Improving efficiencies within the nursery industry supply chain
Like any modern business sector the nursery and garden industry is continually being driven to improve efficiencies in production, dispatch, transport, customer planning and consumer engagement.
As we are all aware, the product we produce is only of benefit to the consumer, customer or the greater environment when it has been planted. We need to achieve this as smoothly and efficiently as possible and in a manner which is repeatable millions of times per week. This is relevant whether the plants are destined for retail customers such as Bunnings, the landscape sector or even fellow growers who will be growing your products on.
Over the years, a substantial amount of nursery levy money and considerable effort has gone into researching efficiency improvements for the Industry.
Click here to view some of the efficiency and mechanisation improvement projects that have been carried out for the nursery and garden industry.
Costing4Profit, DEC funded exercise, allows growers to accurately determine the cost of a plant as it leaves their nursery. Armed with this information, growers are able to go on and make more accurate decisions affecting profitability which include:Setting a selling price which returns a desired profit margin;Evaluating production costs;Improving productivity techniques andEliminating unprofitable lines.