News - 7/17/2007

Affinia selects WHI’s Nexpart Virtual Inventory solution to help increase fill rates and revenue for its channel partners.

WHI’s Nexpart Virtual Inventory module provides visibility of Affinia’s DC inventories to its channel partners and their customers.

White Plains, NY – July 17, 2007 – Affinia, a leading aftermarket parts manufacturer, today announced the availability of WHI’s Nexpart Virtual Inventory to its channel partners.   Virtual Inventory will make stock at Affinia’s DC’s accessible through its channel partners’ Nexpart eCommerce websites, creating on-line availability of parts that are out-of-stock at the channel partner’s location.

“Virtual Inventory is a value added service that we will provide to our channel partners to help make them the first and best choice for their customers.” said Jerry McCabe, Sr. Vice President, Business Architecture of Affinia, Inc.  “Providing channel partners and their customers the ability to seamlessly integrate real time ordering from our DCs into their eCommerce solutions will allow them to capture sales that they’re missing today.”

Bryan Murphy, WHI’s President and CEO said, “Affinia is a company that understands how to use technology to create competitive advantage.  Making DC inventory available online to their channel partners and over 59,000 Nexpart eCommerce users is another powerful reason to do business with Affinia. Integrating the supply chain between manufacturers, distributors and their customers is critical to the long term profitability for the aftermarket, and Nexpart Virtual makes that integration a reality.

One of the fastest growing software companies in America, WHI provides solutions to over 1600 large and small companies in the Automotive, Hard goods and Electrical distribution markets, including over 21 Fortune 500 customers.  WHI products and services are used by over 100,000 users to increase their effectiveness and efficiency. Products are specialized for use by manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and their customers. Investors in WHI, Inc. include Polaris Venture Partners, MidMark Capital, Goldman Sachs and Starboard Capital.

Affinia Group Inc. is a global leader in the on- and off-highway replacement parts and service industry. In North America the Affinia family of brands includes WIX® Filters, Raybestos® brand brakes and Aimco® brake products, and McQuay-Norris® and Spicer® Chassis parts. South American and European brands include Nakata®, Urba® and Quinton Hazell®. Affinia has operations in 19 countries and approximately 11,000 people dedicated to keeping the world’s wheels turning. For more information, visit


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