Organizations in an industry that requires attention to detail—especially when it comes to laundering linens and employee uniforms—know just how much of an impact these services can have on their bottom line. The only problem: companies either don’t know how to save money on fixed costs like uniform, linen, and laundry services, or they are so intimidated by the process that they never get started in the first place.
That’s where SIB Fixed Cost Reduction comes in.
By tackling uniform, linen, and laundry service expenses head on, and utilizing our vast wealth of knowledge and experience, we help companies save on one of the necessary costs of their business without losing quality of service in the long run.
How Important are Uniform, Linen, and Laundry Services?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of the second quarter of 2015, there are over 200,000 establishments in the industry. IBISWorld puts the laundry industry at close to $5 billion. That leaves plenty of range for businesses to save some money.
Organizations in an industry where uniform cleaning and laundry services are part of daily business likely already have a contract with a vendor in place. Many businesses think that’s the end of the discussion—that there are no costs to be saved until the contract runs out. At SIB Fixed Cost Reduction, however, we prefer not to reach that conclusion until we’ve looked at the paperwork ourselves.
How It Works
The SIB Fixed Cost Reduction process begins with an examination of contract compliance. Simply put, is the vendor living up to the written promises they made at the beginning of the business relationship? If not, there may be some flexibility. And if an organization is being overcharged for items that weren’t part of the original agreement, then there are some potential cost savings there, as well.
In the world of linen and laundry services, organizations typically sign up for monthly contracts, which offers some immediate flexibility to change the service agreement. Even when entering long-term contracts, however, SIB can look over the language to identify a company’s options and highlight opportunities for savings.
Our team of experienced experts scours for paperwork errors, unpublished discount rates, and more to find other potential sources of cost reduction as well. Our experienced contract negotiators can help companies achieve a new contract if the current one isn’t up to snuff.
SIB Fixed Cost Reduction doesn’t charge any money if we can’t find any savings. This means that companies run very little risk in seeking out our help for cost reduction.
Get Started Today
Although uniform, linen, and laundry services might seem like contracts that will never budge, companies may be surprised at what they might find when really looking into their fixed costs. Our recommendation? Work with the experts. Contact SIB Fixed Cost Reduction to find out how we can put our process to work for your business, helping to identify the key strategies that can overhaul the way your company thinks about its costs.