Common Slip-Ups Concerning Your Supplies

Even though we try our best to avoid them… mishaps happen. Supplies can be a time consuming and expensive process without the right foundation for ordering.  Most people understand the basic concept of ordering supplies, however, they may not be as versed in on-time delivery, stock levels, and monitoring usage to ensure they are maximizing their annual supply budget.

Here are some common mistakes concerning supplies:

  1. Ordering the Wrong Amount
    The consumption of consumables within your office will change over time. Check your storage levels frequently, and take company growth into account when planning and communicating how much you’d like to order.
  2. Incompatible Products
    Do you have multiple dispenser styles and sizes in restrooms or break rooms throughout your building? As much as possible, keep dispenser sizes and types standard. This allows you to buy in bulk, which will save money and reduce the chances of running out. If your dispensers are not standardized, look for affordable soap dispenser designs which reduce the amount of product used per pump.
  3. Paying a Premium for “Green”
    Finding the right products to promote a healthy and environmentally sustainable work environment – while remaining within budget – can be challenging. Most major manufacturers now offer products that meet best practice and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines, within any budget.

By ordering janitorial supplies through the company that also provides your building maintenance and janitorial services, you can eliminate these problems while getting quality products at a good rate. Your City Wide Facility Services Manager is onsite regularly and can monitor your supply levels and usage over time. Their industry expertise and vendor contacts will take the pain out of product selection! Contact us for more information on how we can manage supplies for you.