Jim Leman
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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 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
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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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Mar 1
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At Virtual NADA ’21, Step into 3D Rapid Recon from Wherever You Are

VIRTUAL NEW ORLEANS, January 27, 2021 – The Next Rapid Recon at NADA ’21 will deliver simplified online mobile and desktop access to the latest products, features, and best practices in new and used vehicle reconditioning and speed to sale solutions for dealers attending this uniquely different National Automobile Dealers…See More
Jan 28
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How Kings Toyota Improves Used Car Competitivness

Kenwood Dealer Group is 15 dealerships in the Cincinnati, Ohio market. Dan Kommeth joined in early 2020 to fill a newly created position, Group Sales Director, assigned to strengthen the stores’ competitive advantage.Convinced that positive customer experiences begin well before a lead or walk-in arrives, Kommeth started his new assignment by investigating processes that flow into profitable car sales.See More
Jan 7
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Dec 23, 2020
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At Used Car Week 2020, Rapid Recon’s Curtis Sampson to Discuss ‘Game Film’ Analysis for Improving Reconditioning Department Performance Gains

PALO ALTO, CA, November 12, 2020 — At next week’s series of virtual on-demand workshops at Used Car Week’s Pre-Owned Con, Curtis Sampson, New Business Manager for Rapid Recon, will show dealers how to apply sports "Game Film" analysis techniques to used car reconditioning. His on-demand workshop, Film Time: the Best ROI You Can Make, will explore how to use…See More
Nov 12, 2020

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Tidy Tips to Improve Tech Efficiency

Posted on June 1, 2021 at 11:36am 0 Comments

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…

Continue

Eliminating Decision Lag between Fixed and Variable

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

by Keith Brice

The 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…

Continue

Boosting Used Car Selling Efficiency for Kenwood Dealer Group

Posted on April 19, 2021 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

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 efficiency

Kenwood Dealer Group consists of 15 dealerships in the Cincinnati, Ohio market. Dan Kommeth, who joined in early 2020…

Continue

Dealers Continuing to Improve Key Metrics Using Recon Software

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 9:28am 0 Comments

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…

Continue

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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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