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Lower operating costs and maximize your workforce

April 20, 2012
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FRAMINGHAM, MA — With financial constraints impacting facility operations and the ever growing amount of new cleaning solutions appearing on the market, facility managers are constantly facing decisions for streamlining efficiencies and making the most of their resources, according to a press release.

In a recent webinar with Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences (AICS), noted that in one example, 30 percent of the maintenance and operating budget was dedicated to custodial and facility management — more than any other line item, the release stated.

According to the release, to help facility managers better review their operations (from workforce management to supplies), make strategic decisions that benefit the overall health of their buildings and maximize their workforce, Staples Advantage offers helpful tips:

• Look at the scope of work
• Assess risk levels
• Evaluate innovative options.

When every budgetary line item is heavily scrutinized, it is important for facility managers to not only look at which solutions are best for their building(s), but to look at the best way to allocate their team to ensure that the health and high standards of the building, occupants and cleaning staff are being met, the release noted.

For more information on the above tips, click here.

Click here to read the complete release.

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