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Understanding the Cycle Time Process
GE001L01

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Pricing
Gold Class: $125.00
Platinum: $125.00
Standard: $150.00

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Refinish Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Learning Objectives

  • Determine how to measure cycle time
  • Identify waste in the collision repair process
  • Overview of repair process tasks that can affect cycle time
  • Identify programs that can be used to reduce cycle time issues
  • List ideas for cycle time improvement for each department

Module 1 – Cycle Time Overview
The first module explains what cycle time is and how reducing it can benefit the collision repair facility. It discusses the basics of measuring cycle time, identifies the waste that hurts cycle time, and lists lean processes and SOPs that can be used to reduce cycle time.

Module 2 – Cycle Time Management Before Repairs
The second module explains how proper upfront damage analysis (i.e. blueprinting) can be used to reduce problems that commonly occur toward the back end of the repair process. This module also looks at how to ensure the proper parts are ordered and received, as well as how to manage the repair stream.

Module 2 – Cycle Time During Repairs
The final module examines cycle time issues that commonly occur in different departments of the repair facility, including non-structural, structural, and refinishing repair areas.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.