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Advanced Estimating 2019
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ADVANCED TRAINING FOR THE ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL

The advancement of technology in today’s vehicles is changing faster than ever. Exotic materials and methods have become common on practically every make and model vehicle. The proliferation of construction methods and materials is going to continue. Detailed technical repair information from manufacturers on structural, cosmetic repairs, restraint systems, advanced driver assist systems, materials, glass operations and even, interior trim retainers, now exists. Every estimate written needs to be thoroughly researched and carefully documented to ensure the estimate is technically correct following all O.E. repair specifications. PPG MVP Advanced Estimating 2019 was designed to assist todays’ estimator in consistently identifying and documenting a technically correct estimate.

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COURSE OBJECTIVE
Provide the skills and knowledge to write technically accurate estimates for safe and complete repairs.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Shop Owners, Office Managers, Estimators, and Key Personnel

COURSE LENGTH
2-day class

CLASS SIZE
10 minimum, 20 maximum

TOPICS COVERED

MANAGING KPI’S – Estimators are tasked with managing performance KPI’s. What are they? What do they mean? What estimators can influence? Learn the answers to all of these questions.

REPAIR PROFESSIONALS – You are the repair professional; you know how to repair collision damage. You are responsible for a correct repair to the customer, deliver on this expectation.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES –  Vehicle construction to Advanced Driver Assist Systems you will need to know how to identify technology affected and what it takes to repair after an accident.

TOOLS FOR TODAY’S ESTIMATOR – The best sources for repair information. How to access and navigate them to find answers quickly.

ANALYTICAL DIAGNOSTICS – What diagnostics are required to identify damage beyond cosmetic and structural damage? How to know what needs done when.

PROCEDURE PAGES – Selecting parts and repairs in the estimating databases is only part of the work required for a complete repair. Where do you find, add and justify operations that are not included.

ESTIMATICS LIBRARY – You will receive reference materials for quick reference and attachment to work files supporting operations that are required to complete repairs.

REFINISH OPERATIONS – Writing a complete estimate with all paint operations requires; a complete understanding of the refinish process, including how the estimating databases approach refinish operations. Learn what operations you are getting and what operations you need to add.

LKQ PARTS – Labor times on LKQ parts are not as simple as point and click. There are big differences in labor times for OE parts are LKQ. Learn about these and the opportunities LKQ present.

CERTIFICATION & TRAINING MATERIALS
Certifications are pending

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Any PPG or Nexa Autocolor® customer is eligible to attend any MVP Business Fundamentals course

FOR MORE INFORMATION
MVP Hotline: 1-866-237-8178
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