GM’s New Parts Pricing Initiatives

Many of you may have heard about GM’s new parts pricing initiatives that were announced last week during SEMA. You may also have heard that the program has been temporarily halted. Below is the updated statement from GM. What I can tell you is that SCRS has been in contact with them much in the past week+ and are currently working on summarizing exactly what the program is – and what it is not. We should have that prepared shortly.

GM has been very clear that there are only three entities that are part of their focus; the repairer, the consumer and the dealers. To me, that is refreshing.

More information to come soon.

Aaron Schulenburg
Executive Director | Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)

Please direct any questions to Bob Wheeler.

Bob Wheeler
GM Communications

“GM remains committed to its consumer focused pricing initiative, The strategy is designed to provide a competitive price available when an estimate is being prepared resulting in the best possible repair for all GM vehicle owners. GM has received overwhelming interest and support for its best price forward pricing strategy from all constituents throughout the Collision repair industry. By providing our price up front in the estimating process, we continue to focus on helping our GM customer, allowing the vehicle to be returned to pre accident condition, with original parts, ensuring safety and appearance.

“Over the past week the workflow pressures on outside parties has brought to light enhanced solutions and the increased desire for integration opportunities. These efforts will improve the process and allow for a longer implementation lead time so the revised workflows can be absorbed to the benefit of all of our General Motors customers, dealers and body shops. To this end, GM has listened, and has agreed to pause and extend the implementation of

“In the interim GM will resume the publishing of list price until we implement The extended implementation time frame, allows for all parties to prepare and adjust as needed in order to begin getting GM list prices from the price engine. We expect to have a fully functioning dynamic pricing process through MPL in market by early 2015.

“GM appreciates the interest and support has received and looks forward to collaborating with all constituents in the collision repair industry to implement the new way in which GM list prices will be obtained.”

Ryndee S. Carney
Manager, Cross-Brand Communications
General Motors
Mail Code 482-A38-C91
100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265-1000

313-549-1524 (cell)

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