Stay Ahead of Inventory Volatility

Track: Variable Operations

Saturday, March 12, 2022 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:20 AM


Dealer Learning Lab

Presenters: Doug Hadden

There have been pain points for decades when lots didn’t have enough vehicles, or had too many vehicles or the wrong vehicles. Many dealers have been left scrambling to right-size inventories — through the economic collapse of 2008, Cash for Clunkers and, most recently, pandemic shortages. Hear what dealers can do to prepare themselves ahead of market fluctuations and inventory volatility, including using better data to value cars accurately, buying more profitable vehicles, managing inventory and predicting trends; diversify acquisition with multiple sources for used car inventory; and build profit centers in both retail and wholesale.


Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden
VP, Field Initiatives

Doug has been a speaker or panelist at almost every major industry event including, NADA, Digital Dealer, NABD, AIADA, NIADA, numerous 20 Groups and state associations. He started as a lot porter and has worked in every dealership department there is, from line mechanic to service writer, to new and used car sales, to finance manager and general manager. Later working as Vice President of Remarketing for B of A, Regional Manager for Joe Verde and inventory Management Consultant for Dealertrack. Doug has devoted himself to training, coaching and growing others and now Field Training Initiatives at ACV.