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Managing the Repair and Maintenance Businesses

How do you measure labor efficiency?

Since I got into the management training business in the early 1990s, I have been involved with a large number of management and supervision personnel in the capital goods industries.

Along with the current difficulty of finding and retaining technical personnel, there is another area of difficulty. There is a lack […]

By | June 15th, 2014|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

Maintaining Capital Equipment – It Is Past Time To Do It Right

This isn’t just dropping fluids and changing filters, but nor does this mean wasting journeyman skills and cost for the job of pure maintenance.

When we are young, we think we are bulletproof. Nothing will hurt us, we believe, and as a result we (at least the males of the species) are not too responsible when […]

By | September 15th, 2011|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

Welcome to a New Year. How About a New Outlook?

Have you had enough of negativity yet?

I for one am happy we are done with 2010 and into 2011. Call it fatigue if you want, but I am really looking forward to this new year. There is a new day at hand. Last month I made the suggestion that we should aim to make our […]

By | January 15th, 2011|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , |

Talk About An Interesting Year

We’ve been through a lot and we’re still standing. Now let’s improve our customers’ lives.

There is an old Chinese maxim that says, “May you live in interesting times.” That should qualify as being careful what you ask for in life because you might just get it.

We’ve had quite an interesting year, haven’t we?

We’ve had political […]

By | December 15th, 2010|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

A Silver Lining Right Under Your Roof

After decades of a throw-away mentality, didn’t you expect this to happen sooner or later?

Parts and service departments are expected to see a revenue gain of 3 percent in 2009 over 2008, this on top of a gain of 1.8 percent in 2008 over 2007 according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. Sound interesting?

It has […]

By | April 15th, 2009|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , , |

Provide Additional Value To Your Customers And Win

How are we maintaining our infrastructure?

In the face of the economic challenges in front of us, we need to accept responsibility to our customers. We need to help them extract more life out of the products we sell.

In our usual American style, we have been selling new product and then moving on to the next […]

By | February 15th, 2009|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , , |

The Shifting Sands Of Time

Isn’t it about time we looked after capital equipment properly?

The old Chinese adage “may you live in interesting times” certainly applies to us today. We are coming up on a presidential election in which we have a historic choice to make; there is a shift in economic activity on the planet with much reduced activity […]

By | October 15th, 2008|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , , |

Next Year Is A Year We Have Been Waiting For

It is time for Parts and Service to shine.

We are hearing all kinds of comments regarding the slowdown in the American economy. The GDP will grow at a rate of some 2% to 4%. That is significantly slower than the past three years. Imagine complaining about an economy growing at that rate. Caterpillar and Ingersoll […]

By | December 15th, 2006|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

What About We Have A Do-Over?

Imagine that…we had a good year…what can we do for an encore?

With 2004 now behind us, and it was a much better year, it is clear that we must turn up the heat. It is time to commit ourselves to some good work this year. This year I am into making lists. This isn’t a […]

By | January 15th, 2005|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |

Preventative, Scheduled-Interval Service Is The Key To Reducing Operating Costs

Despite the technician shortage, dealers must get serious about maintenance so they can get in on one huge market opportunity.

Owners and operators of compact equipment, light industrial equipment, general equipment, and heavy construction equipment are becoming more and more sophisticated in managing their fleets. I hesitate to use the word sophisticated; however, in this instance […]

By | July 15th, 1999|Categories: Articles and News|Tags: , , |