“What is the difference between managing Reconditioning time and Time-to-Line? The active involvement of the GM.  If you are still trying to hold people accountable for the reconditioning cycle instead of TTL then I have some great news. Recon is of course a vital part of...

While on a recent conference call with a dealer group president, he asked the following question: "What is the single most important factor in successfully managing time-to-market (TTM) in a dealership?" My answer was, "The commitment and active involvement of the general manager". At the...

Workflow automation is an area of process improvement in which businesses benefit from high efficiency, better time management and a higher level of performance all around. Automation eliminates errors in routing, completion and delivery.  And, it creates an environment where the processes can be completed...

Quick Quiz: Who is really responsible for time to market? Used car manager F&I Manager Fixed Operations manager All of the above   If 1,2 and 3 are not being measured as a start-to-finish workflow process, Time to Market performance cannot realistically be measured and managed. This...

One of the most challenging and long-standing barriers to a smooth running recon process is the fact that the used car manager never has enough time to stay on top of recon — in spite of the fact that the UCM is typically the largest...