Uniforms cost money. There is no getting around the fact that uniforms are an investment for your organization. Poorly managed uniform programs waste considerable amounts of resources. However, a good uniform program provides a lot of benefits, including considerable time and cost savings.

We’ve complied some of the most expensive mistakes that organizations make related to uniforms:

  1. Excess uniform inventory and distribution: Whether it’s a box of unused uniforms or extra items getting handed out to employees, the cost of unnecessary inventory adds up quickly.
  2. No Control: If your program administrator tracks uniform orders on a spreadsheet, things are falling through the cracks. From our experience, this leads to your employees receiving incorrect garments for their job classification and/or more than their allotted number of eligible items.
  3. Program Administrator distracted from other duties: Often the individual responsible for managing the uniform program has other higher-value responsibilities within the organization. When he/she is spending their time holding employees’ hands to place orders, more important tasks are delayed or left uncompleted.
  4. Downtime dealing with issues: Your uniformed employees are wasting time dealing with improper sizing. Your Program Administrator is tracking down open orders and exchanges. A manager is digging through multiple boxes looking for the right item and size for a new employee. All these tasks add up rapidly and take away from revenue generating activities.
  5. Ordering the wrong item: With no accurate history of what’s been ordered for each employee, companies frequently place incorrect orders by guessing sizes and items. Then, you either have employees in poorly fitting uniforms, employees in the wrong uniforms or a new order must be placed.
  6. Extra services and fees: Many uniform providers include extra services that are often unused. For example, a lot of our current clients were charged by their previous uniform company for laundering uniform items when the employees were washing at home instead. It’s shocking how quickly those hidden fees can add up.

The bottom line: If your company doesn’t have a managed uniform program, YOU ARE WASTING MONEY!

With our Managed Uniform Program, you can easily track what has been ordered or spent on uniforms in any specific time period, per employee, department, or for your entire organization. The reporting features built into the system allow your team to correctly estimate future uniform budgets while optimizing the allocation of the current budget. Companies using Unitec’s Proximity System™ save 23.5% on average per year on their uniform program. Let Unitec do the same for you!

Is a Managed Uniform Program Right For You?

Our scorecard, crafted by experts in business efficiency and management, consists of nine straightforward questions about your uniform program. After completion, you'll receive a personalized score along with suggestions on how to refine and improve your uniform management process.

Key Benefits of Partnering with a Professional Uniform Distributor

When it comes to outfitting your team, the efficiency and effectiveness of your uniform program are paramount. By partnering with an experienced employee uniform distributor, you unlock a suite of benefits designed to streamline your operations, enhance your brand’s appearance, and save your organization both time and money. From ensuring the accuracy of uniform fulfillment to freeing up valuable administrative resources, a well-managed uniform program brings unmatched efficiency to the table. 

  1. Cost and Time Efficiency: Streamlines uniform management, reducing excess inventory and administrative burdens, leading to significant savings.
  2. Accuracy in Fulfillment: Ensures employees receive the correct uniforms in the right sizes, minimizing errors and waste.
  3. Enhanced Brand Image: Offers customization options to reinforce brand identity and professionalism through employee appearance.
  4. Simplified Administrative Process: Frees up program administrators to focus on core tasks, enhancing operational efficiency.
  5. Data-Driven Management: Provides detailed reporting and analytics for informed decision-making, helping to forecast needs and budget effectively.

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By partnering with Unitec Distribution Systems, organizations can get out of the uniform business and focus on their core operations. Schedule a Demo or 15-minute consultation to learn more about how our managed uniform program can simplify your operations.

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