Archive for the ‘Auto Shop Management’ Category

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Parts Pricing for Tire and Auto Repair Shops and the Cost of Procurement

Friday, December 23, 2011 19:19

Parts pricing and sourcing is an integral component of the sales process in a Tire or Auto Repair business. Labor and parts are the 2 basic elements of services provided and both contribute to quality and price. It is important … Continue reading

 
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Employee Empowerment … the Anti-Micro-Manager

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:14

The philosophy of Employee Empowerment is based on allowing employees to have input and control over the way their work is performed. There is undoubtedly a direct correlation between employee growth and business growth. As employee knowledge and abilities expand business success will do the same. Continue reading

 
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Measuring the Accuracy of Labor Estimates for Auto Repair and Tire Shops

Monday, November 14, 2011 17:53

Labor is a significant component in determining profitability and competitiveness in the auto repair and retail tire business. It is of the utmost importance that estimates of labor time are as accurate as possible to ensure that work is profitable … Continue reading

 
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Implementing Change and Achieving Buy In

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:05

Change is inevitable. Change can be brought about by external circumstances, internal changes (personnel, etc), growth objectives, new investments and a host of other factors. Change is never easy but it’s even harder when it’s not managed. The importance of … Continue reading

 
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Repair Order Processing

Monday, October 10, 2011 22:21

The cost of processing a repair order can vary considerably depending on the complexity of the work to be performed as well as a number of other factors. A very simple repair order can take very few relatively small steps … Continue reading

 
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The True Cost of Inventory

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 0:03

Tires and parts are an integral part of an auto repair operation. So how do you determine the true cost of inventory? There’s a cost associated with carrying inventory but there’s also a cost that comes with not having inventory. … Continue reading

 
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Increase Profits Through Process Improvement

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 20:05

A manager that knowingly allows money to be wasted might just as well be stealing it …. John Rockefeller Improving and streamlining processes within an organization can eliminate waste, reduce costs and enable better customer service. The savings and potential … Continue reading

 
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Setting Profit Goals

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 19:45

Setting the right profit goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Offering a price that the customer is happy with is important in earning business but you must be profitable to succeed as a business. Setting target profit … Continue reading

 
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Plan For Success

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 18:34

Effective planning can make the difference between business processes that are flawed and wasteful versus those that are efficient and well managed. There is a direct correlation between effort spent planning and quality of execution in any process. To develop … Continue reading

 
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How To Take Your Auto Repair Shop To The Next Level

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 0:00

So you’ve built a successful business.  Your auto repair shop is bringing in lots of customers and lots of money. There’s only one problem. You want to get away from the day-to-day operations of your auto repair shop, but it … Continue reading

 
 
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