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The Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Newport News and Hampton), Va., area will be the site of the next Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes A-Plus Network University EcoLean Suite of Training Course Offerings.
The Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Newport News and Hampton), Va., area will be the site of the next Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes A-Plus Network University EcoLean Suite of Training Course Offerings:
"Improving Workshop Efficiency" March 28, 2012
"Achieving Service Excellence" March 29, 2012
Both programs will be at the Springhill Suites hotel in Hampton, Va.
"Improving Workshop Efficiency" is for collision shop owners and managers who are interested in leveraging the power of lean production as well as business solutions that reduce environmental waste.
The program is an industry first, according to Sherwin-Williams, combining two important forces in today’s collision repair market: lean production and green business solutions. "Improving Workshop Efficiency" teaches collision repair shops to take advantage of these two important disciplines through a sustainable program to drive profitability through the reduction of waste, Sherwin-Williams says.
The "Achieving Service Excellence" program is designed for shop owners, production managers, customer service representatives and estimators to provide them with the skills, knowledge and tools necessary to improve their collision center’s quality, production and output by focusing on the right types of customer service.
"Now is the right time for collision repair facilities to redesign their business model and utilize the powerful principals of lean production," says Troy Neuerburg, manager of Marketing Business Services at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. "Lean collision repair shops and those that utilize the right methods of customer service are able to reduce internal costs and raise their level of CSI and output quality while gaining a competitive advantage in their respective markets."
The "Improving Workshop Efficiency" course will discuss the following topics:
The origins of lean production
How to run the workshop more efficiently and effectively
Raising the output quality while lowering operating costs
Capturing increased market share through continuous improvement
Maximizing production and profit opportunities
Developing systems and processes to assure greater customer loyalty
The "Achieving Service Excellence" course will discuss the following topics:
How to become more profitable with a customer-focused strategy
How to establish a proven method for providing each customer with value
How to build a strong brand based on customer service excellence
How to improve efficiency and effectiveness of your customer service staff
Identifying service excellence professionals in and out of your organization
Explaining driving factors behind the experiential service economy
To register online for the upcoming Hampton Roads A-Plus University EcoLean "Improving Workshop Efficiency" and/or "Achieving Service Excellence" program, go to the Sherwin-Williams events page.