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  1. BKFG Dealership Fixed Ops - World Class Best Practices

    BKFG Dealership Fixed Ops - World Class Best Practices

    $298.00

    Available in PDF and Hard Copy Formats

    Essays from Workshops Presented by Dealership Sales & Marketing Experts

    Focusing on What is Working for Your Fixed Operations Peers

    What's Inside this 200 Page Guide:

    Service Management Ideas… 7 Essays taken from recent Fixed Ops Expert workshops focusing on ways to improve your service and parts business with better process.

    Service Marketing Ideas… 6 Essays again from recent DealersEdge Workshops focusing on how to market your service department more efficiently and effectively.

    Parts Management Ideas… 5 Essays centered on inventory management and parts department process.

    Body Shop Management Ideas… 2 Essays on how to wring more profit from your body shop operations.

    Human Resources for Fixed Ops… 5 Essays focusing on Basic HR skills for the Fixed Ops Manager. How to Hire. How to Fire. How to motivate to higher levels of performance.

    CHAPTER 1 - Service Management Ideas

    7 Absolutely Essential Service Management Key Performance Indicator
    3 Top Game Changes for Service for Focused & Immediate Improvement
    5 Keys to Avoiding the Perils of a Factory or Ext'd Warranty Audit
    Service Menu Design & Profit Structuring… Art & Science
    5 Sure Fire Bottom Line Builders for Service Managers
    Forecasting: Your Guide for Creating Forecasts and Yield Big Results
    Effective Recall Handling- Fulfill Responsibility without Killing Profit

    CHAPTER 2 - Service Marketing Ideas

    Service Price vs. Value - Win Service Advisors First
    The Service Pricing Challenge: How to Leverage Your Competitiveness
    High Customer Expectations! How to Earn Great CSI & Retention
    Using a BDC in Service to Boost Service & Parts Profits
    Text Marketing and Customer Communications for the Service Department
    The Habits and Practices of the Exceptional Service Advisor

    CHAPTER 3 - Parts Management Ideas

    Re-Thinking the Parts Pricing Matrix to Maximize Profits
    How to Avoid Physical Parts Inventory Horror Stories
    Aging Parts Inventory…Valued Assets or Worthless Artifacts?
    The Habits & Practices of the Exceptional Parts Manager
    Advanced Parts Storage Techniques…More Storage without Costly Eqt

    CHAPTER 4 - Body Shop Management Ideas

    The Habits & Practices of the Exceptional Body Shop Manager
    Advanced Body Shop Management… Focus on Marketing & Profits

    CHAPTER 5 - Human Resources for Fixed Ops…Basic Skills

    Guiding Your Team to Success…Magic of One-on-One Coaching Skills
    Fearless Firing… Effective, Confident, Compassionate
    Labor Law Basics for Car Dealers… 4 Things You Need to Know
    Tips on How & Why to Hire Millennials
    Predicting Hiring Success for Better Auto Dealership Team

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    You can upgrade your purchase to a 1-year subscription, allowing you full NO-ADDED CHARGE access to all future Live Webinars (45+ per yr) and our online library of over 160 Recordings of past programs. For just $299 more than the price of this program, you get it all for a period of one year! That is a total of just $597 for your single-person subscription (Season Ticket) including this program. You are free to cancel at any time during the first six months and receive a refund of the additional $299 paid for this upgrade - for any reason! Learn More
  2. Rob Campbell: How to Balance the Parts Department Checkbook

    Rob Campbell: How to Balance the Parts Department Checkbook

    $59.00

    MEMBERS ONLY WORKSHOP

    Presenter: Rob Campbell
    Air Date: Thursday May 31 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Program Length: 60 minutes
    SKU DME5

    How to make the Parts DMS inventory Jive with the General Ledger!

    It's no secret that when it comes to the Parts Department, the dealership runs two sets of books.

    One set is kept and controlled by the Parts Manager and is geared toward inventory management… keeping the right parts on the shelves to satisfy the Service Department's needs and avoiding obsolescence. It's mostly about the physical parts themselves.
    The other set of books is kept and controlled by Accounting. The General Ledger is the financial blueprint for the enterprise, but in this instance it is primarily concerned with the dollar value of the parts department's assets and liabilities. It is mostly about the dollar value of the investment.

    Problem: On the surface they seldom agree.

    And sometimes, the imbalance can point to very real problems and potential losses. Therefore, like balancing your checkbook, you need to isolate the differences and reconcile regularly.

    This workshop is an in-depth look at strategies to help balance the 2 sets of books, and/or identify problems needing solutions.

