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Smart, Simple Scheduling

By |2019-06-13T15:51:20+00:00June 10th, 2019|Process|

For collision shops that want to improve cycle time and decrease unnecessary work-in-process (WIP), scheduling is a necessity. However, I also believe far too many shops over-complicate scheduling, spending hours trying to predict the future using unstable labor hours. What I mean by unstable is that some people and even electronic scheduling systems attempt [...]

The Art of Business

By |2019-06-13T21:40:23+00:00September 27th, 2016|Leadership, Process, Success|

I grew up in a family of artists. Not always the kind of people that come to mind when thinking of the dog-eat-dog business world. As a young man my own artistic expression found its way into the automotive repair business, as an automotive painter. I loved painting cars, especially the custom stuff. It [...]

Playing to Win

By |2019-02-25T05:09:39+00:00January 5th, 2016|Success|

For many in the collision repair industry, last year was a pretty good year. A majority of my clients experienced positive growth over the previous year and are expecting the same for the upcoming year. Despite advancing technologies, MSO consolidation, and other challenges, things are really pretty good for many of us right now. [...]