It’s the start of a new year, I hope you’ve had a great break and are coming back refreshed with new ideas to drive your business forward.
Just come across this interesting article in Automotive News; thought you’d like.
The bottom line is that, an ex- Marine, trained in Workflow/Lean Process Management, has significantly reduced turnaround times for used car preparation in a car dealership.
The results are -quicker to forecourt = quicker to sales = quicker cash turn = greater margin.
This story demonstrates that you don’t have to re-invent your business to stay competitive, just focus on the basics and do it well.
Could you apply this technique in your business?
Enjoy the read:
Article link – http://www.autonews.com/article/20151221/RETAIL04/312219980/army-veterans-discipline-cuts-used-car-recon-time-in-half
About Michael Carr
Specialising in Strategy, Systems and Organisational Design
I've had a varied and rewarding career and been fortunate to work for some superb companies such as Courtaulds, Unipart International, Akzo Nobel and more recently Jaguar Landrover, all luminaries of a solid, disciplined and a conservative, though never lacking in innovation, approach to business management and development.
Augmenting my career with studying for my MBA at Warwick in the early 90's has given me a balanced and I believe rich resource set to draw upon in my Consultancy Practice.
My Clients have been good to me, tolerating my idiosyncrasies, giving me enough rope to go along the journey that I was taking them and hopefully in return I've been able to repay them by raising the bar and their business performance, giving them the results and achievements they were looking for.
I really enjoy my work and love the challenge - isn't that what it's all about?
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