DMS and IBM rev up business for Internal Engine Parts Group

In need of an overhaul
The roar of a well-tuned engine is music to the ears of Alan Gartrell, chief administrative officer for Internal Engine Parts Group (IEPG).  Based in Meridian, Mississippi, IEPG supplies engine parts for passenger cars and light trucks, as well as for marine, industrial, agricultural and high-performance applications. IEPG’s nine warehouses located across the Southeastern United States serve the needs of custom engine rebuilders, traditional auto parts operations and national wholesale and retail chains. And there’s plenty of need. The past decade saw some of the highest rates of new vehicle sales in the U.S., while vehicle scrappage rates remained relatively

Managers at Internal Engine Parts Group (IEPG) needed to modernize their order-entry, warehousing and distribution systems to become more efficient and reach new markets.
IEPG selected DMS Systems Corp.’s Distribution/Express system running on IBM middleware and the IBM ^® iSeries™ to reduce costs, increase productivity and maximize customer service.
Why On Demand
In the highly competitive engine parts aftermarket, distributors need to respond rapidly to their customers, who are looking for superior products at lower prices.

  • ROI in less than one year
  • 10 percent reduction in overall sales expense
  • Significantly higher inventory turnover
  • 50 to 70 percent time savings for order staff
  • Redeployment of personnel to key tasks
  • 24/7 Web-based customer catalog access


“DMS’ product line has revolutionized the way we conduct business.  … Customers can now log on to our Web site to check parts availability and pricing, place orders, re-print invoices and monitor account balances.”
Alan Gartrell
Chief Administrative Officer, IEPG

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