February 9, 2010

The Nine Deadly Wastes

Although the concept of Lean originated in the manufacturing sector, it has tremendous application in the service industry. Waste is In fact, the “waste” is even more in services because of two reasons:
February 9, 2010

Building a Sales and Marketing Plan for Landscapers

The success of a landscape business depends on many factors, both internal and external, but perhaps the most important of these factors is the ability to attract and retain customers. Customers generate your company revenue, and it’s this factor that keeps your business moving forward. (click the title for more...)
February 9, 2010

Better Safety, Lower Costs and Improved Profit in Just 5 Minutes a Day

If one simple step each morning could keep your people safer, save your company money AND increase your sales capacity, you'd have to be crazy not to enforce this simple system in your company.
February 8, 2010

Eliminate Waste by Minimizing Your Insurance Costs

The cost of insurance - especially worker's compensation insurance - keep growing. Nationally, the cost of worker's comp coverage has jumped about 50 percent over the past few years despite a decrease in claims being filed. That's not good news for something that affects your bottom line.
February 7, 2010

The 6 Pillars of Productivity

Maintaining a high-level of jobsite productivity is one of the most important activities for any foreman, crew leader, or project manager. By using the Six pillars of productivity, the productivity and profitability levels of any landscape crew, on every type of landscape project – maintenance or construction can be increased.
February 6, 2010

The Lean Landscaping Production System

There's a common myth in the landscape industry that you must grow to make money. In our experience, the problem is not in size but in efficiency. Most landscape companies are operating at 50%-70% of their actual capacity.