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"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."
- Benjamin Franklin

The efficiency by which a shop conducts each repair process step is the key to profitability. The number of process steps, the organization of the steps, the standardization of steps, and the interrelationships between steps all play a part in how efficient the overall body shop machine operates.

We are proud to offer the following Consulting Services in this area:

Estimating Process Review
This consulting engagement is designed to review and refine the Estimators’ skills relative to collision repair estimating. The shop will learn how to optimize profitability per repair order, while complying with insurer DRP requirements.

Facility Planning
AkzoNobel’s Facility Planning department can assist you in planning a new facility or expanding or reorganizing your existing shop. This service effectively addresses production layout and work flow, production stall allocation, site planning, along with many more facets of facility design.

On-site Facility Planning
On-site consultation is a more in-depth, involved version of our standard Facility Planning service. Generally reserved for large scale projects of new builds, an AkzoNobel specialist will work with you and your architect and general contractor to assist in making your new repair center the best design it can be.

Equipment Consulting
AkzoNobel’s Facility Planning department can assist you in the selection, purchase and placement of equipment that best suit your needs. This service addresses equipment needs both current and future, equipment placement, utilities placement, production stall allocation, OSHA and EPA requirements, and
much more.

Improving Production Processes
This consulting engagement is designed to assist Owners, Estimators, Managers in refining the skills necessary to schedule work efficiently, properly manage parts, manage the flow of work through the shop, reduce the time it takes to repair a vehicle, increase volume and increase overall customer and insurer satisfaction.

Looking for more? Check out our Educational Services.

 
 
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