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Operational Planning for Automotive Repair

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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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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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Developing Effective Marketing Campaigns For Auto Repair and Tire Shops

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 0:15

Marketing campaigns are developed in order to attract business. However, stating an objective as ‘attract business’ will not result in a very effective campaign. Just as it is important to clearly identify your target market, it is important to state … Continue reading

 
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Upselling Auto Repairs and Tires

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 0:55

Up-selling in the auto repair and tire retail business whereby a customer is offered more expensive items or other add on items in an attempt to make a more profitable sale is a common practice. The pervasive philosophy is to … 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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Evaluating Shop Management System Integration Capabilities

Monday, October 3, 2011 23:30

When evaluating software for an auto repair or tire business, integration capability is a very important factor to consider. The effectiveness of any system is directly affected by the extent that this area is addressed. Depending on the volume of … Continue reading

 
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Reaching Your Target Market

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 0:29

Being in the right place at the right time requires knowing what the right place is. Delivering the right message in the right place requires knowing what is important to your target market Continue reading

 
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Quality, Price and Delivery – Know the Right Mix

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 0:18

Every customer would be ecstatic if they received top quality at the lowest price with no wait time 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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Evaluating Software System Architecture

Thursday, September 8, 2011 18:38

When evaluating software systems the impact of system architecture is an extremely important factor to consider. The database, programming language, hardware requirements, operating system requirements and network/internet requirements all contribute to the usability of the system as well as the … Continue reading

 
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Defining Your System Requirements

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 20:25

System requirements definition can be the most important step in purchasing a new software system but it is often left out of the process. Defining what you want from your system allows you to investigate possible alternatives and rule out … Continue reading

 
 
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