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SCRS to Offer Damage Analysis, Cost Assessment Training at SEMA

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Oct. 16, 2013—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will offer educational sessions during the SEMA Show focused on damage analysis and cost assessment. SEMA takes place Nov. 5–8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"Good estimates can't be formulated without in-depth knowledge of required operations and the technology that drives them," said SCRS vice chairman and shop owner Andy Dingman. "Understanding the physical requirements of the repair process and what the manufacturers expect that process to look like is probably the most critical foundation for success in writing accurate repair plans."

The sessions on Nov. 5—such as “Accessing OEM Repair Information,” “Damage Report Writing Case Study,” and “Modern Bonding and Riveting, Today and Tomorrow”—each seek to address how repair necessities impact the creation of a thoroughly constructed repair plan.

A Nov. 6 session, entitled “X-Ray Estimating, An Ace up Your Sleeve for Performance Improvement,” focuses on decreasing the margin for error in the damage analysis and the potential for cycle time. Nov. 7 session, “Maximizing Efforts Through Blueprinting and Shop Layout,” looks at trends of facility layouts and how they can reduce waste.

A session titled “Want Higher Rates? Obtain Payment for Necessary Repair Procedures” on Nov. 8 is designed to help owners and managers identify areas of weakness in their strategies.

For a full listing of education sessions and to register, visit Registration will also be available on site.

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