As everybody is adjusting to the new normal and becoming more efficient in the collision industry's changing environment, personnel expenses need to be reduced. Eliminating positions in a business is never an easy process, even when it's necessary to remain profitable.
The implementation of lean, which promotes efficiency and continual improvement, has already reduced administrative positions throughout our…
Added by John Shoemaker on June 30, 2011 at 8:05am —
The Repair Standards Advisory Committee, formed by the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) to address the desire for standards in the collision repair industry, has begun work on the business case for an independent repair standards organization: http://bit.ly/kWCsYw
Added by Bruce Adams on June 27, 2011 at 2:07pm —
Thanks to Kristen, Liz and Forrest for the live coverage of the SKILLS USA Auto Collision and Refinishing Championships this year in Kansas City!!! You guys were great!
Added by Danny Pohl on June 25, 2011 at 2:13pm —
Make sure you have the right coverage for your shop by attending our free webcast, “Plan to survive a disaster” on June 30. It is presented by ABRN, Motor Age and Zurich. http://bit.ly/jC82Yr
Added by Bruce Adams on June 24, 2011 at 2:10pm —
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has published the Farmers Insurance direct repair program contract “in the best interest of the industry.” http://bit.ly/k0iN0n
Added by Bruce Adams on June 22, 2011 at 4:07pm —
Boyd Group Income Fund agreed to acquire Cars Collision Center of Colorado LLC and Cars Collision Center LLC, which own a total of 28 collision repair centers in Illinois, Indiana and Colorado, for $21 million. http://bit.ly/myTMBR
Added by Bruce Adams on June 21, 2011 at 4:26pm —
The June issue of ABRN How2, an electronic publication featuring how-to videos, blogs, magazine articles and other helpful information, is available online: http://bit.ly/k0UCxK
Added by Bruce Adams on June 20, 2011 at 1:35pm —
How many financial stumbling blocks do you have in your business? If your like most, a fair amount, the good news is, you can turn those stumbling blocks into stepping stones. I can't stress how important is to have your financial house in order, and one of the big mistakes small business makes is viewing their business as their own personal bank. If you are serious about building a business that is a true… Continue
Added by Bill Park on June 19, 2011 at 6:29pm —
As I look at these two pictures setting on my desk, I find it hard to believe that Collision Hub has become what it is in just two short years.
I often wonder what Dad’s thoughts would have been on my decision to leave the insurance industry and start up a new business with nothing… Continue
Added by Kristen R. Felder on June 17, 2011 at 11:30am —
Collision Hub will offer live coverage beginning June 20th and can be seen at www.collisionhub.com
, and special playback features will be shown at www.abrn.com/SkillsUSA
, in cooperation with Automotive Body Repair News (ABRN). http://bit.ly/mJAs2P
Added by Bruce Adams on June 16, 2011 at 4:13pm —
In a recent Collision Repair Industry Insight Magazine there is an article about which insurance companies pay for what regarding P-Page reimbursement. Looks like the collision industry is gaining because in the article it states the "never pay" percentage is the lowest since they started surveying the items in 1997. Although this looks like a gain, some of the items the industry is not getting paid for is upsetting. Abnormal test fitting of parts for example, if you are required to use an… Continue
Added by John Shoemaker on June 16, 2011 at 7:17am —
This article illustrates the changes made by one collision shop to reduce the number of delays and last-minute scrambling related to parts. http://bit.ly/kmNXig
Added by Bruce Adams on June 15, 2011 at 3:23pm —
It’s time for you to show us how good your shop is, as ABRN launches its 2011 Top Shops contest. The contest is open through Aug. 19, 2011, and there’s no time like now to get started on your entry. http://bit.ly/jy3qus
Added by Bruce Adams on June 14, 2011 at 3:54pm —
On any given Sunday turn on NASCAR and you'll hear some of the greatest drivers in the world talking about how great their car and their team was today... win....lose or no show.
Winning race teams know that if you build the right car with the right supporting team then the race will run itself, no over correction needed.
However, in business and in management I see too many individuals and corporations trying to over-steer the teams they have created. Unfortunatly, when… Continue
Added by Kristen R. Felder on June 8, 2011 at 4:43pm —