Monthly Archives: October 2021

Is it Time to Change the Automotive Dealer Franchise Model?



We interview Adiba Fattah a PHD Researcher from the University of Sunshine Coast who is doing a Research Project on the Evaluation of the Franchise Model in the Australian Automotive Industry. Adiba is investigating the social exchange and the power and control between the dealer and the OEM in the franchise model. She is also looking into the franchise relationship and getting understanding of the impact of senior management rotation, level of support provided by the OEM to the dealer, warranty programs and diagnostic information and KPI programs. In addition she will review Australian regulations and how these are viewed by both the dealer and the OEM and how interpreted. She is also looking at contractual requirements including operation manuals and policy and procedures. Other topics include effectiveness of field teams, reaction to legal reforms, collective bargaining and the role and effectiveness of dealer councils. If you would like to participate in the research project you can contact: A Fattah PHD Researcher email: afattah@usc.edu.au

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


How to get recruitment Right



We talk to Dean Courtenay about Human resources, recruitment and human capital. Dean runs Quadrant People Resources where he specialises in recruiting, search and HR support. Dean discusses Quadrant People Resources and the various services they offer. Dean gives us his view on recruitment during lockdown and where he sees it going in the future. We discuss what has been the impact of international isolation on recruitment and how it has affected talent acquisition. The common mistakes organisations make when recruiting and how this can be improved is examined and Dean talks about costs and risk in getting it wrong  Finally, Dean shares some tips about what is a good recruitment game plan should look like.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials

You can support us via our

Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/talkingautomo…

or shout us a coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/autocurr…

Thank you to our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…

This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

Creating An Intelligent Workshop with Rugged Hardware, AI and Automation by Getac



We discuss the future of the automotive aftersales workshop with Russell Younghusband from Getac and the latest in rugged hardware and software and how artificial intelligence and automation is making the automotive workshop more intelligent. From ruggedized hardware that will let you down less in the field and can be taken around and under vehicles by technicians. Hardware which is tough and rugged and designed for the field with a full shift charge capability.

Software with business intelligence and artificial intelligence making information easily accessible for technicians. Including schematic and wiring diagrams, online job cards, online clocking, checking availability of parts and being able to do electronic vehicle health checks and managing vehicle diagnostics. It also provides opportunity for planning and scheduling of the workshop and doing the heavy lifting of mundane tasks for the front line service workshop staff. Artificial intelligence with automation allowing for workshop management to manage the workshop and working on the business rather than spending time fighting fires in the business. Reduction of paper systems, clocking in the corner, health service vehicle checks being done on a smart device, diagnostics being done on a small pc and providing this off one platform.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials

 

You can support us via our

Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/talkingautomo…

or shout us a coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/autocurr…

Thank you to our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…

This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


The Future of Engines and Fuels: Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change, Emissions CO2 and NOx



We talk to Howard Gerwin from RKLAB AG to get a greater understanding of the future of engines and fuels and various challenges to meet emissions requirements and improve CO2 and NOx emissions.  Howard explains in depth the various fuels and engine applications where it would make sense to use these fuels on which engine types and which applications and how this will impact emissions and improve CO2 and NOx. He also speaks at length about understanding the full cycle and how the different fuels are produced. He talks about the importance to understand well to wheel. He goes into depth about EV’s, Hydrogen, LPG, Compressed Natural Gas, Ammonia, Methanol/Ethanol, Bio diesel, Alcohol E10 E15 E85, Flexi fuel and Renewable Diesel. The challenges facing each of these when it comes to passenger cars, trucks, long distance haulage, marine, rail and various other vehicle usages such as parcel delivery, school buses and garbage removal. He also mentions nuclear power and some opportunities it could provide short term while not necessarily being green. He discusses some of the new technologies from Clear Flame and Neste Oil and the impacts of what these innovations could have in the future.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials

 

You can support us via our Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/talkingautomo… or shout us a coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/autocurr…

Thank you to our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…

This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.