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Management seminars
TopScan - Diagnose the bodyshop

TopScan is a quick analysis that reveals potential for improvements and thereby provides essential information on evaluating the performance of your bodyshop. The analysis is completed within a day and is focused mainly on the key performance areas :

     - The painting equipment and methods
     - The production capacities and their use
     - The training requirements

With TopScan, you can identify potential areas for improvement and draw up action plans.


A complete diagnosis of the bodyshop

The Check-up module allows you to perform a complete bodyshop diagnosis: equipment, use of production tools, repair analysis, paint product consumption and working methods, solvent emission calculation, productivity and profit margins.

The results obtained will be compared with R-M standards and the market average : tailor-made recommendations aimed at improving the current situation will then be provided.

With Check-up, you have access to key information that will in turn allow you to make strategic informed decisions on investments and training.


    For your bodyshop to be profitable, you also need a strategic organization 

    As an integrated module within Programs For Success, Design is a tailor-made service dedicated to establishing your complete bodyshop. Whenever you contemplate a new build, to expand your existing bodyshop, transform or reorganized it, R-M is there with you during the project, offering you unparallelled organization of onsite flows, as well as control of future production costs.

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    WITH R-M ?

    The R-M team’s consultants are experienced and receive regular training; they know everything about our trade, life in a bodyshop, its restrictions and necessities.
    In the midst of your project, perhaps you may simply not have the time or the experience required to develop the perfect site.

    The R-M consultant’s mission is to help you steer your project in order to define the best workflow, limit unnecessary staffing, choose and position the equipment in strategic locations and optimize the workshop’s production.
    The R-M consultant is a trustworthy person who will work alongside you to gather the data that is essential to preparing a case with at least two proposals.


    Design hinges around a ten stage plan.
    1 Analysis of your needs.
    2 Calculation of type of repairs and capacity.
    3 Study of the human dimension of the bodyshop
      (number of technicians, managers, administrative and commercial staff etc).
    4 Study of the physical dimensions (number of work areas, office space, site surface area etc).
    5 Study of the dimensions of the main production tools and equipment
      (number and type of spray booths)
    6 Organization of the bodyshop with submission of 2D plans.
    7 3D visual submission with optional film production.
    8 Submission of a full equipment list*.
    9 Costing for the whole project.
    10 Financial appraisal.

    The details of the Design proposal depend on your request.
    There are 3 versions:
    - From the analysis of your needs up to the 2D plans ( 1 to 6 ).
    - From the analysis of your needs up to the 3D plans ( 1 to 7 ).
    - From the analysis of your needs up to the financial appraisal. ( 1 to 10 ).
    * Optional for all 3 versions.


    Improving operational performance


    Management Seminar Module 1 is based on bodyshop operation theory including bodyshop/paintshop area optimisation, basic indicators, break even analysis, charge out rates and debt management.

    In addition to the management of basis indicators, module 1 looks at staff motivation as well as the roles of the receptionists, the technicians and the bodyshop manager.


    Delegates should have a full understanding of the entire running of the bodyshop from the efficient use of the correct equipment and processes, workflows and space optimisation as well as labour, motivation and profitability.


    Delegates from many areas of the industry can benefit from this seminar, including bodyshop proprietors and managers, foremen, managers, technicians and sales staff. All you need is a basic knowledge of automotive refinish and repair.


    The R-M Management Seminars have been developed to meet the very highest educationnal standards to ensure that delegates understand the interdependencies of the repair process and its organisation, delegates can work together, exchange experience in the improvement of body and paintshop processes.

    Managing KPI's


    A combination of theory and practical exercises enable delegates to develop and monitor KPI’s so that they can apply industry best practice to the repair process.
    A case study encourages a question and answer session and the seminar content is presented to delegates in the form of a workbook.


    Delegates who have completed the seminar successfully, can fully understand key performance indicators and apply those KPI's to their businesses.
    The seminar will demonstrate how practical application of KPI’s to key bodyshop processes will effect the profi tability of the business.


    The target audience includes bodyshop proprietors, managers, foremen, sales managers and the sales team. A business knowledge of bodyshop economics and how the various core units within the bodyshop work together is helpful and all the better if delegates have attended Module 1 and use or plan to use R-M Indic@tor 2.


    The R-M Management Seminars have been developed to meet the very highest educationnal standards, to ensure that delegates can work together, exchange experience in the improvement of body and paint shop processes and understand how to monitor and improve their business by using KPIs.