Cycle Time Management

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Refine Your Production Process to Increase Throughput

While his father oversaw the evolution of the DRP, Tyler Scott Graham oversaw the evolution of the shop’s production process, and now those two styles have coalesced at the $3.5 million shop. Graham’s father credits the shop’s 60 percent rise in sales over the past five years to his son’s rigorous pre-production process.
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5 Steps to Perfect Repair Planning

What is likely killing your cycle time the most is your repair planning process. Through interviews with the nation’s top operations and statistical data culled from the FenderBender Industry Survey, here are five repair planning strategies you should implement immediately to achieve ultimate throughput.


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Looking to Cut Back

When you’re constantly focused on the daily operations of your shop, it can be hard to focus on the larger picture. Take a look at areas where you can cut back and assign your tasks to others.


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Uncorking a Growth Spurt

How a collision manager turned an operation around by reshuffling his roster of technicians, bringing in new shop technologies, and maintaining the shop’s razor-sharp focus on high-quality, truly OEM-grade repairs. 
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