The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will be
co-hosting a full-day class called, "Improving Workshop Efficiency: Lean
Production Applied to Collision Repair," with the Florida Auto Collision
Alliance (FACA) on May 19 at the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort in
The class will focus on working toward ongoing continuous
improvement while implementing production practices that emphasize the
elimination of wasteful processes, with the ultimate goal of improving customer
satisfaction and increasing shop profitability. Key discussion points for the
The origins of lean
Running a shop more efficiently and effectively
Raising output quality while lowering operating costs
Capturing market share through continuous improvement
Maximizing production and profit opportunities
Developing systems and processes to assure greater
The class will be taught by Steve Feltovich, manager of
business consulting services for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp.
"Business improvement in our uncertain economy
requires a different focus and approach," Feltovich said. "Now is the
right time to redesign your business model by utilizing the powerful principles
of lean production. Lean collision repair shops are able to reduce internal
costs and raise their level of output quality while gaining a competitive
advantage in their markets."
SCRS and FACA are being supported by sponsorships from
1-800-Radiator & A/C, The Hertz Corporation, and Summit Software and Mobile
Solutions, who collectively will provide lunch and break refreshments for the
The discounted price for SCRS and FACA members is $225;
non-members pay $295. In addition, FACA will be holding a reception on the
evening of May 19 and its first-ever statewide meeting and expo May 19-20.
Discounted room rates are available until April 18.