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News   February 20, 2004   by Auto Service World

Jobber Training Tour Receives Positive Reviews


The Jobber News Partners In Training Tour has received positive reviews from attendees of the first three dates, with Western Canada dates still to come.
"I would like to see this presented to all jobbers and WD," says Ian Creaser of Lunenburg Auto & Sporting Supply Co. Ltd., Lunenberg, N.S. "I think that our buying group managers should be enlightened on the end users of our industry."
"Very good, but very intense," reported John Stewart of A.P.M. Limited in Saint John, N.B.
Many attendees found that they were pushed to the limits of their math skills, especially when asked to delve into the profitability challenges that are at the root of service providers’ price shopping activities.
Comments like "Lots of math for one day," and "A little too fast for my math," were viewed as strong indications of the workshop aspect of the program, which heads to Western Canada with stops in Winnipeg March 3, Calgary March 4, and Vancouver March 5.
The training program was created for the Jobber News Magazine P.I.T. Tour by leading automotive aftermarket business consultant Bob Greenwood and sponsored by Blue Streak-Hygrade Motor Products, Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group, Federal-Mogul Canada, Gates Canada, Mark IV Industries (Dayco), NGK Spark Plugs Canada, Specialty Sales & Marketing and Tenneco Automotive.
All western stops still have open seats available.
The one-day courses are being offered for $249 per person and focuses on business issues that jobbers need to understand about their operations and those of their customers.
Jobbers are lead through an understanding of the financial picture of the service provider and how it affects their business. It also covers issues that jobbers can address to improve their relationship with their trade customers and the potential impact on their own financial picture.
For more information and to register visit www.autoserviceworld.com, or call Maria Carlesimo at 416-442-2254.


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