Does the Dealership of Tomorrow Have No Inventory?

by Kim Schmidt in Manufacturer & Dealer Issues You may have read that headline and thought, “With the current supply chain issues, the dealership of today already has no inventory!” We’ve talked ad nauseam about the current inventory challenges — both for new and used equipment — dealerships are facing. But what if, in the future, it was the result of purposeful intention? Ford’s CEO Jim Farley is looking to shake up the dealership experience for Ford’s electric vehicles, according to an article by Steve DaSilva in Jalopnik. In a speech Farley made at Bernstein’s 38th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference, he said under his new plan, dealerships would “get rid of inventory entirely and become high-quality service centers for customers who purchased their vehicles online,” wrote DaSilva. READ FULL ARTICLE>>