Strategies & Solutions for Operational Savings
We Know Operational Savings in Sanitation & Hygiene
The pressure is on in the Sanitation & Hygiene industry. Experienced labor is harder than ever to find, the challenge to source product is real, and the costs for both labor and product are through the roof when you can find it.
This all as the focus on healthier indoor environments — and the deeper level of clean required to achieve it — has become increasingly intense, driving increased demand for contract cleaners and pushing Sanitation & Hygiene operations harder to perform.
- Prices for products and materials has increased anywhere between 10% and 600% depending on the item (CleanLink October 2021)
- 51% of Sanitation & Hygiene operations are currently seeking help to manage elevated cleaning demands, additional square footage, and increased workloads (Facility Cleaning Decisions Management Survey 2021)
- 44% of cleaning managers were looking for improved productivity in 2021, a 31-percentage point increase over 2020 (Facility Cleaning Decisions Management Survey 2021)
- The demand for contract cleaners is expected to grow 12% through 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021)
With so much beyond your control, how can you reduce the operating costs of your commercial cleaning enterprise while meeting, or even exceeding, the increased demands for cleanliness? The answer is in adopting a holistic approach that strategically aims to affect cumulative incremental savings across many areas versus trying to realize huge savings from just one.
Reducing Overhead and, Especially, Labor Costs
In this multi-pronged approach to realizing meaningful operational savings, the obvious starting point is taking a hard look at ways to trim your overhead expenses — with a hard focus on labor costs — without negatively impacting the level of clean. We offer these five tips for getting that done:
Tip #1: Efficiency Saves Money
From ordering to product usage, you can run your operations more smoothly and efficiently while lowering operating costs with products and solutions designed for maximum value, efficiency and ROI.
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Tip #2: Keep It Simple
Products designed with simplicity in mind are easier to use, resulting in less training and much more productivity for your team members. That adds real value, empowers your associates, and leads to much less frustration. And, importantly, has a direct positive impact on your cost of labor.
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Tip #3: Get Portion Control
Optimizing your portions reduces the chronic problem of overuse, which significantly cuts down on loss and waste over the long haul.
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Tip #4: Realize Purchasing Power
Work with an integrated one-stop, total solutions provider to realize better pricing via volume discounts while reducing the time and effort spent managing a complex supply chain.
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Reducing Unnecessary Waste
Waste, across the board, is an operational cost killer. And although product overuse and lack of efficiency are the biggest culprits, there are other areas across the operation where waste is hurting your bottom line.
Tip #1: Make Product Go Further
Getting handles to last longer reduces waste and, ultimately, your carbon footprint all the while saving money.
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Tip #2: Get the Right Equipment Brushes
Products that work more efficiently help save you money. So do products designed to run for the long-haul boasting gentle, low-impact action for enhanced durability, less maintenance, less breakage, and longer intervals between replacement.
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Tip #3: Get the Most from Your Resources
Optimizing resource usage via products designed for the ultimate efficiency means using less chemicals, less electricity, less water and more trees.
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Tip #4: Color Code It
Leverage color-coded products designed to fit into your HACCP Plan, preventing cross-contamination that could result in costly recalls and waste thanks to food being thrown away.
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Tip #5: Antimicrobial is Better
Change to: One anti-microbial mop does the same amount of cleaning as dozens of traditional mops, with an additive to reduce mold growth and prevent spread of bacteria. Anti-microbial mops are better, giving customers the ability to save time, money and germs.
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With climate change never more front and center, sustainability continues to be of utmost importance to customers and consumers requiring operators to “go green” to actively reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Tip #1: Reduce Your Garbage Volume or Use Environmentally Friendly Plastics
Continuously audit your product and solution lines with an eye toward cutting the amount of trash and waste your operation generates. Also look for manufacturers that are designing products that contain less plastics.
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Tip #2: Employ Creative Ways to Reuse Existing Material
Find ways to replace disposables with reusable items to save on expense. And partner with a manufacturer who actively looks to repurpose what otherwise would have been thrown out such as reusing scrap materials or production mistakes to save on materials and resources.
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Tip #3: Get Clear on Recycling
Wherever possible, use products with packaging that’s 100% recyclable, understand what can and can’t be recycled by your local facility, and find ways to turn something seemingly old and useless into something fresh and productive.
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Adopting More Economical Solutions
Adopting a more economical approach to your operations doesn’t mean buying your solutions on the cheap. It means demanding the kind of quality, commercial-grade products that give you maximum value and allow you to get the maximum amount of work done. And that positively impacts your bottom line.
Tip #1: Don’t Confuse Economical and Cheap
Demanding high-quality, commercial-grade products and solutions — versus those lower-priced options that might, at first blush, might seem to save you money — is really the much more economical play and will prove friendlier to your bottom line in the long run.
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Tip #2: Buy for the Long Haul
Minimize premature loss and replacement costs by investing in the kinds of products and solutions designed to last — and work — much longer.
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Tip #3: Make the Most of Your Team’s Hours
Reduce your team’s training hours and workload with products designed to be intuitive, easy to use, and get the maximum amount of work done for the least effort.
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Tip #4: Take a Practical Approach
Reach beyond the theoretical to leverage tried and true methods that work effectively in the field. Like color coded products that offer a broad range of function and many substantive advantages.
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Seek Smarter Solutions
Working smarter — by tapping products that boast innovative design and incorporate new technologies — also leads to increased productivity through better efficiency.
Tip #1: Embrace Technology
Whenever possible, tap innovative solutions that incorporate advanced technology that help your team do their jobs better and easier, increase their efficiency, help prevent mistakes, and minimize waste.
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Tip #2: Don’t Be Afraid of Color
Improve your operations by designating color-code solutions to different tasks or work areas/zones. Doing so helps enhance organization, significantly improve hygiene, and, importantly, delight the health inspector.
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Tip #3: Seek an Active New Product Pipeline
Work with a manufacturer that listens to customer feedback and needs while anticipating future trends to fuel aggressive new product development.
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Tip #4: Benefit from Better Integration via Acquisition
Partner with a manufacturer that innately understands what’s needed to continually enhance their integrated solutions offerings and get you the complementary products your business needs via an active acquisition strategy.
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