Save Money With Material Management In Your LMS
When an entrepreneur first starts their landscape company, there is not a whole lot of material management necessary, in fact, the owner of the company probably just goes out and buys what he needs for that particular day.
As the company grows, however, that day-to-day approach is simply not practical.
Instead, a successful company needs to move to the more technologically advanced alternative – namely landscape management software – for a variety of reasons.
Here are the most important:
Ordering material takes about the same amount of time whether it involves a few pounds or a ton.
The right software will allow you to anticipate your needs and order in bulk ahead of time.
This means that your work crew will not have to wait for a delivery and can finish the actual project in a more timely manner.
Greater efficiency also means happier clients with a better rehire rate and more referrals – all necessary to grow your business.
A good landscape management software program will allow a company to track the most requested materials and always have them on hand.
This means a faster response time if a customer wants to make a change.
It also allows a company to “turn over” their inventory on a more consistent basis.
This last fact lowers your average cost of materials by minimizing the amount of space that you need to allocate for storage.
No one – except the odd accountant or two! – likes to deal with paperwork.
By computerizing your ordering as well as accounts payable, you will minimize the amount of paper that you have to retain and file.
Instead, all of the information can all be safely archived in the “cloud.”
The result is accurate and organized records at your fingertips
“Just in time” delivery is not simply an industry buzzword. In fact, it can have a significant effect on a landscape company’s bottom line.
Properly using a good landscape management software program will lower your procurement and storage costs as well as minimize the associated labor.
In short, it is a win-win proposition for your company.
In case we have not made it perfectly clear, the data that your business generates is one of its most important assets – and you need to mine that data for maximum effect.
This fact is as true for the ordering of materials as it is for any other factor.
For more information on finding the right software to help with the material management of your landscape company, please contact us at ProfitLion.
We can be found online at ProfitLion.com or reached directly at 412.539.1187.