Jim Leman
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Dealership Reconditioning Software Company Rapid Recon Launches "YOUR PLACE" Video Newsmakers' Event

Rapid Recon, the leader in delivering transparency and accountability technologies for modern auto dealerships, launched today …See More
Sep 16
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Rapid Recon, iPacket Release Digital Vehicle Presentation Solution

PALO ALTO, CA, and MORGANTOWN, WV, July 19, 2021 – Rapid Recon and iPacket, industry leaders in digital reconditioning and digital selling solutions, announced today the Rapid Recon™ Digital Vehicle Portfolio powered by iPacket.® “The addition of the Digital Vehicle…See More
Jul 19
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You can no longer get spring retail money in July.

The report below first appeared yesterday on LinkedIn as a market update report posted by Rapid Recon, from an interview with preowned performance improvement consultant Ed French to address midsummer market perspectives. Ed is president and principal consultant of AutoProfit, and he is also a member of the Board of Directors for used car retailers TruWorth Auto in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area.   The market's adjusting, for reasons of affordability, which has squeezed out a large segment of…See More
Jul 15
Jim Leman's blog post was featured

Tidy Tips to Improve Tech Efficiency

by Anthony Greenhalgh, Rapid Recon The old argument the dealership has been using for years – “add more people”--  does little more than provide temporary fixes and a ton of personnel expense. When I was in your role, I had to make my techs better, but I was already heavily engaged in ongoing training, so what more could I do to help them improve? The answer: I needed…See More
Jun 3
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Tidy Tips to Improve Tech Efficiency

by Anthony Greenhalgh, Rapid Recon The old argument the dealership has been using for years – “add more people”--  does little more than provide temporary fixes and a ton of personnel expense. When I was in your role, I had to make my techs better, but I was already heavily engaged in ongoing training, so what more could I do to help them improve? The answer: I needed…See More
Jun 1
Jim Leman's blog post was featured

Eliminating Decision Lag between Fixed and Variable

by Keith BriceThe time value of money states that a dollar today is more valuable than a dollar tomorrow. Fixed Ops managers live in the present. Their focus and sense of urgency are on the current month and, because a portion of their monthly income comes from the gross or net they generate, they want to close as many repair orders as possible. More hours are turned, and…See More
May 24
Jim Leman posted a blog post

Eliminating Decision Lag between Fixed and Variable

by Keith BriceThe time value of money states that a dollar today is more valuable than a dollar tomorrow. Fixed Ops managers live in the present. Their focus and sense of urgency are on the current month and, because a portion of their monthly income comes from the gross or net they generate, they want to close as many repair orders as possible. More hours are turned, and…See More
May 18
Jim Leman's blog post was featured

Boosting Used Car Selling Efficiency for Kenwood Dealer Group

By dialing in time-to-line metrics, Kings Toyota Gets Cars Retail-Ready in Half the Time Transparency, manageable performance metrics and accountability improve used car efficiencyKenwood Dealer Group consists of 15 dealerships in the Cincinnati, Ohio market. Dan Kommeth, who joined in early 2020 to fill the newly created group…See More
Apr 20
Jim Leman posted a blog post

Boosting Used Car Selling Efficiency for Kenwood Dealer Group

By dialing in time-to-line metrics, Kings Toyota Gets Cars Retail-Ready in Half the Time Transparency, manageable performance metrics and accountability improve used car efficiencyKenwood Dealer Group consists of 15 dealerships in the Cincinnati, Ohio market. Dan Kommeth, who joined in early 2020 to fill the newly created group…See More
Apr 19
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Dealers Continuing to Improve Key Metrics Using Recon Software

PALO ALTO, CA, April 16, 2021 –  Rapid Recon today released its latest update on dealers’ progress toward improving their key reconditioning performance metrics. From May 2020 through March 2021, users of this speed-to-sale software reduced their Average Days in Recon (ADR) performance by 25% and their Time to Line (T2L) execution by 11%. “Most revealing in this continued…See More
Apr 16
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Insight for Used Car Success in Turbulent Times

Listen to an informative podcast with used car dealer and consultant Ed French and the role that efficient vehicle reconditioning should play to help dealers meet demand. Turbulent Times with Preowned…See More
Apr 13
Jim Leman's blog post was featured

Does How You Perform Recon Matter?

In a robust used car market, does it matter whether you fully recondition cars before moving them to the front line?Doesn’t it make sense to simply bypass a thorough reconditioning when you can sell very car you get at a premium without first providing a high-level recon? That's what a recent article in…See More
Apr 5
Jim Leman posted a blog post

Does How You Perform Recon Matter?

In a robust used car market, does it matter whether you fully recondition cars before moving them to the front line?Doesn’t it make sense to simply bypass a thorough reconditioning when you can sell very car you get at a premium without first providing a high-level recon? That's what a recent article in…See More
Apr 2
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New Workflow from Rapid Recon Provides Transparency into New-Car Operations

PALO ALTO, CA – MARCH 08, 2021 – Rapid Recon, a reconditioning software company that helps auto dealers sell used cars sooner to maximize their profitability window, announced today workflow transparency for dealers’ new-car operations. This new workflow for new-car operations is identical to the Rapid Recon reconditioning workflow software and processes for its used-car system. In both cases, inventory is auto-imported into the systems and tracked…See More
Mar 8

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Dealership Reconditioning Software Company Rapid Recon Launches "YOUR PLACE" Video Newsmakers' Event

Posted on September 16, 2021 at 9:16am 0 Comments

Rapid Recon, the leader in delivering transparency and accountability technologies for modern auto dealerships, launched today …

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Rapid Recon, iPacket Release Digital Vehicle Presentation Solution

Posted on July 19, 2021 at 9:00am 0 Comments

PALO ALTO, CA, and MORGANTOWN, WV, July 19, 2021 – Rapid Recon and iPacket, industry leaders in digital reconditioning and digital selling solutions, announced today the Rapid Recon™ Digital Vehicle Portfolio powered by iPacket.®

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You can no longer get spring retail money in July.

Posted on July 15, 2021 at 10:03am 0 Comments

The report below first appeared yesterday on LinkedIn as a market update report posted by Rapid Recon, from an interview with preowned performance improvement consultant Ed French to address midsummer market perspectives. Ed is president and principal consultant of AutoProfit, and he is also a member of the Board of Directors for used car retailers TruWorth Auto in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area.   

The market's adjusting, for reasons of affordability, which…

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At 10:54am on December 9, 2012, Craig Lockerd said…

Hi Jim,would you have time to talk early this week? Something I'm pretty sure you will be interested in! Off 800-878-5090 ext 5 or cell 609-517-1152

At 10:10am on June 1, 2010, Scott Falcone said…
Jim,

I live about 5 houses down from him-next door to Norm-I'm sure you know Norm. I have never fished with John except in the bottom of a cooler!
At 3:55pm on March 23, 2010, Tobias Sedillos said…
Thank you very much, Jim.
At 8:35pm on March 12, 2010, Mike Myers said…
Sorry, I missed your chat earlier today. I keep forgetting I added that feature! Thanks for being active here. This forum will be a valuable resource to the dealer community very soon. There's a lot of talent here already!
 
 
 

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