Posts Tagged ‘productivity tips’

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Business Culture and the Work Environment

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:03

    The culture of a small business is determined by the owner and can be either positive or negative. Business culture can have a significant impact on the work environment and ultimately business success. A positive business culture will … Continue reading

 
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Auto Repair Shop Vehicle Movement vs Computer Performance

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 22:09

The movement of vehicles in an auto repair shop is very similar to the way information is processed by a computer. Inside the auto repair shop are bays and outside there is a parking area. Employees move vehicles from the … Continue reading

 
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Comparing Auto Repair Vehicle Movement to Computer Performance

Monday, May 23, 2016 21:34

The process of moving vehicles into an automotive repair shop – working on them – then returning them to the parking lot is very similar to the way a computer works. A computer processor moves information from disk into memory … Continue reading

 
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Employee Contributions in a Small Business

Monday, April 4, 2016 1:44

Small business owners should encourage contributions from all employees. Nothing will make an employee feel more part of a business than feeling like they can contribute. This should extend to them being able to make suggestions. This writer has seen … Continue reading

 
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The Automotive Repair Work Scheduling Process

Thursday, September 24, 2015 23:56

  The work scheduling process in automotive repair is generally undertaken in a phased manner. The first phase involves loading the shop to the desired capacity ensuring that sales goals will be met and the most will be made of … Continue reading

 
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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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