Axalta Business Council Shops Honored for Material Management
July 27, 2017—At Axalta's 2017 Business Council Symposium, awards were announced for auto body repair shops achieving "Excellence in Material Management." The grand prize winner of the award was Pro Care Automotive & Collision, an MSO in Texas.
Shops must meet high industry standards in order to be considered for these awards, including meeting or exceeding all environmental regulations, minimizing waste and using quality warranted paint materials. Shops are compared with six separate metrics that include measurements demonstrating the minimization of waste and environmental impact, cost control as measured in per RO and per refinish labor unit, and producing quality repairs. Their cumulative ranking in six KPIs determined their rank within their peer group.
These shops were chosen out of the groups who agreed to have their KPIs compared within their respective group; had their purchases submitted independently; supplied several key sales inputs needed to complete the calculations; and had lean material management reports compared for at least one year.
- MSO Group 2-5 locations: Scotts Collision Center, Pennsylvania
- Independent single location: Latuff Brothers, Inc., Minnesota
- Dealer Shop/Group: Five Star Automotive, Georgia
- MSO group 6-20 locations: The Collision Centers, New York
2017 marks the third year that J. Hunter & Associates has presented these awards. J. Hunter & Associates is an independent third party company that assists body Auto Body shops and PBE jobbers nationwide in managing material usage and the shop level.