Posts Tagged ‘auto shop productivity’

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Adjusting the Automotive Repair Work Schedule

Thursday, September 24, 2015 22:50

A well planned work schedule will support maximum utilization of resources and ensure on time delivery to the customer. However things don’t always go as planned. Changes to the work schedule should be expected and scheduling adjustments should be made … Continue reading

 
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Detail Scheduling in Automotive Repair

Thursday, September 24, 2015 20:39

  When repair orders have been scheduled for start and completion dates/times the next step may be to fine tune actual assignments and resource utilization. This may go as far as scheduling the sequence in which tasks are performed on … Continue reading

 
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High Level Scheduling in Automotive Repair

Thursday, September 24, 2015 16:15

High level scheduling in automotive repair involves loading the shop to the desired capacity without actually assigning specific resources to work. For example if the goal of a shop is to load 20 flag hours per day into the schedule … Continue reading

 
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Capacity Scheduling in Automotive Repair

Thursday, September 24, 2015 0:24

Capacity scheduling is the first and highest level of scheduling in automotive repair. This refers to scheduling appointments so that enough work is loaded into the shop schedule to meet sales goals and make the most of resources without exceeding … Continue reading

 
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The 3 Primary Components of Scheduling In Automotive Repair

Saturday, August 22, 2015 18:08

There are three components that should be considered when setting a work schedule or when making adjustments to it. The first component is resources which refers largely to personnel but can also refer to assets such as bays and equipment. … Continue reading

 
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Date/Time Milestones and Automotive Repair Scheduling

Friday, August 21, 2015 18:31

Milestones or the planned dates/times that specific activities in the automotive repair process are to be completed are a critical part of planning and scheduling. Ultimately the most important date/time is the promised delivery of the vehicle to the customer. … Continue reading

 
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Automotive Repair Deliverables and Scheduling Considerations

Thursday, August 20, 2015 17:08

Deliverables in automotive repair are one of the variables that have a significant impact on scheduling and customer service. The services that are provided can vary considerably from one situation to the next and being able to adapt is imperative. … Continue reading

 
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Automotive Repair Resources and Scheduling Impact

Thursday, August 20, 2015 0:15

Automotive repair resources are one of the primary components in planning and scheduling. Effective use of available resources will positively impact profits and customer service. Maximizing the use of technician labor hours is the objective of work scheduling and this … Continue reading

 
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Automotive Repair Resource Interdependencies

Friday, July 24, 2015 0:47

There are many interdependencies in an automotive repair operation. Interdependencies can be sources of synergy or conflict depending on a number of factors. From a management perspective when people are aware that others depend on them and they’re sometimes the … Continue reading

 
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Support Functions and Interdependencies in Automotive Repair

Friday, July 24, 2015 0:18

  There are many activities that impact the effectiveness of the repair process in an automotive repair operation but are not part of the primary process itself. Regardless of who performs these duties they should be considered support functions. Scheduling, … Continue reading

 
 
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