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Conducting an Automotive Repair Management Self-Assessment

Thursday, September 27, 2018 20:49

  An automotive repair business is usually operated by an owner who has the talent and drive to become a business owner. Running a small business and achieving the desired level of profitability is a very diverse subject with many … Continue reading

 
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Using Key Performance Indicators in Automotive Repair Management

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 18:17

In the automotive repair business circumstances will always require management attention. If a business is to sustain positive growth then key performance indicators can be evaluated to identify areas to which attention should be focused. When utilizing key performance indicators … Continue reading

 
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The Small Business Challenges of a Growing Economy

Thursday, July 26, 2018 21:36

According to most indicators the United States economy is growing at a pace not seen in years. Economic expansion is a positive circumstance and will support business success. However it can present challenges not experienced in a slower growth phase. … Continue reading

 
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Eliminating Waste in Auto Repair Operations

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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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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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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A Look at Leadership Styles

Thursday, March 29, 2018 17:12

One of the primary functions of management in automotive repair is to lead. And there are many different leadership styles that can be assumed by an auto repair shop owner or manager. Often in these types of discussions people tend … Continue reading

 
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Auto Repair Shop Organization

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 18:29

  One of the primary responsibilities of management in automotive repair is organization of the work environment. A well-organized environment not only has a positive impact on productivity and thus profitability it also affects customer relations as people will be … Continue reading

 
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Operational Planning for Automotive Repair

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 23:03

Operational planning can have a major impact on business capacity, sales and profits in automotive repair. Different measurements on the effect of planning on business execution have shown that efficiencies can be increased by 20 percent on more. Efficiency increases … Continue reading

 
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Customer Retention Strategies for Automotive Repair

Friday, January 5, 2018 18:11

Customer retention is a very important factor in the automotive repair business. It’s so important that there are businesses that specialize in this area of marketing specifically for auto repair and act as service providers to auto repair shops. Customer … Continue reading

 
 
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