The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) has announced the return of Collision Advice’s Mike Anderson to NORTHEAST 2017. Anderson, who spends the year traveling coast-to coast educating collision repairers, will present two seminars over the weekend for the second consecutive year.
Anderson will debut the brand-new seminar, “100% Disassembly Best Practices,” sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 and also will bring back his ever-changing “Who Pays for What?” survey results seminar (also sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17.
“It’s really a feather in our cap to be able to have Mike Anderson debut a presentation at the NORTHEAST show,” said AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “The fact that he has chosen our show to do it truly humbles us. We are extremely honored.”
“100% Disassembly Best Practices” will explain why implementing a 100 percent disassembly process is critical to the success of your collision repair center. Not only can it help you improve your cycle time by ensuring all the parts are discovered and ordered up front, but it also can minimize your supplement ratio, which can affect your shop’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as profitability.
Complete vehicle disassembly also supports and complements the parts mirror matching process since all parts are off the vehicle, stored in one common location and available to compare with the new parts. On top of all that, it also can decrease the stress caused by last minute parts orders for estimators, technicians and parts personnel. So why do so many shops have trouble getting their estimators and technicians to buy-in and perform 100 percent disassembly? This class will explore the importance of creating a culture of doing things with people, not to them, and how to gain their support for the common goal of 100 percent disassembly.
The “Who Pays for What?” survey results seminar explores the truth of who pays for what, based on quarterly surveys conducted by Anderson and the CRASH Network, and will give attendees insight into how the project – which currently boasts more than 1,000 shop participants – helps identify where shops are succeeding in receiving proper payment for the work they perform.
Pre-registration is required for these sessions, with limited seating. To register for the “100% Disassembly Best Practices” and “Who Pays For What?” survey results seminar, visit aaspnjnortheast.com/seminars-demos.shtml.
The 2017 NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show will be held March 17-19 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Registration is currently open at aaspnjnortheast.com.