The “New” Quest Service Management – Unit I
What it looks like when it is Right
A more professional, productive and profitable Service Operation is necessary for the distributors in the Capitals Goods Industries to be successful. To assist in the development of this Service Management team we have designed a new series of training courses aimed at enhancing the skills of those charged with this responsibility. The “New Quest Service Management Level I” consists of 4 elements presented during a two day seminar.
The Principles of Management
The Basic Principles of Management – what we call the Pursuit of Performance: Planning, Organizing and Control; Job Descriptions and Responsibilities, Performance Standards and Targets – what it looks like when it is right; Employee counseling with praise and constructive criticism in Personnel Management; Time Management to set yourself free; The Business of Change and how to overcome resistance to change; How to survive in spite of ourselves.
Introduction to Accounting & Finance for Service Personnel
Understand Financial Statements from the Service Department Perspective. Clear and understandable definitions of the main financial terminology a supervisor/manager must have. Learn the Dealership Financial Fitness Model; and Profitability Pyramid. Asset Management and the value of Return On Assets. Pricing and Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) Discover new truths about the famous “Discount” and the consequences of it on the customer and the business.
The Operational and Process Foundation
Balancing Labor and Skills Availability with Customer Service: Work Order Process Management; simplification is not just a nice word it is very possible in this clear exposure of the flow and needs of a service management job function. The impossible made understandable. Completion Dates and Meeting Them. Unleash your true power of knowledge by learning about flat rating and shop floor scheduling.
It’s All about Customers
Satisfying everyone’s requirements and developing relationships: “Inspections” to ensure Machine Reliability, Technical knowledge and advice. How you should use price as a marketing tool; variable labor rates and their application. Value added selling; and the value of Customer Retention. Surveys to develop satisfied customers for life: Customer Profiles and all the background required to make customers your apostles.
This “New Quest Service Management Level I” provides a broad base introduction to Service Management for the 21st Century. It is intended for Service Lead hands, Instore Sales Lead hands, Supervisors, Managers and Executives. The material covers all management and operational disciplines of a Professional Service Manager.