Doing More With Less;
How to Come out Ahead on the Other Side of Budget Reductions
Dear Facilities Manager and Purchasing Professional,
There is little doubt there will be even more pressure on your custodial budget. Cutting supplies or delaying automation, however, is probably not the best answer. We have observed over 65 years of serving customers in the Midwest Region that it is easy to cut so much that supplies begin to conflict with, instead of serving, your intended purposes. The same is true of mechanization or automation. After cost-cutting, you are still faced with rising expectations, health challenges like MRSA and seasonal influenza, evolving green and sustainability requirements, and in some cases new uses of your facilities not envisioned when budgets were established. Cutting further in these traditional areas is not necessarily the best option, or your only one. We offer a better alternative and a proven methodology.
We know that $19 out of every $20 you spend in your Annual Cleaning Budget is on people. We want to help you use that fundamental fact to your advantage.
When you cut supplies, you are still working on a small portion - just 5 to 7 percent - of the average Annual Cleaning Budget. In other words, a 10% reduction in supplies nets about half of one percent from the overall budget! Yet supplies and automation are critical to productivity, achievement and building occupant satisfaction. So when you slice too deep, you handicap people doing already difficult jobs. Our solution is to help you concentrate on the largest part of the Annual Cleaning Budget: People Resources.
When you expand your viewpoint from cost-cutting to productivity enhancement, you reverse a trend of conflicts - between the needs of your custodial staff and the requirements of purchasing - that hurts your organization. You can implement plans that result in efficiencies (cost reductions) that also have demonstrable payoffs in quality and return-on-investment. This is because they are based on changes in processes, not on further reductions in quality or features of the equipment and materials your people have available to work with. We have the roadmap you need, and have helped hundreds of customers use it.
For more on this topic and/or a free evaluation contact:
Bob Moore 913-709-3881 or 800-727-7876 or email at email@example.com