Service Parts Optimization Focus Rusty Beetle works with Fortune 500 clients in a range of industries, bringing deep knowledge of aftermarket best practices to every engagement.


We live and breathe service parts forecasting and optimization.

Rusty Beetle helps clients plan, implement, and execute the entire service parts planning life cycle, bringing together the many components that make up a total service parts optimization solution. We start with understanding our clients’ overall planning goals, articulating and transforming their business requirements into configured software solutions that optimize their service supply chain, then tailor our engagement to meet your specific needs.


Planning Care

This solution monitoring service is a natural extension of your implementation, providing continuous improvement of inventory investment and service performance. Our consultants work as super-users on your team, advising and augmenting your planning staff, to make sure you achieve optimal planning results.


With integration experience across a myriad of ERP, CRM, and SCM data sources and systems, Rusty Beetle can leverage your existing system infrastructure to minimize integration time and risk.

Data Analytics

Service parts planning systems manage large amounts of critical information. Rusty Beetle helps clients mine and analyze this data to discover important service relationships. We can provide management dashboards.


Health Checks

Comprehensive assessments of the state of your configured software. Each check determines how well the software is meeting your current business needs. Rusty Beetle examines all facets of your system - forecast parameters, optimization settings, inventory policies, and system performance. Simple configuration changes are often implemented immediately.


Business opportunities or operational alternatives may have a profound impact on your spare parts business, making it an imperative to quantify investments and expected benefits. Scenario simulations can provide valuable insights based on your real operational data. Rusty Beetle is uniquely qualified to build and run these simulations in a “what-if” instance of your spare parts optimization software.

Customizations and Reports

When the standard configured functionality just won’t do, Rusty Beetle provides customizations to complement and extend standard functionality. We configure reports specific to your business metrics.


Software Upgrades

Rusty Beetle can perform your technical upgrades and other software updates as required to enable clients to make use of the latest version while ensuring stable operations.

Functional Configuration

Rusty Beetle will help you plan for an upgrade, be it a technical upgrade, or a technical upgrade with functional additions or changes. We have proven processes to ensure that the baseline model has migrated properly, so there are no unexpected forecasting or inventory changes.


We offer a full range of training courses tailored to your needs, including new user, modeling, delta (new versions), and administration classes.



Rusty Beetle listens to your needs and works with you to craft a service parts planning solution strategy. We can help define service goals, inventory policies, operational processes, functional requirements, technical architecture, and planner roles.

Rapid Modeling

Rusty Beetle’s model-based evaluation is a proven approach to creating early value. We can deliver a model within a month of data availability. This is a great way to evaluate new business areas and strategies, as well as justify a service parts planning application implementation project.

Global Roll-outs

Rusty Beetle employs an integrated project methodology that begins with planning and concludes with a successful go-live and transition to support. This methodology is based on industry best practices and our extensive experience implementing spare parts forecasting and optimization software.