Controlling a production plan occurs through a management chain where a plan is set out and dispersed downwards to workers and subcontractors. Often an intense period of management is required initially to assign/assist/direct employees. Management must focus on co ordination and administration.
Throughout the process monitoring is essential. Contractor safety, ensuring the property is protected from pests, disease, weeds and environmental hazards, maintenance of irrigation systems, fertilising regimes and livestock health are all aspects that require constant monitoring. Using a log book or checklist to regularly observe changes or foresee potential hazards is imperative. When years of production have previously occurred a comparison can be made between the years to pre empt likely problems.
Evaluating occurs as a part of the supply and demand chain where as a manager you consider what can be sold and what has sold, what is popular and how will you keep up with supply, deciding on amounts for future years and also trialling other methods that may improve output or income. Getting feedback from customers is important of course and, along with networking helps you judge the future outlook and allows you to lock in contracts ahead of time.