If you are in high-volume industrial foodservice or hospitality, or any other industry that requires the use of a commercial dishwasher, you know how important it is to keep your equipment running efficiently. You likely have a maintenance contract with the manufacturer or a vendor who is authorized to service your machines, and they are probably doing their job well. Should anything go wrong, you call them and they are there for you. In all likelihood, you are very happy with the level of service you are receiving and don’t want to change a thing. What you may not know is that you could be paying for services or items that you don’t use. You might even be paying too much for your dishwashing maintenance service contract. SIB is a cost reduction company that can help your organization find opportunities to reduce dishwasher maintenance expenses and other fixed expenditures.
Cost Reduction Strategies for Dishwasher Maintenance
Even though you could be paying inflated rates for your dishwasher maintenance contracts, it is no fault of your accounting department that some cost reduction opportunities may have been missed. With no industry standard data to benchmark against, there is really no way to tell what fair market value you should be paying. SIB has deep experience in the industry with access to a broad number of dishwasher maintenance contracts, enabling an approach that measures your expenses against benchmarks across your specific industry.
Leveraging our knowledge of the industry, SIB can also measure the level of service you are receiving against industry standards and note how far from fair market value your current contracts stray. Examining variable costs such as the chemicals you use and what you are paying for in terms of maintenance and service versus what you actually use, SIB compares these numbers to what the best possible pricing is from your vendor as well as others in the industry. This thorough process helps to ensure that we are able to negotiate the best possible terms and rates for your specific needs.
Many vendors offer a one-size-fits-all contract to most of their clients, and this may put you in a position of paying for unnecessary services. SIB’s expense management experts go deep into your dishwashing maintenance and other service contracts, looking for add-ons that just don’t make any sense to consolidate or remove unnecessary items. Armed with the necessary industry knowledge across a wide range of services, SIB is able to identify opportunities for savings and negotiate lower rates. This proven cost reduction strategy has paid off for many companies, and SIB can likely help your organization as well.
SIB’s Cost Reduction Process and No-Risk Approach
SIB takes a detailed approach to reducing your dishwasher maintenance costs. There is never a need for you to examine voluminous amounts of historical data, as we only look at the most recent three months of your billing and your utilization of these services during that time. We look at your contract terms and service levels, correct billing errors, and ensure contract compliance, obtaining the appropriate credits or refunds as applicable.
We will identify ways in which we can optimize your service and negotiate better terms and rates based on a vast database of benchmark rates that will not require you to change vendors or cause interruption to your service. We will continue to monitor your dishwasher maintenance service for contract compliance to help ensure that any future savings opportunities are consistent and identifiable. Finally, SIB charges nothing up front for our services, assuming all risk for assessing your systems. If we are unable to find ways to reduce your fixed costs, you don’t pay.
Contact SIB today to learn how you can reduce expenses on dishwasher maintenance and other fixed costs today.