From the idea that personal computers would eliminate the need for paper to the notion that cars will someday drive themselves, technology has only ever offered a promise. Real progress comes when human beings use electronic tools correctly and consistently. Data collection for vending companies is no different. Take some time this week and dig into the data mine currently residing on your desktop. Does the information look accurate? Are clients being better served? Are your people using their time wisely and productively to deliver better results than your competition? Hopefully you’ll see nuggets of opportunity everywhere you look.
About the Author
Ben White was the general manager at Monumental Vending in Beltsville, Md. for many years. He recently started Vending Insights, Inc. to help operators incorporate technology and advance large projects such as micro market development. Contact White via email firstname.lastname@example.org