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TAG: productivity

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

Productivity & Profits: Here and there

June 11, 2015By

How three LM150 firms are becoming more profitable by being more productive. “Doing more with less” has been a mantra among successful landscape company operators since the Great Recession. To some, it may feel like a cliché by now, but it’s not to companies who’ve seen their 
bottom lines improve. At least three firms on this year’s LM150 list have... read more

Walker creates new website, intros dealer credit giveaway

March 17, 2015By

Walker Manufacturing designed a new website to highlight the productivity benefits of Walker mowers—TheWalkerAdvantage.com. Plus, it created a dealer credit giveaway as part of the site launch. The website bases its productivity calculations on seven advantages that include compact, agile, steering, balance, trimming, reach and view. In addition, its Walker Productivity Calculator feature is based on two years of testing... read more

Turfco TurnAer XT5

February 13, 2015By

Turfco’s TurnAer XT5 steerable and reversible aerator now offers increased speed, a new weight system and a new gear ratio system, improving efficiency and hill performance. The weight system allows operators to adjust weight in the back of the aerator, improving control on hills, and the gear ratio system gives operators 14 percent more speed. The TurnAer XT5 also utilizes... read more

Achieve 100% productivity

October 22, 2014By

Productivity is important in any business, and there are several ways to measure it. But the best way is to keep it simple, clear and actionable. For the green industry, that means measuring the hours—the ratio of budgeted hours to actual hours, that is. If 100 hours are budgeted for a job and it gets done in 90 hours, then... read more

Throwback Thursday: January 2004

May 8, 2014By

You’re familiar with the terms, and you surely have heard them this month: “The busy season.”  “The grind.”  “Spring pressure.” Do you sense a nerve-wracking undertone from them? A solution to that is productivity—a term the cover story from the January 2004 issue of Landscape Management efficiently expands on. Titled “Productivity tips” by then-Contributor George Witterschein, the story lists 10... read more