Anthony Maciel

Shop Foreman
Hello everybody!

Throwing this out there.Β 

Are there any classes, online courses, or any type of resources available for auto techs to improve their time management skills?

When I was a tech I developed my own techniques to improve my efficiency and quickly move through a large stack of ROs but is there anything formal out there?

I want to train my techs to be more effective with their time on a day to day basis.

Β Thank you for your help!Β 
And if none of that works, there’s always this β€œold school” method πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Communication between the techs seems to work best in my shop. Some seem to figure out the most efficient way to complete the repair after a few go-rounds. Then sharing the new technique with the gang. Iron sharpens iron. I'm pretty thankful all my guys work well together.

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Are there any shop effiecienies that your not currently doing ?
Parts could be delivering parts to the techs bays.Β 
Porters/Valets could bring in cars for techs to work on
Have a dedicated person (s) to keep the shop clean, etc.
If those 3 things above could save each tech 1 hour a day how much would that improve things?
Technicians and Advisors generate more Gross Profit then any other position in a dealership so why not give them as much support as possible.Β 
Hello everyone!

My name is Anthony Maciel. After high school, I decided to pursue a career as an automotive service technician. Having spent over ten years working as a technician, receiving master certification from ASE and FCA, I decided I wanted more. I enrolled in a business management degree program and turned my attention to transitioning out of the shop. After catching my service manager's eye, he asked me if I wanted to become his right-hand man when he took over the service department at Scott Robinson CDJR. Since then, I have been learning what it means to manage a department. Having an analytical mind, I enjoy developing new processes, brainstorming solutions to problems, finding ways to increase productivity, and finding or creating the data I need. I am always looking to learn and expand my knowledge. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. I look forward to participating in the community!
The backbone of the business are all the "right hand" men and women that help get it done!!
Welcome to the Fixed Ops Mastermind Anthony.
Since we're both in SoCal let me know if I can ever be of assistance.
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