Posts Tagged ‘auto shop productivity’

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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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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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The Situational Leadership Style

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 19:31

  Situational leadership refers to providing direction in accordance with a given set of circumstances. This often requires a good degree of flexibility on the part of the leader but can be very effective in handling business issues and moving … Continue reading

 
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The Servant Leadership Style

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 20:37

  Servant leadership refers to a style by which a power sharing model of authority is employed and collective decision making is practiced. The essence of servant leadership is to foster leadership in subordinates. The more people can contribute – … Continue reading

 
 
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