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By Joe Marconi in Joe's BlogMost shop owners would agree that the independent auto repair industry has been too cheap for too long regarding its pricing and labor rates. However, can we keep raising our labor rates and prices until we achieve the profit we desire and need? Is it that simple?
The first step in achieving your required gross and net profit is understanding your numbers and establishing the correct labor and part margins. The next step is to find your business's inefficiencies that impact high production levels.
Here are a few things to consider. First, do you have the workflow processes in place that is conducive to high production? What about your shop layout? Do you have all the right tools and equipment? Do you have a continuous training program in place? Are technicians waiting to use a particular scanner or waiting to access information from the shop's workstation computer?
And lastly, are all the estimates written correctly? Is the labor correct for each job? Are you allowing extra time for rust, older vehicles, labor jobs with no parts included, and the fact that many published labor times are wrong? Let's not forget that perhaps the most significant labor loss is not charging enough labor time for testing, electrical work, and other complicated repairs.
Once you have determined the correct labor rate and pricing, review your entire operation. Then, tighten up on all those labor leaks and inefficiencies. Improving production and paying close attention to the labor on each job will add much-needed dollars to your bottom line.
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Dashboards are a valuable tool for businesses as they provide a quick and easy way to visualize and analyze key data and metrics in real time. Hear from two shop owners as they discuss how dashboards improve decision making, increase productivity, and enhance collaboration and accountability with your team. Jimmy Alauria, 3A Automotive and Diesel Repair, Phoenix, AZ. Jimmy’s previous episodes HERE
Brent Fleischman, Yocum Automotive, Republic, MO
Numbers without dimensions are hard to analyze. Line graphs show trends as a picture. Where does there need to be more improvement? What caused a ‘dip?’ Using statistics helps find the right "WHY" when looking to solve a problem. Competitive nature for employees Creating a graph for daily production on completed hours for technicians Examples of what to watch: Gross income, the value of services delivered (closed repairs), ARO, gross profit dollars, new customers, number of inspections, quality inspection, ARO, average repair estimates, and close percentage (60-75%). Be careful having the close rate too high/too low. New customers- you need front office staff to have a proper orientation for a new customer. Growth mode- as growth increases, also increase your marketing.
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Do you feel as if you don't have enough time in the day to get everything done? Is your task list growing to a point where it's getting unmanageable? Well, you're not alone.
As your company grows, so do your responsibilities and task list. However, attempting to perform all the required tasks in the day-to-day operations can backfire and make you ineffective as a leader. It also increases stress and reduces your overall performance.
The solution? Delegation!
Delegation is not dumping off your responsibilities. Instead, it is a shift from doing to leading. Delegating helps you become more efficient with your time. It also benefits your employees by enhancing their skills and making them an essential part of your company's overall mission.
Join Joe Marconi on February 21st at 10AM PST for this 45-minute webinar, and learn the strategies for delegating and how it improves time management and shop production. Also, discover why delegation is a critical component in your company's future success and the development of your employees.
Joe will reserve time for Q&A and give you a few key next steps to get you started on learning the art of delegation - Register below!
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