TAG: efficiency

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
Photo: WOLF CREEK CO.

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

Web Extra: Pro-Motion Consulting’s operations scorecard and property audit templates

June 25, 2015By

A weekly operations scorecard is a highly effective management tool to improve performance, increase transparency and create accountability. There’s an investment of time and resources to develop and maintain an operations scorecard, but the benefits far outweigh the costs. How is your operations team doing? Are they winning? Download Pro-Motion Consulting‘s operations scorecard and property audit templates to maximum the... read more

Keeping score of operations

June 17, 2015By

Something magical happens when you keep score. Without any other changes, performance improves. It’s truly an amazing phenomenon. However, when we stop to think about it, the impact of keeping score on results shouldn’t be all that surprising. All of us want to know how we’re doing compared to our peers and competitors, even if we’re not highly competitive by... read more

Do office superheroes hurt profits?

June 3, 2015By

It’s easy to be swallowed up the constant flow of information – the pings, clicks, beeps, alarms and various reminders from people and electronic devices that demand our attention.  How many times have you heard someone say they couldn’t finish one thing or another because they ‘ran out of time’ or ‘lost track of time’? In reality, they were seduced... read more