Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and Alliance Parts Warehouse (APW) report Dax Neal has been promoted to warehouse operations manager. In a related move, James "Coy" Peach has been promoted to director of continuous improvement/operations.
Neal previously held the positions of packaging manager and technology operations manager, implementing Epicor's TPW and MAM Software's auto part WMS systems at APW. Prior to joining Alliance Parts Warehouse, he worked in the real estate/mortgage industry.
"Service is our mission. I am tasked with providing the Alliance shareholders with service second-to-none through focus, innovation, and execution, as well as supporting and leading the people who work in our APW warehouse operations," says Neal.
"The combination of his past direct experience in operations, coupled with his recent experience managing the technology that drives our operation gives Dax the perfect background for his new role," says Max Dull, APW's vice president and general manager.
"Our operations team, previously lead by Coy, has laid out a master plan for continuous improvement focused on three areas, which include review of all warehouse processes, remapping of inventory locations for greater picking efficiencies and full implementation of scanning technology. With Dax now looking after our daily operations, it will allow Coy to focus on implementation of the operations improvement master plan and ongoing continuous improvement actions, leveraging his many years of experience."
Peach says, "It's my goal to help enhance existing programs and processes, improve effectiveness, foster a collaborative work environment, and tap the expertise of employees."