Posts Tagged ‘productivity tips’

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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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5 Critical Automotive Repair Service Advisor Interdependencies

Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:24

In automotive repair the service advisor has many interdependent relationships.  The shop requires sales volume and profit margins and pricing can affect the service advisors ability to achieve goals in these areas. Effectively scheduled appointments can seriously affect customer service … Continue reading

 
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Automotive Repair Technician Work Schedule Interdependencies

Monday, July 20, 2015 17:25

An automotive repair technician relies on a number of factors to be productive and make the most of available hours. At the same time many of the activities supporting those factors are dependent on the technician in order to be … Continue reading

 
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5 Keys to Auto Repair Shop Resource Utilization

Saturday, June 20, 2015 16:17

  Making the most of available resources in an auto repair business can have a major impact on sales and profitability. The objective of an auto shop is to service vehicles and thus much focus is directed to effective utilization … Continue reading

 
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3 Ways to Optimize Supplier Resources in Automotive Repair

Friday, June 19, 2015 20:44

  Parts suppliers are an integral part of the overall repair process. Improving efficiencies for the supplier will result in greater efficiencies for the shop and could result in lower purchase costs. Making things easier for the supplier is a … Continue reading

 
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3 Keys to Optimizing Use of Dedicated Resources in Auto Repair

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 18:28

A dedicated bay and/or equipment in an auto repair shop can present significant challenges. The objective is to realize the maximum return on investment but if care is not taken the resource can be overbooked or double booked and conflicts … Continue reading

 
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5 Keys to Maximizing Auto Repair Shop Technician Time Utilization

Monday, June 15, 2015 16:30

Technician time utilization is the focal point of maximizing resource utilization in an auto repair business. An auto repair shop earns money by performing vehicle repairs. Anything that can be done to positively impact the direct activities of performing repair … Continue reading

 
 
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