    You will learn:
    Primary causes for inventory valuation disputes between Parts and Accounting
    Strategies for identifying and "balancing" reasonable and routine differences
    How the 2 sets of books can help hide serious problems and potential losses
    Solutions for inventory shortages and overages.
    How Parts & Accounting can work together to balance the 2 sets of books Learn More
  3. Don Tipton: How to Create a "Disney-Like" Customer Experience In Your Dealership Service Department

    Don Tipton: How to Create a "Disney-Like" Customer Experience In Your Dealership Service Department

    $59.00

    MEMBERS ONLY WORKSHOP

    Presenter: Don Tipton of DTC Retail Consulting
    Air Date: Thursday May 10 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Program Length: 90 minutes
    SKU EME2

    Find out what it would take to change your Service Department so that customers want to return and do business with you! Instead of "marketing" to them, create the retail atmosphere that "attracts" them and pleases them no end!

    Some retailers have already mastered the "Disney-like" approach to the customer experience. Department stores like Nordsrom have achieved nirvana…a body of customers that can't wait to visit and spend money… a lot of money!

    Visit with Don Tipton has he explores just what you need to do to help break the mold and create a Service Department where customers can't wait to visit and spend money.

    You will learn:

    How to control the customer environment
    How to create expectations and then exceed them every time
    How to control the employee environment
    How to manage employees so that they deliver that consistent customer experience Learn More
  4. Rob Campbell: Business Math and Financial Analysis for Service Managers

    Rob Campbell: Business Math and Financial Analysis for Service Managers

    $0.00

    FREE LIVE WORKSHOP

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday, March 15 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Rob Campbell - WithumSmith+Brown
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DMC3

    Basic & Advanced Financial Analysis for Dealership Service Directors & Managers – Forecasting – Net Profit Improvement

    Now more than ever dealership Service Directors and Managers must become experts in analyzing their businesses so that they can plot the proper course.

    This program is designed to feature not only the “basics of business math” in the service department, but also to assist in planning for profit improvements in the face of future market uncertainties. Make sure you have a calculator and your financial statement info handy.

    Rob will be your Guide for:

    How to outline your Service Dept financial goals to the Dealer and GM
    How to calculate the many ratios used in service: Fixed Absorption, Net-to-Gross, Cost of Sale, Semi-Fixed Expense… and many, many more.
    Learning to crunch the numbers like a pro Learn More
  5. Ed Kovalchick: 2018 Update: Habits & Practices of the Exceptional Service Manager

    Ed Kovalchick: 2018 Update: Habits & Practices of the Exceptional Service Manager

    $59.00

    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP AND RECORDING

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday, April 5 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Ed Kovalchick of Net Profit Inc.
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DMD1

    Some Exceptional Service Managers have Mastered the Art of Business Building… Here is how they consistently get it done!

    What Exceptional Service Managers do Every Day when it comes to:

    Employee Communication
    Internal Training & Coaching
    Managing team members
    Marketing & Merchandising the department
    Relationships with Other Managers
    Facility Management & Upkeep
    Building Positive Customer Relationships
    Setting & Attaining Financial Objectives
    Knowing How and When to Celebrate Success Learn More
  6. Chuck Hartle': Re-Thinking the Parts Pricing Matrix to Maximize Profits in 2017

    Chuck Hartle': Re-Thinking the Parts Pricing Matrix to Maximize Profits in 2017

    $198.00

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    Hard Copy - DVD Video
    Hard Copy - CD Soundtrack
    Hard Copy - Executive Summary Written Report

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    Mp4 Video File
    Mp3 Audio File
    Podcast
    Executive Summary PDF

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday November 9 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Chuck Hartle'
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLK2

    How to build the perfect parts pricing strategies for Customer, Wholesale and Internal sales. Explore the role of Price Escalators in search of the right balance for price, value and profits. Past workshop, updated for 2017.

    Chuck Will Guide You To:

    Parts pricing strategies for all types of sales, in-shop, over-the-counter, wholesale…
    Effective testing of new escalators and matrix pricing formulas
    A honest appraisal of your current parts pricing policies and practices
    A set of new principles to guide and reshape your parts pricing formulas to maximize competitive advantage and bottom line profits. Learn More
  7. Greg Criss: Declined Service Recommendations - Creating a Solid Follow Up Calling Process

    Greg Criss: Declined Service Recommendations - Creating a Solid Follow Up Calling Process

    $198.00

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    Hard Copy - DVD Video
    Hard Copy - CD Soundtrack
    Hard Copy - Executive Summary Written Report

    Available Immediately In Your Online Library:
    Streaming Video
    Mp4 Video File
    Mp3 Audio File
    Podcast
    Executive Summary PDF

    Did you know DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Subscribers Have Access to this Recorded Workshop AND the Entire DealersEdge Catalog?

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday October 19 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Greg Criss
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLJ3

    Instead of just recording “Service Declined” on the repair order, how about creating a multi-step phone marketing process to bring some of that high profit work back into the shop?

