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A Global Approach to Making Money

By |2019-10-15T20:48:05+00:00October 15th, 2019|Process, Success|

By Bruce King, Associate Mentor, Elite Body Shop Solutions THE PROBLEM Many industry experts teach shop leaders that the best way to ensure profitability is through the “job costing” method. Job costing is a process of observing each individual repair jobs' profit centers (labor, parts, materials, etc.) to ensure it fits a pre-determined framework [...]

Managing the Paint Booth as a Constraint Resource

By |2019-02-25T05:15:25+00:00January 5th, 2016|Process|

In many but not all collision centers, the paint shop or specifically the paint booth is the constraint or “bottleneck” of the system. In other words, since nearly every repair job has to flow through this resource, it can easily become backed up with excess inventory (jobs waiting in line to get painted.) What [...]