Posts Tagged ‘productivity tips’

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7 Steps to Running a Paperless Auto Repair Shop

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 21:57

Running paperless can have a significant impact on streamlining operations in an auto repair shop. Printing information from the shop management system can be thought of as a break in process flow when considering internally used information. Interaction with the … Continue reading

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8 Keys to Improving Vehicle Repair Turnaround Time

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:53

Improving vehicle turnaround time will provide better service to customers and reduce operating costs in the process. Preparation and planning are primary keys to improving throughput in a repair operation. Streamlining and improving procedures to ensure best utilization of resources … Continue reading

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7 Points to Consider Regarding Vehicle Exchange in Auto Repair

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 20:13

Dropping off a vehicle for maintenance and picking it up after the work is performed can be the most time consuming part of vehicle repair from the customer’s perspective. From the shop perspective the number of vehicles that can be … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Improving Auto Repair Shop Proficiency

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:47

Making optimal use of available resources is the goal of shop proficiency improvement. Increasing proficiency means that a greater amount of work is performed within the same available number of hours. Proficiency is measured by dividing the number of hours … Continue reading

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9 Keys to Improving Auto Repair Shop Efficiency

Monday, January 28, 2013 20:19

Efficiency can have a significant impact on profitability. A 5 percent increase in efficiency can equate to a 5 percent increase in throughput. In other words greater efficiency results in more hours being billed for the same amount of hours … Continue reading

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7 Keys to Auto Repair Shop Cost Management

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 17:08

Managing cost in auto repair can have a major impact on sales and profitability. There are many components that affect operating costs and identifying, evaluating and measuring them will be time well spent. A shop that runs efficiently and manages … Continue reading

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Monitoring Auto Repair Shop Cost Management Efforts

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 23:51

Monitoring efforts at cost reduction will ensure their effectiveness as well as maintain focus on this important issue. Widening profit margins increases profitability and contributes to long term success. Often the demands of day to day business operations take up … Continue reading

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5 Keys to Managing Auto Repair Purchasing Costs

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 19:27

There are a number of factors to consider when evaluating the cost of tires and parts. Of course there is the price paid for tires or parts but also there is the cost involved in the purchasing process and inventory … Continue reading

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8 Ways Shop Management Systems Can Reduce Operating Costs

Friday, October 26, 2012 21:34

An effective shop management system can have a positive impact on operating costs in a number of ways. Of course there are costs associated with system implementation and ownership but if they’re effective – systems will pay for themselves. The … Continue reading

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9 Keys to Improving Auto Repair Shop Proficiency

Thursday, October 25, 2012 22:29

Repair shop proficiency is the area that allows for the greatest management impact in terms of controlling operating costs. Improving proficiency will not reduce overhead expenditures but will allow for greater absorption of overhead costs. Proficiency measures the utilization of … Continue reading

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