Axalta is not resposible for content you are about to view

minimize Menue maximize Menue
Show Searchbox Show Navigation

Do you want to receive a notification when our next video comes out?

Clear form

"Let's Talk" - Video Series

Our new "Let's Talk" Video Series features short, informative videos presented by Axalta Services Manager and resident expert, Robin Taylor. They are designed to provide insights to owners and managers who are looking to increase shop efficiency but unsure where to begin. Aptly titled “Let’s Talk”, the video series covers some of the biggest and most timely issues affecting bodyshops today such as workflow, production management, scheduling, key performance indicators and coaching teams, with tips on how to implement successful change. Each video is available online for easy viewing below. 

1. Understanding the Repair Planning Process

In this first video from the LET’s TALK Video series, residential expert Robin Taylor talks about how the repair planning process a bodyshop follows can have a significant impact on efficiencies. He encourages owners to take a moment to identify problems at the start of a job, to eliminate unplanned stoppages in the repair process. The video outlines steps to develop an accurate repair plan, so owners/managers can see improvement in workflow and efficiency, as well as a reduction in cycle times.

2. Improving Workflow through Production Management

In our latest ‘Let’s Talk’ video Axalta Services Manager, Robin Taylor discusses Production Management. Involving everything from planning, organising and directing production activities, production management can have a big impact on the effective running of your shop. Robin highlights some key areas where attentions should be focused to avoid bottlenecks and stoppages and to aid in an effective work-flow.’’

3. Insights into Scheduling 

Scheduling is the latest topic discussed in our ‘Let’s Talk’ video series. In this video Axalta Services Manager, Robin Taylor highlights the importance of having a solid scheduling process and the critical effect this can have on balancing resources and workload. Robin offers up some tips on  effective scheduling and explains how this can result in getting vehicles back to customers as quickly as possible.

4. Using Financial KPI's

Having Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to work towards, provides direction not only for yourself but also your employees. In this video, Axalta Services Manager, Robin Taylor looks at the importance of using KPI’s to measure and improve your business. Whilst there are three main types of KPI’s, Robin focuses on 7 key financial KPI’s that can have the biggest impact on your profitability. 

5. Coaching for Performance

Axalta Services Manager, Robin Taylor talks about a topic that is challenging for many - coaching staff. Effective coaching can increase staff potential and have a positive influence in your bodyshop. Robin explores some key elements to consider when starting conversations with staff members, while also providing guidance on how to make these into meaningful interactions for both parties.