04/12/2021 by I-CARI-CAR’s Year In Review – 2020, a streamlined, digital format for highlighting I-CAR’s many accomplishments and milestones during an extraordinary year. While COVID-19 brought significant challenges to the industry in 2020, I-CAR realized some noteworthy gains (growth in Gold Class® and Sustaining Partner programs, in particular!); the momentum of which continues into 2021.
03/26/2021 by Carolyn Gray of DRIVE MarketingHow do collision shops stay relevant when the 'New Norm' means less people driving which equates to people not getting into as many accidents? Shop owner and DRIVEclient, Kristi Wright of Wright Way Collision Repair of Albany, Indiana shares the actions she has taken to keep her business successful and growing during this uncertain time.
03/11/2021 by Bud Center, I-CAR Director, Technical Products and Curriculum
As a production manager, you need to have complete “shop awareness” much like a professional basketball player possesses “court awareness,” knowing where the ball and other players are and how much time is left on the clock to complete the play. That doesn’t mean you have to be on the shop floor every minute monitoring workflow in order to hit Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets. Conducting shop walks as needed, and at least a few times a day, and communicating with your team during those walks, will keep your “shop awareness” high.