FenderBender MAY2021 / by Mike Munzenrider / Read original article

Speaking to body shop owners and managers throughout the normal course of reporting an issue of FenderBender often means touching on subjects beyond the core intent of the phone call.

One concept that kept popping up throughout the early months of 2021 was that it was difficult to get parts, anecdotal instances of long backorders and other roadblocks that were attributed to the same supply chain issues caused by the pandemic that were causing shortages elsewhere.

But has there really been a parts shortage? Greg Horn, PartsTrader’s chief innovation officer, took a closer look at the question during the PartsTrader Industry Update on May 18, putting into question the veracity of rumors regarding what he termed the “Parts Pandemic.”

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