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Eliminating Waste in Auto Repair Operations

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Monday, July 2, 2018 0:17

Eliminating waste in automotive repair operations will reduce cycle time, increase vehicle throughput, achieve greater sales volume and increase profits. Waste in the repair cycle can be found in redundancy, unneeded actions and information lag time. Waste can be costly … Continue reading

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Eliminating Information Lag Time in Automotive Repair Operations

Monday, July 2, 2018 0:04

  Whenever there is a period of time between when an event occurs and that activity is recorded in the shop management system information lag occurs. This means that there is a delay in when the completion of part of … Continue reading

 
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Removing Unnecessary Steps in Auto Repair Processes

Sunday, July 1, 2018 23:55

  Achieving maximum efficiency in automotive repair operations involves identifying and eliminating unnecessary and wasteful steps in business processes. This type of analysis requires looking at and identifying unnecessary activities and process flow disconnects. Anytime efficiencies can be improved the … Continue reading

 
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The Impact of Redundancy in Auto Repair Operations

Sunday, July 1, 2018 23:47

Redundancy exists in auto repair operations when the same work is performed more than once. The most common occurrence of this is when information is written on paper then entered into the shop management system as opposed to entering it … Continue reading

 
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Combatting Declining Sales in Automotive Repair

Thursday, May 31, 2018 17:10

In the automotive repair business achieving and maintaining required sales levels is an ongoing challenge. It’s always better to be proactive in this regard but unexpected circumstances can always affect the best laid of plans. An effective practice is to … Continue reading

 
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Averting a Slump in Auto Repair Recommendation Capture Rates

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 17:23

In automotive repair a good portion of business is generated through recommended repairs resulting from inspections and diagnoses. The recommendation capture rate is a measure of the percentage of recommended services that are purchased by customers. For example within a … Continue reading

 
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Countering a Drop in Auto Repair Quote Capture Rates

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 17:18

In automotive repair the quote capture rate is a measure of the percentage of quotes that turn into sales within a given time period. So if a shop provides 10 quotes in a month and 4 quotes turn into repair … Continue reading

 
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Impeding a Downturn in Auto Repair Customer Retention Rates

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 19:17

In automotive repair the customer retention rate is a measure of the percentage of customers that return for service within a given time period. For example, if a shop has one hundred customers at the beginning of the year and … Continue reading

 
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Counteracting Declining Customer Acquisition Rates in Auto Repair

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 19:11

For an automotive repair shop the customer acquisition rate refers to the percentage of increase in the customer base within a given time period. For example if a shop starts the year with 100 active customers and 20 new customers … Continue reading

 
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Using Management Controls in Automotive Repair

Thursday, April 26, 2018 18:16

Controls are employed by management to ensure that a business is performing at the desired level. In order to apply controls it is necessary to be able to measure different areas of business activity. If it can be measured it … Continue reading

 
 
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