Consulting Engagements
Fellowes Research has undertaken service-parts related projects for over 25 firms. In most cases, disclosing these firms’ names is not contractually allowed – so none are provided at this time on the website. The following is a sample of representative engagements.
Collision Parts eCommerce – U.S.
Building a financial forecast and ROI for entering the collision parts eCommerce solution market and aiding in the solution design
Study of shop interest in individual new potential functionality – via onsite shop visits
Wholesale Mechanical Parts eCommerce – North America
Developed ‘all-makes’ strategy and led implementation planning (including arranging data source)
Led planning to improve established mechanical parts eCommerce with individual OEM’s parts catalog and vehicle data
Next Generation OEM Parts Catalog - North America
Advised automaker and truck-maker on next-generation of their parts catalogs – focusing on enhanced capabilities
Dealer Parts Inventory Optimized Stocking - Global
Documented range of options for implementing an automated stock replenishment ordering solution
Boosting EPC use in Dealers’ Service Departments
Study of adding EPC occurrences into dealership service bays via onsite interviews with high service volume dealers
Parts Locator – North America
Advised firms on starting a parts locator – the challenges and dependencies as well as the market’s key characteristics
Wholesale Collision Parts eCommerce – China
Presented distinct collision repair parts procurement business models and approaches by country / region.
Guided week-long workshop participants in defining optimal business models for their unique needs and implementation capabilities
Making EPC more usable by Shops and Consumers – Europe
Simplified catalog navigation
Greater use of visual cues
Identification of New Opportunities
Client-specific collaborative efforts to identify and plan for growth opportunities
Educational Workshops - Knowledge Transfer
Best practices for dealership Parts Department automation
Introduction to digital solutions for service-parts for new associates
Deep-dives into specific service-parts solutions for client project teams