Network Performance

When the market is being
pulled apart, we keep your
network grounded in reality
and designed for success.

With customer expectations and sales choices proliferating, the dealership and its retail model are inside an ever-changing vortex. Urban Science ensures you have the strategy and actions needed for success, no matter how challenging the market forces.

Manage your network successfully day to day, year to year, and decade to decade.

We pioneered the scientific approach to the construction of an optimal dealer network. Now more than ever, we use this discipline to help our clients design their own.

Optimal Foundation

Use science to simulate, define, and refine network design to directly address changing market dynamics.

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Network Actions

A centralized network hub empowers proactive management and efficient decision-making.

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Monitor Impact

Keep track of competitor actions to incorporate into future network strategy.

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Learn how to optimize your network.

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Put yourself where the customers are. Even if
they’re virtual.

The world of automotive retail is evolving, and today’s consumers want to buy on their time and on their terms. Whether planning a traditional network or a customized design, our proven methods are flexible to meet current and future network needs, ensuring high customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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Maximize productivity. All day. Every day.

Designed to supercharge productivity in task management, delivery, and communications, we help our clients turn recommendations into action, using our highly flexible process workflow tools. The result is faster network adaptability and customized plans to accommodate specific requirements.

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Clearly see who is selling what, where, and how much.

Watching the market has never been this detailed. You can track the impact of your network actions; view sales, market share, and changes by segment, model, or geography vs. benchmarks, and identify areas of opportunity to improve performance.

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The sun never sets on the networks
we optimize.

From high-volume brands to niche vehicles, Urban Science is trusted to uncover dealers’ most certain opportunities for success.

What our clients are saying.

“Urban Science has powerful data analysis tools and an on-site team that demonstrates expertise in our business while providing great insights and responsiveness to requests, questions, etc.”

OEM Network Lead, North America

“Our Urban Science team has become our go-to people for advice in so many different situations. The executive team relies on their opinion and advice almost daily. We regularly seek advice from the entire onsite team regarding finding the best solutions for the situation at hand.”

OEM Network Planning Leader, North America

“Urban Science’s products, knowledge, professionalism, and client support are by far THE BEST in the Industry!”

OEM Network Lead, North America

“The Urban Science team is professional, responsive, and complete all requests with excellence. They go above and beyond what is asked of them.”

OEM Network Leader, North America

“Urban Science simplifies complex solutions to help us focus on the most important factors.”

OEM Network Leader, North America

Latest insights

March 11th,  2024

Tech Century: From Dots on a Map… to Guiding Short- and Long-Term EV Success

Urban Science harnesses unrivaled data, scientific approach to anticipate the future and ground high-stakes decisions in confidence…

February 21st, 2024

Urban Science: U.S. automotive dealer count held steady as throughput hits post-pandemic high in 2023

DETROIT, February 21, 2024 – Urban Science® today announced highlights from its 2023 year-end Automotive Franchise Activity Report (FAR), which shows continued stability for the U.S. automotive retail dealer network […]

February 20th, 2024

Navigating the roads of change: a look into the future of the electric vehicle market in 2024 and beyond

As we reflect on electric vehicle (EV) sales and market share growth in 2023, it’s clear that we’re witnessing the acceleration of a transformative era in the automotive industry…

November 30th, 2023

The essential 3-point guide to electric vehicle forecasting for dealers

The automotive industry is undergoing a seismic shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) and staying ahead of the curve is crucial for dealers.

November 2nd, 2023

The EV era: decoding trends and triumphs in America’s auto industry

In a groundbreaking milestone for the automotive industry, the San Francisco Designated Market Area(DMA) has emerged as a trailblazer…

June 21st, 2023

Network Sales Report | China: Examining China’s Volatile Network Development

China has remained the world’s largest automotive manufacturing country and automotive market since 2009…

August 26th, 2021

Vehicle Sales and Profitability: What OEMs Need to Do to Make the Numbers Work

Disruptive forces of urbanisation, digitilisation, sustainability and omni-channel retail sales points were already beginning to seriously impact the automotive landscape pre-pandemic […]

May 11th, 2021

Agency model poses challenges – and opportunities – for dealers.

Much has already been written about the possible move from franchise to agency in automotive. With relatively few case studies to draw data from, educated speculation abounds.

May 4th, 2021

Getting Ready for the Second Wave of Electrification

The second wave of electrification is gaining momentum from both the public and private sectors.

July 22nd, 2020

Creating a healthy network in a pandemic age

Network Planning with Simon Bradley, Global Practice Director – Network, Urban Science

May 7th, 2020

Beyond the Crisis: Executing Tomorrow’s Strategy Starts Today

COVID-19 Strategies with Simon Bradley, Global Practice Director – Network, Urban Science The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the world – literally. Read about the automotive industry, both today and moving […]


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