Process mapping is the act of defining the jobs done as part of your growing operation, who in your operation is responsible for each jobs, how jobs need to be completed and how you can gauge the success of each job being completed.

By sitting down and mapping out your processes from start to finish, you can get a more thorough understanding of how each job contributes to the overall success of your business.

Importantly, process mapping can also help you properly assess how each job is done in your operation and find ways of doing it more effectively and more efficiently.

By mapping out each job and defining standard operating procedures (or SOPs), you can help to ensure that every task is done in the same way and to the same standard, and you can more easily look for ways to improve the work done on your farm – improving your efficiency and saving you money.

As part of the levy-funded VegNET project being delivered in Gippsland, the East Gippsland Food Cluster is offering free expert training in process mapping for vegetable growers and other industry members who are eager to improve their business practices and increase the efficiency of their work.

Time/date: 8:30am-12:00noon, 18 July 2018
Location: Leongatha Memorial Hall (Balcony lounge meeting room), 6-8 McCartin St, Leongatha VIC

This half-day session includes morning tea and opportunities to network with other vegetable growers and local suppliers.

To register for this great opportunity to learn how to remove costs from your business, get in touch with Industry Development Officer Shayne Hyman on 0417 330 081, or e-mail

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 10 July 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!