The entire virtual Repairer Driven Education series is live, delivering nearly 24 hours of content replayable by subscribers through Aug. 31, 2021.
SCRS has released the final four online classes, featuring instructors from Hunter Engineering, Sherwin-Williams, 3M and Auto Damage Experts discussing quality control, materials, shop priorities and calibrations.
They join 13 other regular Repairer Driven Education sessions and the OEM Collision Repair Technology summit.
Courses generally cost $75. One class is free, and the OEM Summit charges $150 admission. A full-series pass good for all 17 regular classes and the OEM Summit is available for $375.
As noted above, you can replay the classes as much as you want or watch them at your leisure through Aug. 31, 2021. However, each session completed (up to 90 percent or more) before 5 p.m. ET Friday will grant the registrant another raffle ticket for SCRS and Reliable Automotive Equipment’s giveaway of more than $19,500 in collision equipment.
Here’s a list of the final batch of classes made available and excerpts from their course descriptions. We also added links to associated Repairer Driven News coverage when available.
“Why Ignoring QUALITY CONTROL Will Cost You Profits and Sales,” featuring Lee Rush, Sherwin Williams.
“In-process quality assurance processes improve on-time deliveries, production flow, and cycle times by reducing and eliminating internal redo’s and come-backs thereby simultaneously driving internal costs down and profits up.”
“Material Planning: How to use the Best Materials AND Increase your Profit,” featuring Jason Scharton, 3M
“Trying to recover material costs solely via the standard paint material rate calculation is becoming harder and harder; and collision repair centers around the country – like you – are complaining that they ‘can’t make money on materials!’ However, although there seems to be no end to the number of material suppliers that want to offer you big savings, changing to less expensive products rarely improves the situation with paint & material profitability.”
“Order of Importance: Car, Client and then the Shop…and Why,” featuring David Smith, Auto Damage Experts.
“Outlining the hierarchy of what and who must always come first helps to simplify difficult decisions that must be made on a daily basis.
“The Real Deal: Performing Calibrations the OEM Way,” featuring John Shewbridge, Hunter.
“This session will also give insight into what happens if OE suggestions and guidelines are not followed for some of the higher end and more complicated cars.”
Featured image: Auto Damage Experts operations President David Smith presents “Order of Importance: Car, Client and then the Shop…and Why,” one of the courses in the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ 2020 virtual Repairer Driven Education series. (Screenshot from Society of Collision Repair Specialists video)