These days, slow sales seem to become a cash flow crisis rather quickly. After weathering the Great Recession, auto recycling businesses are still waiting for the sales volume to return to “normal” or at least predictable levels. New car sales are said to be back on track, which should in turn create an inventory of trade-ins, which should stimulate used car sales and thus force buyers to either scrap out project cars or seek used parts for repairs. But waiting for the trickledown effect can bring about a cash flow crisis. When researching solutions to the sales slump problem, the common denominator seems to be, (of course), reduce cost and increase sales; high school economics class all over again. But maybe a bit more innovation is required in the new millennium.