In this edition of the GenRocket Advisor we focus on the test data challenges and solutions confronting a major auto parts retailer that leverages information systems to meet the growing threat of ecommerce competition. By strategically adding stores, increasing parts availably and providing superior customer service, they are successfully maintaining a leadership position in the 130-billion-dollar automotive aftermarket industry.
Essential to their success is software for provisioning new stores that surround a network of a parts distribution hubs managed by a sophisticated inventory management system. These information systems allow the company to serve their key market segments, like DIY consumers who buy auto parts for maintaining their vehicles and commercial mechanics who provide auto repair services.
We have prepared a case study describing the use cases associated the testing procedures that ensure quality software is released into the production environment.