The Truth About Cars » channel stuffing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Consider the Source. Lots of Unsold Cars Are Normal. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/consider-the-source-lots-of-unsold-cars-are-normal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/consider-the-source-lots-of-unsold-cars-are-normal/#comments Sun, 18 May 2014 22:44:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=825378 There’s a post at the Zero Hedge finance site that’s getting some attention. It’s really a repost from this site, and it includes a number of aerial and satellite photos of thousands of new automobiles that the author says are sitting on storage lots, unsold. The author claims that automobile manufacturers are continuing to churn out […]

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There’s a post at the Zero Hedge finance site that’s getting some attention. It’s really a repost from this site, and it includes a number of aerial and satellite photos of thousands of new automobiles that the author says are sitting on storage lots, unsold. The author claims that automobile manufacturers are continuing to churn out […]

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The Truth About Channel Stuffing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/the-truth-about-channel-stuffing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/the-truth-about-channel-stuffing/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 06:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479712 Zerohedge, the website that caters to short sellers, has been monitoring GM for symptoms of a relapse to the Bad Old. One of these symptoms is channel stuffing, defined by Investopedia as “a deceptive business practice used by a company to inflate its sales and earnings figures by deliberately sending retailers along its distribution channel […]

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Zerohedge, the website that caters to short sellers, has been monitoring GM for symptoms of a relapse to the Bad Old. One of these symptoms is channel stuffing, defined by Investopedia as “a deceptive business practice used by a company to inflate its sales and earnings figures by deliberately sending retailers along its distribution channel […]

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Chart Of The Day: GM Full-Size Truck Inventory, 1/2010 – 8/2012 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/chart-of-the-day-gm-full-size-truck-inventory-12010-82012/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/chart-of-the-day-gm-full-size-truck-inventory-12010-82012/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:59:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458256 Only one more day until we get August sales data, and September 4th will bring us the latest inventory numbers. Here at TTAC, we’re keeping an eye on GM’s full-size truck inventory, which is as high as 145 days for the GMC Sierra – well above the 100 day supply that’s considered safe for full-size […]

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Only one more day until we get August sales data, and September 4th will bring us the latest inventory numbers. Here at TTAC, we’re keeping an eye on GM’s full-size truck inventory, which is as high as 145 days for the GMC Sierra – well above the 100 day supply that’s considered safe for full-size […]

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Chinese Consumers Rebell Against Channel Stuffing, Punish Carmakers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/chinese-consumers-rebell-against-channel-stuffing-punish-carmakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/chinese-consumers-rebell-against-channel-stuffing-punish-carmakers/#comments Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:59:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456602 Channel stuffing is taking its toll on China. Customers fight back against “increased sales pressure and an insufficient supply of experienced staff, driven by a disconnect between the dealership network expansion and the market slowdown, “ and punish car manufacturers where it hurts second most: On the J.D.Power Sales Satisfaction Survey. The survey, published today, […]

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Channel stuffing is taking its toll on China. Customers fight back against “increased sales pressure and an insufficient supply of experienced staff, driven by a disconnect between the dealership network expansion and the market slowdown, “ and punish car manufacturers where it hurts second most: On the J.D.Power Sales Satisfaction Survey. The survey, published today, […]

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Chart Of The Day: Channel Stuffing Bonanza http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/chart-of-the-day-channel-stuffing-bonanza/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/chart-of-the-day-channel-stuffing-bonanza/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:15:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454129 Today’s Chart comes from finance blog Zero Hedge, which has taken a periodic interest in General Motors channel stuffing endeavors. While we don’t normally report on stock prices here at TTAC, this one is worth mentioning. The chart, using an inverted axis, shows the relationship between GM’s month-end inventory levels, and their post-IPO share price. […]

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Today’s Chart comes from finance blog Zero Hedge, which has taken a periodic interest in General Motors channel stuffing endeavors. While we don’t normally report on stock prices here at TTAC, this one is worth mentioning. The chart, using an inverted axis, shows the relationship between GM’s month-end inventory levels, and their post-IPO share price. […]

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General Motors, Channel Stuffing And The Return Of 2008 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/general-motors-channel-stuffing-and-the-return-of-2008/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/general-motors-channel-stuffing-and-the-return-of-2008/#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:52:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451788 A lawsuit filed by a Florida investor against General Motors over the age-old practice of “channel stuffing”, or sending inventory to dealers and recording it as a “sale”, so that revenue numbers can be pumped up while the vehicles languish on dealer lots. The practice of channel stuffing is universal in the auto industry, but […]

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A lawsuit filed by a Florida investor against General Motors over the age-old practice of “channel stuffing”, or sending inventory to dealers and recording it as a “sale”, so that revenue numbers can be pumped up while the vehicles languish on dealer lots. The practice of channel stuffing is universal in the auto industry, but […]

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GM Back To Its Channel Stuffing Ways http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gm-back-to-its-channel-stuffing-ways/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gm-back-to-its-channel-stuffing-ways/#comments Sat, 14 Apr 2012 15:45:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439947 The Nikkei [sub] comes with the good news that “Japan’s automakers have finally resolved the inventory shortages that have hindered their sales in the U.S. market.” According to the Tokyo wire, Japan’s automakers “are in a better position to compete with their Western and Korean rivals,” now that lots are stocked again. Well, not quite. […]

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The Nikkei [sub] comes with the good news that “Japan’s automakers have finally resolved the inventory shortages that have hindered their sales in the U.S. market.” According to the Tokyo wire, Japan’s automakers “are in a better position to compete with their Western and Korean rivals,” now that lots are stocked again. Well, not quite. […]

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GM Goosing Stock By Overstocking Dealers With Trucks? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/gm-goosing-stock-by-overstocking-dealers-with-trucks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/gm-goosing-stock-by-overstocking-dealers-with-trucks/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:20:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401698 It has been around the net since yesterday that “trucks are piling up on auto lots” and that this could spell “trouble for GM.” Bloomberg reports that GM did bet on a strong recovery and built more trucks to fill the imaginary demand. “The strategy is backfiring.” The National Legal and Policy Center has more […]

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It has been around the net since yesterday that “trucks are piling up on auto lots” and that this could spell “trouble for GM.” Bloomberg reports that GM did bet on a strong recovery and built more trucks to fill the imaginary demand. “The strategy is backfiring.” The National Legal and Policy Center has more […]

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GM Ramps Up Production. Of Cheerful Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/gm-ramps-up-productio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/gm-ramps-up-productio/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:32:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=376212 Even the Detroit News, by some regarded as an extension of the Big 3 PR departments, can’t help but ask: “Are Detroit’s new automakers falling back into old habits?” New automakers? Old habits? Well, it sure looks like the Big 3 have drastically ramped-up production. Production of good numbers, that is. Especially one of them […]

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Even the Detroit News, by some regarded as an extension of the Big 3 PR departments, can’t help but ask: “Are Detroit’s new automakers falling back into old habits?” New automakers? Old habits? Well, it sure looks like the Big 3 have drastically ramped-up production. Production of good numbers, that is. Especially one of them […]

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