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When Converting Silos to Seamless Workflow, Software's Not Just Software

When Converting Silos to Seamless Workflow, Software’s Not Just Software

May AutoSuccess – Rapid Recon When Converting Silos to Seamless Workflow, Software’s Not Just Software By Dennis McGinn Last month’s column asked dealership execs to consider that software is not just software when evaluating purchase options. For example, when evaluating
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Load Balancing For Tech Efficiency

Load Balancing For Tech Efficiency

LOAD BALANCING FOR TECH EFFICIENCY While Also Reconditioning Inventory For Pre-Owned Vehicle Profitability By Anthony Greenhalgh Originally published in the May 2021 edition of Fixed Ops Magazine Load balancing has critical implications for inventory turn – and thus, service tech efficiency.
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Inventory Frontline Available or Sale-Ready — Does it Matter Today?

Inventory Frontline Available or Sale-Ready — Does it Matter Today?

MARCH – CBT NEWS Inventory Frontline Available or Sale-Ready — Does it Matter Today? By Dennis McGinn It’s a great time to be selling used cars. Dealers tell us the vehicles on their lots appreciate a point or two a
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Is Your Performance Edge Stalling in Your Periphery?

Is Your Performance Edge Stalling in Your Periphery?

As appearing in AutoSuccess magazine, February 2021 Is Your Performance Edge Stalling in Your Periphery? By Dennis McGinn How well do your eyes see outside the center of your gaze? Eye doctors perform a vision test to determine how well
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Whatever Your Used Car Volume, Claim the Advantage

Whatever Your Used Car Volume, Claim the Advantage

As appearing in CBT News – January 2021 Whatever Your Used Car Volume, Claim the Advantage By Sean Carlson If you have $100 in bills in your wallet, does your money have more buying power than the $100 in your
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Stop the Vending Machines from Eating Your Lunch

Stop the Vending Machines from Eating Your Lunch

AutoSuccess – January 5, 2021​ Stop the Vending Machines from Eating Your Lunch By Dennis McGinn The hammers are in full swing, hoping to wreck your used car business. The hammers, in this case, are vending-machine-like disruptors who’ve redefined the
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The Modern Sales Team as a Driver of Inventory Turn

The Modern Sales Team as a Driver of Inventory Turn

Auto Dealer Today Magazine – December 14, 2020​ The Modern Sales Team as a Driver of Inventory Turn By Nicole Renninger PALO ALTO, CA Sales departments that interact closely with their dealership’s reconditioning function put more “sold” units on the
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Filling the Gap in Dealer - Vendor Coordination

Filling the Gap in Dealer – Vendor Coordination

AutoSuccess article for December 2020 Filling the Gap in Dealer - Vendor Coordination By Dennis McGinn We’ve been asking dealers for several years now how they manage the workflow assigned to their various vendors. Their responses pointed to opportunity. What
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Start Accountable, Transparent Relationships with Your Vendors

Start Accountable, Transparent Relationships with Your Vendors

AutoSuccess – November 30, 2020 Start Accountable, Transparent Relationships with Your Vendors By Dennis McGinn Most dealers want a “trust-but-verify” relationship with the vendors who support their vehicle reconditioning. You can achieve this level of comfort and confidence by creating
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Tackling Used-Car Challenges

Automotive News – November 2022 Tackling Used-Car Challenges New and innovative strategies that are helping dealers navigate the used-car shortage By Dennis McGinn & Cam Hitchcock As new-car sales dropped during the last year due to supply-chain disruptions, so did vehicle trade-ins, leaving dealers to

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Why Honda of Downtown LA Switched Its Recon Software

Why Honda of Downtown LA Switched Its Recon Software By Jim Leman Originally published in the October 2022 edition of AutoSuccess Online “No room for error” summarizes used car operations at Honda of Downtown Los Angeles. Staff continues sharpening skills and creativity to source and

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Putting Cards on the Table With Used-Vehicle Shoppers

Putting Cards on the Table With Used-Vehicle Shoppers By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the October 2022 edition of WardsAuto More dealers are turning to used vehicles in the 5- to 7-year-old range, costing between $10,000 and $15,000. That leads to a logical question: How

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Guest Commentary: How to Build Trust With Vehicle Buyers

Automotive News – September 2022 Guest Commentary: How to Build Trust With Vehicle Buyers How can dealers build trust with customers when so much of the vehicle shopping process has moved online? By Dennis McGinn How can dealers build trust with customers when so much

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OpenRoad Auto Group Follows The Facts to the Money

AutoSuccess Magazine – September 1, 2022 OpenRoad Auto Group Follows The Facts to the Money By Jim Leman Originally published in the September 2022 Dealer Service supplement to AutoSuccess Magazine OpenRoad Auto Group is the largest-volume automotive retail group in British Columbia, Canada. Since 2000,

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Stand By Your Recon Heroes

Stand By Your Recon Heroes By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the August 2022 edition of AutoSuccess How you recondition your cars, including the methodology you adopt, the metrics you measure, and the discipline of your recon team, affects so much of your business, including:

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