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  • slicing my pie

    Posted by tomkloss on April 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Looking over my operations pie I wonder what slice equipment, tools & training should be. With only so much to go around balance is important. Any thoughts?

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  • Tom Ham

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    July 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Tom Huxoll wrote:

    > Looking over my operations pie I wonder what slice equipment, tools & training should be. With only so much to go around balance is important. Any thoughts?

    My observations…

    Equipment and tools: Many shops over equip/tool their shops (walk

    around most shops and do the dust test on the equipment). However,

    most shops also under equip their offices, service write-up, and

    customer areas. Many shops would get far bigger bang for their buck by

    dropping $10K up front instead of in the shop.

    Training: It’s fairly well known that most techs do not get sufficient

    training, although thorough use of internet resources in the shop can

    take up much of the slack. However, in many shops the owners are often

    over trained in the management area. They get stuck in the cycle of

    train, plan to implement, fail to implement, then train some more. And

    they wonder why things don’t change very much.

    How much to spend exactly on all of this varies greatly depending on a

    shop’s situation. The big thing is to set a specific budget and stay

    within it as the year goes by.

  • Site Administrator

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    July 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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