    You Will Learn:

    How to create a “Declined Work” opcode process
    How the call center can speak professionally with the guest about their needs
    How to build a “Declined Work” review process on the service lane
    How create “appointment urgency” in word tracks for your BDC
    How to sell “off-time” & create a better booking strategy
    How to track effectiveness of your “Declined Work” process
    How to follow-up (market) when a guest says “no” to your declined work contact
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  8. Steve Kwiatkowski: How to Create a Professional Image on the Service Drive… Become the Customer’s Trusted Advisor

    Steve Kwiatkowski: How to Create a Professional Image on the Service Drive… Become the Customer’s Trusted Advisor

    $197.00

    Sent To Your Door - Free Shipping U.S. & Canada!
    Hard Copy - DVD Video
    Hard Copy - CD Soundtrack
    Hard Copy - Executive Summary Written Report

    Available Immediately In Your Online Library:
    Streaming Video
    Mp4 Video File
    Mp3 Audio File
    Podcast
    Executive Summary PDF

    Did you know DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Subscribers Have Access to this Recorded Workshop AND the Entire DealersEdge Catalog?

    Visit https://VIP.DealersEdge.com/ for more information.

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday August 17 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Steve Kwiatkowski
    Program Length: 75 Minutes
    SKU: ELH3

    The key to securing a steady stream of service business… for NOW… but also for down the road … is to win the heart and loyalty of your current customers.

    It's not just about selling more service and making more menu presentations… It is about getting the customer to like and trust you! Researchers have found that customers make two immediate judgments about individuals and businesses…at the very first contact. Are you "Warm?"… and then are you "Competent?" Failure to get a high enough grade on either and you will fail to win repeat business.

    For most dealerships to win in the battle for service business, they need to re-think just what is happening on their service drives. Many, if not most, dealerships are allowing their service advisors to push customers and profits away… down the street and to your competitors. The good news is you can fix it!

    You will learn:

    What a professional service lane workflow (customer process) should look like
    How to identify gaps in your workflow…and what to do about it
    How to incrementally improve your process…and fatal errors to avoid
    How to educate service advisors and customers on the true value of proper maintenance…
    The single best improvement in customer retention that your advisors can make…and how to make it happen
    5 key elements need to become a Trusted Advisor to your customers
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  9. Don Tipton: How to Strap a Rocket to Your Service Department

    Don Tipton: How to Strap a Rocket to Your Service Department

    $98.00

    Online Workshop Recording

    Did you know DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Subscribers Have Access to this Recorded Workshop AND the Entire DealersEdge Catalog? This Includes Hundreds of Workshop Recordings, PDF White Paper Executive Reports, Books, Podcasts and Audio Let's not forget the 40+ Live workshops each year!

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Don Tipton
    Program Length: 30 Minutes
    SKU: DKJA

    Don Tipton says that the average 12-technician service department can add over $600K in Gross Profit by effectively addressing 10 service operation pain points.

    Is it possible you are leaving this much money on the table in service?

    Visit with Donas he discusses his 10 Keys to an additional $600K.

    You will learn real world ways to:

    Increase the technician's available hours
    Improve production by identifying and reducing "lost time"
    Get control of Work in Process and Unapplied Labor
    Staff the Service Lane efficiently to maximize profit
    Attract and keep more service customers
    Raise the value per repair order Learn More
  10. CHH1 Ed Kovalchick: The Habits & Practices of the Exceptional Service Manager

    CHH1 Ed Kovalchick: The Habits & Practices of the Exceptional Service Manager

    $97.00

    (CD Audio Recording of Online Workshop)
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2013
    Presenter: Ed Kovalchick. Speaker info - http://www.dealersedge.com/Kovalchick
    Program Length: 80 minutes

    Some Service Managers are Business Builders…Others treat business like it is something that just happens! Learn what makes some Service Mangers truly Exceptional!

    The days when service could get by just waiting for customers to appear on the service drive are quickly coming to an end. Vast improvements in vehicle quality coupled with the lengthening of mfg. service intervals means you expect fewer cars in your service drive.

    The best service managers are planning now to re-invent their businesses to adjust to the new reality in service. This workshop is focused on what makes these service managers stand out in the crowd.

    Ed Kovalchick has traveled the country (and beyond) and has met a lot of truly exceptional service managers…join us for this workshop and hear Ed's take on what makes the best, the truly exceptional!

    What Exceptional Service Managers do Every Day when it comes to:

    Employee Communication
    Internal Training and Coaching
    Managing People
    Marketing and Merchandising his/her department
    Relationships with other dealership departments
    Facility Management
    Building Positive Customer Relationships
    Setting and then Attaining Financial Objectives
    Knowing How and When to Celebrate!

    SUBSCRIPTION OPTION:
    Upgrade your Workshop purchase to include a 1-year subscription to include a mailed CD Soundtrack all Fixed Operations Workshops in the next 12 months (15+ Workshop CDs). For just $200 more than what you pay for this single Workshop… you will receive a copy of each new Fixed Operations Workshop as they become available… typically one or more per month. That is a total of just $297 for your Fixed Ops Soundtrack CD Subscription. Total retail value of all Soundtracks to be mailed is over $1500. And you are free to cancel at any time during the first 6 months and receive a refund of the additional $200 paid for this order upgrade… Cancel for any reason! Learn More

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