- Systems Analysis is an Engineering approach that consists of drilling down into each nursery function to determine the actual requirements and expectations of each process.
- Each major process within a given nursery is identified.
- Planting / Transplanting
- Fertilizing / Spraying
- Key to this study is development of an understanding of the nursery process inter-relationships; that is, how each process impacts other neighboring processes.
- Processes with common requirements and expectations are better suited, generally, to global process improvements, including mechanization.
- A wide range of mechanized equipment has become available to the nursery grower.
- Scott A. Langlois. Nursery Process Improvement. Ornamental Outlook. Published May 2006.
- Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, Benedict C. Posadas, Christine H. Coker and Randall Y. Coker. How Can Your Nursery Benefit From Mechanization? Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Region of North America of the International Plant Propagators’ Society, Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 28-31, 2007
- Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, Benedict C. Posadas, Christine H. Coker and Randall Y. Coker. Nursery Mechanization – Letting the Process Drive the Design. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Southern Nursery Association Research Conference and Trade Show, August 8-9, 2007, Atlanta, Georgia.http://www.sna.org/
- Scott A. Langlois. Nursery Process Improvement. Presentation made by Langlois at the 2006 Gulf States Horticulture Expo Education Seminars, Mobile, Alabama, February 02, 2006.
- Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, Christine E. Coker, Randy Y. Coker and Benedict Posadas. Nursery Systems Analysis Summary. Presentation made by Langlois at the 2006 Southern Nursery Association Conference, Atlanta, GA. August 11, 2006.
For more information, contact: Scott Langlois