Modernize Reconditioning With Lean Manufacturing Processes
1 - By definition, time-to-market is the sum of time a car is owned by a dealership but not yet reconditioned and available for customer viewing.
2 -Lean manufacturing, the foundational principle for workflow improvement, describes a discipline that seeks to remove waste from processes. Workflow practices seek to smooth out reconditioning disruptions, bottlenecks, and communications snags and delays.
3 - The goal is to help fixed operations and dealership employees deliver a more efficient, frictionless — and profitable — reconditioning service to their dealership's Used Car Department.
Traditional Processes Don't work
Until 2011, the spreadsheet or a shared Google document were the only viable workflow tools for managing reconditioning. Then, the idea of using real-time workflow technology, a proven production tool popularized by Toyota, brought exciting new advantages to vehicle reconditioning.
Spreadsheets, whiteboards and google docs are static tools in an increasingly dynamic environment. They are, therefore, no longer the right tool for measuring and managing todays reconditioning.
A technology- based workflow tool that provides All departments and All employees — simultaneously — with key reconditioning status information eliminates the imbalance in information about vehicles in reconditioning and eliminates finger-pointing.
One of the biggest problems with any static production tool?
It's difficult to share amongst employees and departments.
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