Pete's Rule of 40

Assortment Planning in Today's Auto Parts Stores

When people say that Pete Kornafel “wrote the book on inventory planning” they mean it literally. Pete’s book entitled INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND PURCHASING: TALES AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET is the definitive primer on auto parts inventory optimization. You can read more on Pete’s inventory guidelines at

This White Paper deals with some rules of thumb for assortment planning in auto parts stores. 

Emerging Technologies in the Trucking Market

How Technology Can Generate Opportunities for the Trucking Aftermarket

In this presentation originally delivered to the HDAW 2016 audience, Derek Kaufman gives a solid overview of the key technologies affecting the trucking industry and shows how they can generate opportunities for the trucking aftermarket.

Optimizing Your Service Level Goals

Balancing Revenue, Gross Margin, Cusotmer Satisfaction and the Cost of Safety Stock Inventory

In this White Paper, Pete Kornafel applies his 45 years of experience running CARQUEST stores and other auto parts sales operations to discuss the balancing act of parts pricing, safety stock and customer satisfaction.