TAG: efficiency

Editor’s Note: What’s in it for them?

April 12, 2018By

No matter what you call it, a companywide effort to run more efficiently has the potential to sound negative to the crews you’re hoping to encourage. Depending on how you deliver it, “work smarter,” “run lean” or “improve productivity” could sound like “move faster,” “work harder” or “you’re doing it wrong.” If that’s how your team members hear your message... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: April 2018

April 12, 2018By

In what one area could most landscape companies be more efficient? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “Have someone look into the back office to see if dollars are being wasted. Credit card rates, processing fees, insurance costs, accounting fees—stuff like that. We no longer take Am Ex (a $20,000 per year savings), we cut our credit card... read more

Profit Power: 7 time management musts

September 18, 2017By

The following seven time management musts will allow you to get an enormous amount accomplished with less effort in any given week. I call these lifesavers because they will save your life from being overtaken by useless distractions and unending work. 1. Check email only at specific times of the day. As a leader, you only need to check email... read more

JDLink now available on select large-frame Deere models

December 7, 2016By

John Deere made its JDLink available as a factory-installed option on all new John Deere large-frame G-Series skid-steers (330G, 332G) and compact track loaders (331G, 333G). JDLink allows users to remotely connect with their equipment for diagnostic, safety and efficiency checks. “John Deere has invested heavily over the last decade to become a leading technology solutions provider, not just a manufacturer that produces... read more

Benefits of evolving irrigation pipe products

February 22, 2016By

Irrigation pipe products are evolving to make systems more efficient and installations quicker and easier. When it comes to irrigation pipe, contractors have strong opinions. “Users of PVC will argue that it’s the best, and users of polyethylene will say that’s the best,” says Scott Knowles, president of Wolf Creek Co., a distributor of landscape, irrigation, lake management and drainage... read more

WorkWave releases mobile route-planning system

September 21, 2015By

WorkWave, a provider of cloud-based field service and fleet management software, unveiled WorkWave Fleet, the company’s mobile-first, route-planning system. The app replaces an earlier version of the program, Viamente. “WorkWave Fleet allows for automating the dispatching and monitoring process to help keep our service levels high, with less overhead,” said Ryan Walter, co-founder of The Compost Crew, a Maryland-based organization... read more