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J. Hunter & Associates recognizes excellence in lean material management

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 07:00
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J.Hunter & Associates has named winners in the MSO and single location categories for auto body repair shops achieving excellence in material management. 

One shop location has been chosen in each of two categories — MSO (Multiple Shop Organizations) and independent single location auto body repair shops.

Scotts Collision Center of Stroudsburg, Pa., has been chosen in the MSO category and Big Sky Collision of Billings, Mon., has been chosen in the independent shop category. 

J. Hunter & Associates will also be naming a winner in the fleet/large vehicle repair center category; however, the selection process is not yet complete.

Shops must meet high industry standards in order to be considered for these awards, including meeting or exceeding all environmental regulations, minimizing waste and using quality warranted paint materials. Shops are compared with six separate metrics that include measurements demonstrating the minimization of waste and environmental impact, cost control as measured in per RO and per refinish labor unit, and producing quality repairs. Their cumulative ranking in all six KPIs determined their rank within their peer group.

These shops were chosen out groups who 1) Agreed to have their KPIs compared within their respective group 2) Had their purchases submitted independently 3) Supplied several key sales inputs needed to complete the calculations 4) Material Management Reports compared for at least one year..  

2015 marks the first year that J. Hunter & Associates has presented these awards. J. Hunter & Associates is an independent third party company that assists auto body shops and PBE jobbers nationwide in managing material usage and the shop level. For more information about J. Hunter & Associates, visit

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