There’s no question that in the digital age, data is king. For years now, economists have said data is worth more than gold or oil. But what is it worth to your mulch production operation? Many colored mulch producers rely on a few key performance indicators (KPIs) but struggle to capture data in a way that makes sense for their needs. That’s because their mulch coloring equipment doesn’t give them the ability to track production in real time or view data at a granular level. Thankfully, there are now better alternatives that can help mulch producers get a better handle on costs and optimize production rates. Here’s how a technology upgrade that yields more actionable data could lead to better financial performance for your business.
The seasonality of the landscaping industry makes it difficult for colored mulch manufacturers to predict exactly how much product they’ll need and when. That’s why many suppliers often end up storing a significant amount of mulch colorant, sometimes for months on end. While storing any product seems like a passive process, you actually need to be proactive to ensure you’re maintaining the colorant properly or it could become unusable, wasting your investment. Here are some helpful tips on storing and maintaining your mulch colorant so you can produce the best product at the lowest cost for your business.