lean Archives - BodyShop Business
Does Process Improvement Really Work in the Auto Body Shop?

The question is not, “Do process improvement methodologies work in collision repair facilities?”
It’s, “Why don’t they work more often?”

VIDEO: Implementing Lean in Your Body Shop, Part 2

When creating a kaizen business, start with the values.

VIDEO: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

How to create and maintain a culture of continuous improvement.

A Fresh Look at Lean Manufacturing

Where are collision repair facilities in their never-ending journey to lean manufacturing?

What a Body Shop Can Learn from a Pizza Shop

A recent experience I had at a pizza shop convinced me that their employee teamwork system could work at a body shop.

Body Shop Culture: Building an Environment Where People Do the Right Thing (Without Being Asked)

I like to look at culture as the foundation your company will stand on. Without a solid foundation, we know what happens over time.

Collision Prescription Now Offers Consulting Services Nationwide

Collision Prescription, a company owned by Rich Gehris that provides consulting, process implementation and software solutions to the collision repair industry, has announced it is now providing services to clients from coast to coast.

PPG MVP Business Solutions Unveils Q1 2018 Class Schedule

The classes are offered at various locations across the United States and Canada, and present innovative and effective business solutions for owners and managers of collision centers using PPG products.

Editor’s Notes: 24 Months

You only have 24 months to ditch your old business model. This is the sobering message Steve Feltovich opened up with at the Sherwin-Williams EcoLean Workshop held June 28-29 in Charlotte.

Sherwin-Williams Hosts EcoLean Workshop in Cleveland

Fifty body shop owners and managers learned about the Toyota Production System (TPS) as a total management philosophy.

Sherwin-Williams Announces Spring EcoLean Training in Phoenix

Workshop will be held March 3-4, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the Phoenix Airport Marriott and Swift Transportation.

Consultant Talks Lean at Auto Body Association of Connecticut Meeting

Ron Perretta says everyone in the industry has either gone through or read something about lean, but that it hasn’t translated into improved performance.