If you thought spraybooths and drying equipment were just for cars, think again. Some of our most trusted names in booth and drying design, manufacture and installation take us on a whistlestop tour of some of their most memorable jobs, and reveal that bodyshops can challenge them with some tricky requests.
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Some traditionalists have not been able to justify the expense or see the benefit of Lean, but those who have are amazed at its simplicity. Comments such as, ?If I cut back on services and employees, aren?t I implementing savings on my own?? or, ?If it weren?t for the depressed economy, we would be OK? are no longer heard after implementing Lean. James Murray (right), Repair Process Manager at True2Form in Durham, North Carolina, reports.
If there was such a thing as a supermarket for repairers, it would probably look something like Bodyshop Solutions. The Daventry-based company prides itself on having everything a repairer needs under one roof.
Charity begins at home, and times are especially hard at the moment. With everybody cutting back to the bone, there seems little room left for altruism, but there could be more to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility than just being good for goodness? sake.
Thatcham’s seventh Triple Focus featured a range of seminars that discussed key issues within the industry, several suppliers that exhibited their latest products and hosted the finals of the bodyshop/Thatcham Craft Awards.
In an effort to create a nationwide network of branded profit centres which focuses solely on fast repairs, three bodyshop owners have created Global Repair Solutions, a concept which is beginning to see its green shoots grow.
Bodyshop asked Paul Wilson of Lean-Flow to take a holistic view on overall cycle time, an area that is measured by most of the large insurance companies.