If you run a landscaping company, the issues of equipment theft and managing crews in remote locations is nothing new, but there is an easy and effective solution.
Telematic asset management (GPS tracking) has been proven time and time again to be an effective way to manage employees and equipment that work in a variety of different locations. Let’s be honest. There are a lot of benefits to be had from knowing exactly where your employees and equipment are at all times.
In the following article about the benefits of asset management, we’re going to be focusing on the benefits that asset management could have for the landscaping industry and why so many landscaping companies are turning to asset management devices such as GPS trackers to protect their employees, equipment, and clients.
The benefits of telematic asset management for landscaping businesses:
- Labor Management – The apparent benefits of asset management to employers is knowing that their employees are on the job when and where they’re supposed to be. After all, you’re paying your employees to do a job and it’s essential to know if anyone is taking advantage of being out on their own and unsupervised. We like to believe that everyone is honest and upfront, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
- Time Management – With asset management, you’ll know how long particular jobs take and how long crews are taking to get to their jobs. Travel time plays a big part in quoting jobs and knowing how long your teams spend traveling to and from different job sites will help you better plan schedules and quote jobs. Choosing the best routes to jobs and deciding which jobs that crews take throughout the day will save you time, money, and fuel costs.
- Customer Feedback – When you have up-to-date asset management in place, you can advise your clients when the crew is on the way to their property, how long they’ll be there, and how long the job took. Cell phone coverage is excellent, but it’s not always 100% reliable. Accurate time estimates through asset management will allow for better customer feedback and result in boosting your reputation.
- Equipment Security – The most significant investment many landscaping companies make is in their equipment. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for equipment trailers, lawnmowers, and tractors to all go missing. Recovering this equipment can be a difficult task, but new asset management technology allows for a much better chance of recovery. Devices are much smaller than they used to be and can be placed in discreet locations with internal power sources. This makes asset tracking and recovery much easier and effective.
When you start adding up the costs of lost time, lost equipment, employee deception, fraud, customer complaints, insurance costs, replacement costs, you’re in for a shock. While small expenses don’t seem like such a big deal, add them all up over a year, and you can see your profits being poured down the drain.
LandAirSea has a variety of telematic asset management devices to suit your landscaping business and would be more than happy to discuss options to suit your business. If you would like to take your landscaping business into the future, then don’t hesitate to contact us.