While there, the workshop group will have the privilege of touring the Golden West Collision Center, a state-of-the-art facility which has completely implemented lean production principles.
Exclusively designed to educate attendees about maximizing profitability by improving productivity and eliminating waste throughout their facilities, the EcoLean Level 2 workshop is an extensive two-day course. It further implements the Sherwin-Williams message by educating shop owners on the connection between environmentally sound business decisions and the reduction of process and environmental waste.
“Attendees will see immediate results by learning to schedule efficiently, implement damage analysis, blueprinting, and a predictable parts process," said Greg Eisenhardt, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes manager of sales excellence. "This is all communicated in our EcoLean Level 2 workshop providing collision shop owners and managers with the tools to immediately help align their Purpose, People, and Process on the production floor." Eisenhardt noted that EcoLean courses have been built by some of the best consultants in the industry, and provide collision repair professionals the opportunity to relax in the company of their own peers while learning from one another over the two day period. The EcoLean Level 2 workshop curriculum includes:
-Repair Planning for Rapid Throughput – understanding the importance of a comprehensive repair plan
-Damage Analysis/Blueprinting – specific steps to drive down errors and redundancies found in a traditional repair estimate
-Parts Correctness – methods on how to decrease missing, incorrect, and damaged parts within traditional production activities
All class materials, lunch on both days and a group dinner is included in the workshop fee. Breakfast vouchers are included with hotel room reservation. Hotel and transportation costs are the responsibility of each attendee.
To register for the EcoLean Level 2 workshop online, visit www.sherwin-automotive.com/ecolean2.