Pre-planning a project is essential in any area. When thinking about building a house, for example, you must have the electrical and hydraulic parts of the foundation, culminating in the finish. In a hydroponic project, the reasoning is no different.
When we talk about strategic planning for the start-up of a hydroponic project, we should not only think about the investments to implement this project.
For example, when we think of greenhouses, hydroponic profiles with benches, electrical panel and other components, hydraulics, screens with automatic or manual activation, types of plastic, earthworks, construction of wells, expansion of electrical load, generator, paving, masonry (house pump, consumable house, nutrient house, office), computers, printers and, above all, transport and packaging vehicle, so we are planning future investment management. This point deserves to be highlighted given the need for investment programming and human resources directed to it.
On the other hand, it is important to highlight the need to have sufficient conditions and resources to guarantee that the direct and indirect costs of production are “covered” at least in the three months after the investment is made.
Thus, we highlight some important costs (fixed and variable; direct and indirect) to be programmed, such as the acquisition of inputs (substrates, fertilizers, seeds, among others); costs with water, electricity, labor and charges, packaging, annual fees to the state, accounting, administrative expenses (office), consulting fees, transportation expenses (fuel and tolls) and vehicle maintenance, staff food, equipment personal protection (PPE), in addition to the costs of promoting your brand, with the use, for example, of promoters and commercials at the points of sale.
It is important to note that greenhouse maintenance (plastic exchange with unpredictable weather), electrical and hydraulic network maintenance, hydroponic system maintenance, equipment maintenance (pumps, timers), material accidents or problems with employees, and accidents. with labor are indirect costs that need to be planned for.
Those who have invested in a hydroponic project through financing still have interest and fees to pay during their productive life.
Note that when we detail some costs and, when we associate with the other amounts invested, adding to these the costs with depreciation, defined as the replacement cost of the goods, after their useful life or replacement due to technological lag, we can think about price and benefit.
Through the above, we reach a very important discussion threshold in strategic planning, which is the “formation” of the price of your product.
By definition, the composition of the value of a product can be subdivided into an objective part (inherent costs of production or production cost) and a subjective part, the degree of satisfaction with the consumption of the brand linked to the product, for example, and that the difference between the cost and the sale is your profit.
Briefly, the objective of this article was to highlight the real need to survey all the variables necessary for the production of a hydroponic product and that the success of the company is linked to how assertive the entrepreneur is in this planning.
We hope we have contributed this information to your success in completing your hydroponics project.
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