Archive for the ‘Auto Shop Management’ Category

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Physical Planning and Automotive Repair Proficiency

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 18:05

The physical environment within an automotive repair business will always have an impact and in some cases determine the definition of work processes performed. Many a shop owner has surveyed the layout of their shop and wished they had designed … Continue reading

 
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Process Planning and Efficiency in Automotive Repair

Monday, January 29, 2018 18:36

The focus of process planning is the elimination of waste and lag time between steps. When focusing on the operational processes that support a vehicle maintenance and repair operation the objective is to achieve maximum efficiency in both value add … Continue reading

 
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The Impact of Appointment Scheduling on Automotive Repair Operations

Monday, January 29, 2018 18:31

Scheduling work in advance through appointments can have a significant impact on auto repair shop operations leading to greater efficiency, higher sales and more profits. A shop that operates primarily through walk in business will not be able to achieve … Continue reading

 
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Checklist for Building a World Class Shop

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 23:12

By Bob Cooper We work with many world class shop owners throughout North America, and over the years we have discovered that the majority of them have a number of things in common. Beyond the fact that they are owned … Continue reading

 
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Managing Technician Work through the Auto Repair Shop Management System

Thursday, September 28, 2017 22:53

The interaction between the service advisor and the technician is still handled outside the software system by some shops. Managing these activities through the software system can have a major impact on productivity, sales and profits. The more these activities … Continue reading

 
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Parts Sourcing and Procurement through the Automotive Repair System

Thursday, September 28, 2017 22:47

An area of activity that is sometimes handled outside the software system is parts sourcing and procurement. The reasons for handling things this way vary but if parts processing can be performed through the shop management system the benefits are … Continue reading

 
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Managing Customer Interaction through the Auto Repair Software System

Thursday, September 28, 2017 0:11

The points in the repair cycle at which customer interactions occur are often handled outside the shop management software system. These activities are often based on processes that were formulated years ago and are still handled that way. As software … Continue reading

 
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Utilizing the Auto Repair Shop Management System

Thursday, September 28, 2017 0:06

Auto repair shop owners are usually very cognizant of the level of resource utilization in their business. They want to see all bays in their shop being utilized to their fullest. And they want to see all technicians spending all … Continue reading

 
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Employer/Employee Relationships in Automotive Repair

Friday, March 31, 2017 1:52

The employer/employee relationship can be one of the most significant factors in employee retention. Employees who feel position about their relationship with their employer will be more motivated to stay with a company than to leave and go elsewhere. Some … Continue reading

 
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The Importance of Organization and Leadership in Automotive Repair

Friday, March 31, 2017 1:48

  Organization in a business provides a stable work environment. The basis for employee retention rests on stability. When people know what to do and what to expect they sense security. Clearly defining the processes within an organization, setting realistic … Continue reading

 
 
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