Posts Tagged ‘auto shop productivity’

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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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Six Points on Managing Automotive Repair Employees

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 17:37

The most common reason that employees leave their jobs is their manager. A very simple test for self-evaluation as a manager is to listen to yourself when you talk. How many times do you say I or me? How many … Continue reading

 
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Improving Automotive Repair Operations by Using Key Performance Indicators

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 17:47

Automotive repair operations can be evaluated using a number of key performance indicators. In this area the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes can be measured and improved if necessary. As in any area key performance indicators should be compared … 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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Handling Increased Service Demands Due to Economic Expansion

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 18:31

In times of economic expansion such as the United States is experiencing at the time of this writing demand for small business services will grow as well. As the economy grows more and more people enter the workforce resulting in … Continue reading

 
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Hiring and Keeping Employees in a Growing Economy

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 20:43

Whether the economy is up or down – hiring and retaining quality employees is always a challenge. During times of slow economic activity the challenge where employees are concerned is to attract and keep talent with limited resources. During times … 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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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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