Southfield, Michigan — October 7, 2015 — Managing a repair shop is a demanding business. At this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, BASF is offering seminars that the company says will help shop owners better manage their business. SEMA takes place from November 3 to 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The seminars are part of the Repairer Driven Education series hosted by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and will include sessions on scheduling, number analysis and an exchange with successful repair shop owners who have seen strong growth.
“We want to provide value to the collision repair industry and that starts with education,” said Jeff Wildman, BASF Manager, OEM and Industry Relations. “Through these seminars, BASF is providing insights and encouraging discussion that can help our customers be more successful.”
BASF will present the following sessions:
· Scheduling and Work in Progress (Session RDE2) – Tuesday November 3, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – BASF’s Tom Hoerner will discuss Work in Process (WIP) and how to analyze scheduling. The session will dig into the impact that scheduling and workflow have on cycle time and productivity. Attendees will leave with procedural takeaways that will allow them to implement changes to improve shop performance.
· Understanding Numbers and What They Tell You About Your Growth Opportunities (Session RDE9) – Tuesday November 3, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – John Niechwiadowicz from QLC, Inc. in partnership with BASF, will discuss the importance of thoroughly understanding your numbers before investing in equipment, tools, programs or locations. Collision Repair businesses will learn how to achieve better return on investment in their market, leading to better profitability.
· Our Journey to Become a “Successful” Collision Center (session RDE16) – Wednesday November 4, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – BASF’s Craig Seelinger will moderate a discussion with representatives from several successful collision centers that have experienced strong growth over the past several years. The owners/managers of these collision centers will discuss what was involved, the steps they took, and tools and resources they used to ensure their ongoing success to grow their businesses.
In addition to the seminars, BASF will unveil redesigned vehicles, host autograph sessions and present the latest in car color technology, tools and services at its two display booths (#21437 and #16026) during the SEMA Show.