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Start Up Procedures

Key to Better Shop Efficiency? Start Up Procedures

Just. Start. Already. How you do that can make a gigantic difference to your overall shop efficiency. What do you emphasize in your company? When I travel and go to shops, one of the things I love to observe is how the entire company starts…
Stop Using Band-Aids To Cover Up Problems

Stop Using Band-Aids to Cover Up Problems

Band-Aid Definition: an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center used to cover minor wounds. a makeshift or temporary solution. Noun: band-aid; plural noun: band-aids "a band-aid solution to a much deeper problem" We're…
Better Before Cheaper

Better Before Cheaper

Here's a mindset that I would like you to strongly consider, "Better Before Cheaper". You may have heard similar phrases like this before. "Buy nice or buy twice." "You get what you pay for." You get the drill. But how does this…
How to Build a Culture of Responsibility - Marshall Atkinson

How to Build a Culture of Responsibility

I hate to break it to you, but if you are frustrated by the lack of responsible employees in your company, that culture is one-hundred percent your fault. Not your employees! Here's what I mean. Read these examples and tell me if they…
Shop Management Leadership Basics

All Eyes Are On You - Shop Management Leadership Basics

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  Probably most people think that being hired or promoted as a manager in a shop means that you are in charge of a series of tasks or outcomes, or even an entire “department”; but in truth the cold, honest fact is that your main…
Shop Management Leadership Basics

Shop Owners – Train Your Staff So That They Are Decision Makers

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A frequent discussion I have with my consulting clients is that they spend an inordinate amount of time solving seemingly minor problems in their shop.  You know the drill, there’s a problem on press…they come to you.  An order didn’t…