How to increase your workshop efficiency

19 Apr 2021 Helpful Tips

As the end of the financial year approaches, it’s never been a better time for your workshop to think about all the different ways you can streamline your workplace efficiency and increase your profit.

Workshop Mate has put together 4 different ways your workshop can quickly and easily increase your workshop efficiency just in time for the new financial year.

1. Automate your day-to-day tasks

We’ve all been there, having to sit down and manually input data into a program or spreadsheet day after day. It wastes time and often creates mistakes, which could cost your workshop thousands. Your main focus as an automotive mechanic is to service and repair cars while providing exceptional customer service. For busy workshop owners and managers there is a quicker way to perform your everyday tasks.

Implementing a workshop management software is a quick and easy way to reduce your manual administration time and increase your workshop efficiency. Workshop management software systems completely automate the day-to-day operations of a workshop. With one click you can instantly manage stock, create job cars, invoices and quotations in seconds, manage jobs and so much more.

Implementing a workshop management software is a quick and easy way to reduce your manual administration time and increase your workshop efficiency. Workshop management software systems completely automate the day-to-day operations of a workshop. With one click you can instantly manage stock, create job cars, invoices and quotations in seconds, manage jobs and so much more .

The key benefit of automating your tasks through a workshop management software is you are able to manage your entire workshop from one central system. Making it so much easier to operate your mechanical workshop!

2. Centrally manage your parts inventory

Do you still manually manage your parts inventory? Maybe you keep multiple files for every repair job, If so, you will already know how time consuming this task is. You may end up making a mistake that leaves you with too many or too little parts which significantly impact your bottom line.

Managing your parts inventory in one central location is the easiest and most efficient way to stay on top of all the parts coming in and going out of your workshop. As all the information is automatically recorded through a workshop management software you will no longer need to manually record your stock every month and store multiple files, instantly increasing your workshop efficiency.

A lot of the time the main reason that mistakes are made during stocktake is due to a lack of communication between different staff. Having a centralised location where all your mechanics can log in and record all their jobs and what was used is the easiest way to keep everyone on the same page and reduce the risk of buying un-needed stock which costs you thousands.

3. Track mechanics jobs and efficiency

As a workshop owner or manager, you want to know what your mechanics are doing and when they are completing them by. Often many workshops use a simple spreadsheet or paper calendar to manage what jobs they have for the day. From time-to-time jobs do go over the allocated time and it can throw a spanner in the works.

Managing your mechanics jobs through a workshop management system gives you the ability to easily designate, schedule, adjust and report on all your mechanics jobs. If a job goes overboard all you or your mechanic needs to do is click a button that automatically updates your customer.

The best part of using a centralised management software is that even if your mechanic is off sick, running late or the job is running overboard you can easily adjust your calendar and assign to someone else. Making it easy to manage your workshop bookings and increase workshop efficiency.

Implement a workshop software with unlimited users

Managing your workshop should be seamless. Implementing a workshop software is the fastest and easiest way to increase your workshop efficiency and maximise profits. You can get all-in-one quotes, invoices, barcoding, parts inventory, SMS reminders, service history, job allocation and tracking, Xero/MYOB integration, and so much more all in one central location.

Why Workshop Mate

Workshop Mate by Jeal is a simple and adaptable workshop solution– allowing you and your mechanics to log in from anywhere at any time. Workshop Mate includes all the tools you need to manage your workshop seamlessly.

The best part? you can start running your business in 10 minutes or less!

Fast and Easy Data Import from your current provider. No new installations or software upgrades, ever. And, enjoy 24/7 phone support from a local team.

If you’ve never used Workshop Mate, now is the best time to have a go. Call us on 1300 473 744 to find what sets us apart or click below to start your trial.

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