Consider that “office time” should be all about “How do I make our business better and more productive than what it is today?” Consider that in order to answer that question fully, one must have another series of questions that help guide them to that ultimate answer(s).
We need to remember to always pull procedures on every vehicle we repair. This is a must if you, as a responsible and viable collision repair facility, want to provide a complete, safe and quality repair.
While we can’t control how many techs are entering the industry or how many “hirable” techs are available in our given market, the one thing we can control is being proactive and putting ourselves in a position to do more with less by having good systems and policies in place.
So often the key to better paint shop performance comes down to improving – and consistently using – better processes. One such process that I consider mandatory – yet often doesn’t happen in some shops – is the paint team starting every day with a to-do list.
The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced it had been selected to host the FCA Certified Collision Network non-technical training in conjunction with industry leading consultant and CollisionAdvice owner, Mike Anderson.
The monthly expenditure on stock parts when left unchecked can quickly eclipse sales, leaving repairers in the red on stock parts. There are three actions shops can take to manage stock parts and achieve an acceptable level of profit from these tiny, but important, parts.
Dave Luehr's Elite Body Shop Academy announced Operations Monthly LIVE, specifically designed to help collision repairers receive interactive monthly training and support to reach their operational goals.
What’s your “booth cycle time,” the number of jobs you move through the booth each day, or the length of time each job is occupying your booth? For top performers, booth cycle time is between an hour and 90 minutes.
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