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July 17, 2018

Rules of the Road: The Technology, Knowledge and Supplier Relationship in the Industry

Following the launch of our new bodyshop management solution PlanManager, we have been uncovering how technology is transforming the vehicle repair industry through a series of eBooks. The four eBooks have been unearthing the results and findings of our independent research, conducted with over 200 independent and franchised UK bodyshops. You can read our third eBook on Technology and Skills here. Our fourth and final eBook focuses on Technology and Knowledge.

Suppliers and knowledge management come hand in hand, with many sources available to help streamline this process and build solid partnerships. But the lack of consistency in information from leading industry data providers, independent technology training consultants and vehicle manufacturers has been significantly magnified due to the complexity of the vehicle technology.

Not only do these technological developments place bodyshops under pressure, but it places further scrutiny on the overall supply chain relationship between repairers and those supplying the data.

This eBook will look at the types of services bodyshops within the industry are receiving from its suppliers, what they would actually like to receive and how they would rate them in terms of features being used. It will also outline how technology can provide an opportunity for suppliers to share knowledge and information with its bodyshops in a more streamlined manner.

Visit our New Rules of the Road website to read the full eBook.