Articles by Scott Luckett

There is a recipe for success in online commerce that, if followed, opens a new channel of high volume sales that can have unanticipated benefits to brick and mortar distribution.
Scott Luckett
If ADAS-equipped vehicles number in the millions with many more coming every year, what are the challenges and responses to this space-age technology among independent aftermarket shops?
Scott Luckett
It is irresponsible of business leaders to think the aftermarket is in any way immune to the disruptive and transformative effects of digital technology.
Scott Luckett
The major objectives of the aftermarket catalog exchange standard (ACES) were to eliminate the need for paper catalogs and to get updates and new applications distributed faster and at lower cost. Job well done – sort of.
Scott Luckett
Thank you to the ACPN and the team at Parts Tech for providing an objective, fact-based analysis of aftermarket data quality. Every brand can benefit.
Scott Luckett
An Aug 30, 2018 enforcement deadline looms for California's Proposition 65, originally passed as a ballot initiative to protect the state's drinking water. An urgent dash towards awareness and compliance is underway.
Scott Luckett
Work is underway to extend the automotive data standard to fully support the requirements of heavy duty parts manufacturers and distributors.
Scott Luckett
There is one investment that many distributors and retailers in the aftermarket are making today. There is an industry standard for the inquiry and order of drop ship and special order products. It’s called Internet Parts Ordering or IPO.
Scott Luckett
By 2020, 90 percent of the vehicles sold in the U.S. will be equipped with technology that communicates with the OE vehicle manufacturer and their dealer network.
Scott Luckett
Is there a magical moat around the auto parts business filled with millions of SKU’s and lightning fast delivery requirements that will protect it and dissuade Amazon from buying a top-three auto parts retailer?
Scott Luckett