The Profit Puzzle: Practical Ways to Make More Profit

What does your yard look like in the AM? Is it a “Circus” or is it a well “Choreographed” event?

The choice is yours and it will make an enormous difference to your bottom line either in a bad way or a good way.

The choice is yours, choose a good way.

Watch this video and learn the dos and don’ts of the morning dispatch. Follow these simple guidelines and watch your profits grow!

What’s the longest amount of time it has taken your crew to dispatch in the morning?

Let us know in the comments section below!

Ed Laflamme LIC

Ed Laflamme LIC

started his own business from scratch, built it up, sold it and then wrote a book about how he did it. So, he’s been there. He understands your frustrations, worries and concerns. Some of you may want to buy companies, while others may want to sell the one you own. You need expert assessment and guidance before you can move forward. Ed has experience in this area. He is recognized as a CLP: Certified Landscape Professional. Read Ed's full bio.

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I enjoyed watching your video,
Great information!

Bill Arman

Thanks John! It sounds like you have already dispatched your team and are hard at it already!

Stay tuned next week where we will have a session titled “Got Gas?” It will be a blast (figuratively)

Please let us know what other topics would be helpful and we will work on those for the future.

All the best, now go out there and “harvest your potential”

Head Harvester Bill Arman

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Hi,
Thanks for the tips on dispatching crews.
Please forward me the dispatch list and I will share it with our team!
Thank you,
Denise

Bill Arman

Denise,

Thanks for watching our dispatch piece this morning. I have forwarded the dispatch check list to you.

Since you have two operations with Landscape Install and Maintenance which of todays’ tips will you be using first?

Which department has the most issues with dispatch at your company and how have you been dealing with this?

Great idea on getting your team involved and remember to use my dos and avoid Ed’s don’ts!

Keep us posted on your progress to a well choreographed dispatch performance and get the “circus” to leave town and visit your competitors ok?

Head Harvester Bill Arman

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Ed/Bill,
Thanks for the always timely reminder. Teamwork and discipline are keys here, along with a good work environment where task productivity and good relationship co-exist. This is like putting your pants on…. don’t forget or you’ll be out of business.
Dave

Ed Laflamme

Dave – So true about the discipline, a positive culture really makes a tremendous difference. Looks like you really get it. It really is all about your people. Thanks for writing. Ed

Ed Laflamme

Frank – will do, I’ll send the info right out. And Lisa, thanks for your comments, keep us in the loop as to the dispatch items. Harvester Ed

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The longest time is about 1/2 hour, and it drives me nuts! My question is, why does it save $ and time to load at night? It’s still the same amount of time whether it’s a.m. or p.m., right? And we are all tired at the end of the day. Just unloading is enough of a chore.
Most of your suggestions I already use, I’ve often thought about cutting out the morning coffee stop, but am afraid it might mean mutiny ! Maybe next season.
Please forward the dispatch check list. I’m very interested in seeing how it compares to mine.
thanks

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I have found the material so far really helpful. How about that dispatch sheet – hope I’m not too late.

Cheers,
Chris

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Ed,
I enjoyed listening to you talk at PANTS this week. Please send over you tips on dispatch.
Thanks,
Eric

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