Having an abundance of packaging supplies in inventory may sound like a smart business strategy—but the carrying costs for doing so are higher than you would guess, unnecessary and avoidable.
Today, more and more companies identify inventory management as a top priority, but they aren’t computing inventory carrying costs. Instead, they’re using rough estimates.
How to fight inventory overload
Touchless or touch-free restrooms have been around for years. But with the COVID-19 pandemic fueling increased demand for touchless solutions, more high-traffic organizations, including government offices and educational institutions, are moving swiftly to fully touchless restrooms.
No surprise—consumers prefer touchless, too. Studies show that now more than ever, people are more cautious about using public areas when away from the safety of their homes. They notice and value the hygienic and convenient aspects of facilities that help them avoid or minimize touching surfaces.
Earth Day 2021 is this week! This year’s theme, Restore Our Earth™, speaks to the idea that every one of us needs a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health, survival and happiness—and that a healthy planet is not an option, it’s a necessity. And we agree.
The history of Earth Day
The first Earth Day, which kicked off in the U.S. in 1970, marked the beginning of a now-worldwide effort to support an environmental movement that continues today.
If your business relies on packaging, whether to fulfill e-commerce shipments or for other purposes, keeping a ready supply of boxes is critical.
When you consider the amount of money you regularly spend on packaging, it makes good business sense to make sure you’re getting a fair price and good value—packaging that’s compatible with your equipment and fits and protects your products.
A clean facility. It’s a relatively simple concept. If a workplace looks and smells good, we recognize and appreciate it.
But for those who are in facility management, a clean facility means much more.
A clean environment benefits your customers and guests, employees and your organization’s bottom line. Research from ISSA1, a worldwide cleaning industry association, bears this out: Clean facilities are not just a cost. They generate revenue.
Customers notice a clean facility, especially these days
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic relief package spurred by the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. In the simplest of terms, the CARES Act provides funding for education and government entities to spend on COVID-related activities.
Each industry has its jargon, the industry-focused terminology that peppers conversations and serves as shorthand. The facility management (FM) industry is no exception. Here are some of the FM industry’s cleaning terms—some you likely know and, perhaps, some that will be new to you:
Antimicrobial soap – Cleaning detergent with antiseptic properties.
Bio-enzymatic – Cleaning products that use non-pathogenic “good” bacteria to digest wastes, soils, stains and bad odors.
The advent of retail stores began more than 100 years ago. We’ve been able to purchase items in bulk at membership clubs since the 1970s. And buying items online has been a convenience that dates back two decades.
As consumers, we’ve become so reliant on these purchasing channels and want endless choices. We demand more and more goods to be delivered to our homes, and we want manufacturers to know our every need—and anticipate our future desires.
Millions of online shoppers look forward to Amazon Prime Day. Members get a chance to go online, shop and save on more than one million deals across every category—from arts, crafts and sewing, to grocery items and women's shoes.
Prime Day history
Creating a safe and healthy workplace is a growing priority for all employers, especially as cold and flu seasons seem to hit harder each year and novel viruses emerge. To accomplish this goal, businesses must look beyond standard cleaning. Clean facilities don’t just look better—they provide a healthier, high-performing environment that makes for happier employees and customers, too.
Our new guide, Cleanliness at work—How to protect your people and your profits with LEAN cleaning, offers practical tips and techniques that help reduce risk and improve cleaning best practices.