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.