Optimising bodywork flows
Bodywork is a specialised operation, with jobs averaging six to seven hours and involving multiple workstations and roles: disassembly/straightening, priming, painting, drying and reassembly. These specialist tasks must be carried out in order by four or five different technicians, with smooth transitions between stages. As each technician focuses on one specific task, the slightest delay can disrupt the all-important schedule and cause chaos.
The challenge of digitalising ultra-complex flows
The core of Kairos LS is its allocation engine, a kind of virtual assistant for the workshop manager. The tool is driven by a set of algorithms that determine the ideal path for optimising lead times, making the team leader’s work much easier – they can visualise the best options available and prioritise operations based on what is needed. With Kairos LS, making the best possible use of resources, optimising customer appointment times and continuously adjusting schedules in response to the workshop’s commitments becomes child’s play.
The sheer power of Kairos LS is more than capable of handling the complexity of bodywork projects. In tests, it took just 40 milliseconds to allocate 60 projects, each consisting of seven operations to be divided between eight technicians.
Discover the related features
“The Ideal Date”
With this module, reception staff can be sure when the vehicle will be returned when they arrange an appointment, making it easier to distribute appointments more evenly across the week.
The system automatically allocates jobs based on the skills and availability of each technician and each workstation.
It can anticipate the impact of delays, prioritising certain projects and adjusting others as a result.
Interface with DMS and inspection software
Precise estimates of times and costs can be generated, with no loss of project management data and no need to enter data more than once into DMS and estimation software.
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