Articles by Brian Albright

John Lowe, is principal, supply chain and consulting services, at supply chain consultancy Tompkins International in Raleigh, N.C.
John Lowe
The ongoing trade war with China, an increase in import tariffs, and uncertainty about U.S. trade policy may be slowing U.S. manufacturing growth. These policies are also not bringing manufacturing jobs back from overseas, according to data from A.T. Kearney.
Brian Albright
In July, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association announced the formation of its Mobility Technology Council. Chris Gardner, the AASA’s senior vice president of operations, spoke with Aftermarket Business World to explain the mission of the new organization.
Chris Gardner
The Auto Care Association (ACA) has launched a new Demand Index, which will help aftermarket companies view product category performance trends, including monthly demand of automotive aftermarket product lines in the United States.    
Demand Index
Jason Verlen is the senior vice president at CCC Information Services and he spoke with us about the current state of telematics adoption.
Jason Verlen
VDC predicts machine vision-based technologies will expand as more companies shift to “factory of the future” strategies.    
Brian Albright
John Bunting is the COO at Fuse5 Automotive Software, an aftermarket software provider. He spoke to Aftermarket Business World about technology and inventory management.
John Bunting
A new paper from MOTOR Information Systems indicates that OEs could move more of their parts through the aftermarket supply chain through proper data coding and other steps.    
Brian Albright