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ConSept Blog - Archive for February, 2011

When Performance is Measured, Performance Improves.

Inventory—There are many definitions

When we think of inventory we immediately think of Parts, New and Used Vehicles, this definition might be incorrect. Among Webster’s many definitions one is; “the quantity of goods and materials on hand”.  I think you have to consider prospects, ups, customer phone calls, internet leads, customer emails all as…

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Used Sales at a record high in 2010

Canada is primarily a used-vehicle market and this trend continued in 2010 according to data released recently by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Used-vehicle sales of 2.89 million units – up 3.6 percent from 2009 – accounted for 65 percent of all vehicle sales in Canada last year. Used-vehicle revenue was also…

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North America’s auto industry accelerates into a smoother ride

In 2010, the U.S. experienced a better year for auto sales growth than Canada. According to industry statistics provider Autodata Corporation, total light vehicle sales in the U.S. were +11.1% year over year. Light truck sales (+17.9%) outperformed passenger cars (+5.0%).  U.S. total light vehicle sales in 2010 were 11.6…

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