December 5, 2017

Meet Chuck Wheelock

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If you ever have a question about LeanTec, Chuck’s your guy. As one of the main designers of our software, he knows how it all works together and can trouble-shoot most tech problems. Chuck has a great sense of humor and is one of those rare people who functions from both sides of the brain—the technical/logical side and the creative side. Read the interview below to see what I mean.

1. What are your day-to-day responsibilities?  

Every day I proactively ensure that all LeanTec services are running and functioning as intended both for our customers and LeanTec’s internal networking needs.  If a user has a question or concern with the software, scanner, or cabinets, I handle those support requests.   In addition, there are many other things that go on behind the scenes.  We’re constantly striving to better our products, and I’m always working on modifications and improvements with the software development team.  Without a great team, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

2. What drew you to LeanTec?  

I’ve been with LeanTec even before it had a name.  When I was working in the collision repair industry, I saw the desire of shops to control their costs and profits.  Material was being either under or over-ordered — or worse — product was sometimes walking out of the shop.  We were being asked by the shops to “fix” this issue.  After a few trials, LeanTec was born.

3. What do you like most about your job?  

There’s always something new:  a new customer, a new feature, or some new circumstance from which to learn and build.  I don’t like repetitive tasks, so this position keeps me “on my toes”.

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October 26, 2017

Meet Vikki Lambert

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Vikki is that friendly voice you’ll hear when you need help with anything at LEANTEC. She’s been with us since April of 2015, bringing 20 years of experience in the Software Industry to the job. When you meet Vikki, you’re struck by her graciousness, and it doesn’t take long to see that she really cares about the people around her –whether it’s the employees, customers, or vendors.

We thought you’d like to get to know her a little better, so we asked her some questions:

1.  What are your day-to-day responsibilities?Taking care of day to day operations within the company.  Whether dealing with Vendors, Customers, Employees, etc. I do it all.

2.  What drew you to LeanTec? The fact that LeanTec was a start-up company, and I truly believed in the vision.  It’s exciting being on the front-end of something that you feel will make a difference.

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August 7, 2017

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Distribution

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Technology is all around us, and it’s changing the world we live in. It’s already impacting the Collision Repair Industry. From crash avoidance technology to autonomous vehicles, technology is making its mark on the automotive industry.  All indications are that this trend will continue to gain momentum. Not only will technology impact the way vehicles are repaired, it’ll change how products are distributed.

We’ve all heard the phrase: The definition of insanity is doing something over & over again and expecting different results.  We know it’s a true statement, yet we persist in doing things the same way year after year—hoping we’ll make more money and operate more efficiently.

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June 6, 2017

Why Security Matters – The Truth Exposed

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Security is everywhere in our lives. We lock up everything, from our houses and cars to our cell phones. We lock these things up because we care about them. If I told you that you left your house unlocked, I would be introducing some level of anxiety to your day.

The same holds true in your shop. Chances are, you lock up at night because you want to protect what you’ve built—your assets. Why not protect it during the day as well?  Collision Centers have a variety of products used to repair vehicles from fillers and glues to clips and fasteners. Some of these products are recoverable; all of them are expensive. Securing your inventory only makes sense. But, security isn’t just physical, it’s also psychological, and doing it wrong can be costly to your business.

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