February, 2007 Archives - BodyShop Business
Do Something

"We’re losing our collective asses at the front door because we’ve quietly accepted our current situation as being beyond our control,” says a Mississippi shop owner, summing up perfectly the state of the industry and the mentality of many in it. His point? Doing something is always better than doing nothing. Take the recent change

Think Tortoise, Not Hare

Many who attempt to implement ‘lean’ become frustrated when, initially, the business seems more chaotic than before. The key is to create operational stability and organizational discipline – and to be patient.

Quest for Metallic Control

Though most painters don’t like to admit it, they struggle with metallics. But if we slow down a little and anticipate problems before they arise, those redos will be few and
far between.

Busy But Broke

Repairing cars is only a part of what we do. Ultimately, we run a collision repair buisness – which means we need to make a profit on the cars wedo fix.

Are You Throwing Away Money?

Every day, shops across the country donate their labor and product free of charge. Are you one of them? If you’re relying on a computer and the P-pages to do all your thinking for you, you’re losing revenue – and lots of it.

Re-Inventing Collision Repair

DCR Systems is using standard operating procedures to drive consistency, quality and continuous improvement.

Know Who You Are to Maximize Profits

Pretty much in every aspect of our economy today, you can find examples of high-volume production services mixed with lower-volume custom services to meet the varying needs of end-users and consumers across the country. When it comes to consumable goods, Wal-Mart sets the standard for high-volume, mass consumerism. Yet, their mega-store, hyper-mart approach is offset

Installing Infiniti Crush Horn Kits

Every day, body shops make critical decisions to either repair, replace or section structural components. Often those decisions depend primarily on industry trends or previous experience. But will that experience be helpful for late-model vehicles with special repair requirements? With all of the new vehicles being developed yearly, many using exotic metals and composite materials,