Posts Tagged ‘improve productivity’

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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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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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Managing Process Flow in Automotive Repair

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 18:20

Organizing the processes within an automotive repair operation is one of the principle responsibilities of management. Well organized, clearly defined processes will have a huge impact on business success. There are numerous processes within an auto repair shop with the … 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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Physical Planning and Automotive Repair Proficiency

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 18:05

The physical environment within an automotive repair business will always have an impact and in some cases determine the definition of work processes performed. Many a shop owner has surveyed the layout of their shop and wished they had designed … Continue reading

 
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Process Planning and Efficiency in Automotive Repair

Monday, January 29, 2018 18:36

The focus of process planning is the elimination of waste and lag time between steps. When focusing on the operational processes that support a vehicle maintenance and repair operation the objective is to achieve maximum efficiency in both value add … Continue reading

 
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Managing your Auto Repair Business through your Shop Management System

Friday, September 29, 2017 16:48

Today’s shop management systems are able to support many of the business processes performed by the automotive repair shop. Even with the capabilities of these software systems many shops still handle some or all of these functions outside of their … Continue reading

 
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Managing Technician Work through the Auto Repair Shop Management System

Thursday, September 28, 2017 22:53

The interaction between the service advisor and the technician is still handled outside the software system by some shops. Managing these activities through the software system can have a major impact on productivity, sales and profits. The more these activities … Continue reading

 
 
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