If you’re reading this article, there is a high probability that you are concerned about the costs of your existing uniform program. There are three main categories of expenses with uniform programs: products, distribution, and management.

Uniform Product Cost

Jackets, shirts, and pants, oh my! There is no limit to the number of uniform options available. Even within specific categories, there are countless possibilities. For example, selecting a polo shirt is challenging due to the number of manufacturers and magnitude of available colors, fabrics, cuts, sleeve lengths, and pockets. The team at Unitec Distribution Systems has extensive knowledge of different uniform options throughout all industries and job responsibilities. Unitec’s Account Managers take the time to learn what your employees need and present the best options within your budget. This helps narrow down options to make the most cost-effective selections.

Uniform Distribution Fees

A company’s uniform distribution cost includes increasing shipping rates, square footage used for storage, and valuable time to sort and issue items to individual employees. Having multiple departments and/or locations can increase costs, however, Unitec Distribution Systems offers a variety of distribution solutions from our centralized warehouse. We can ship directly to your employee’s homes or to specific offices based on what makes the most sense for your organization. As orders leave our warehouse, everything is packaged by employee to make onsite distribution easy!

Uniform Program Management Expenses

Uniform program management is the most critical aspect to overseeing and maintaining your budget. A well-managed uniform program includes spending or item quantity limitations by job description during a specified timeframe based on your organization’s needs. It also provides reporting on usage and distribution by a variety of criteria. At Unitec Distribution Systems, we combine our industry-leading uniform program software with our dedicated Account Managers to help you control your uniform program by taking you out of the uniform business. Our managed uniform program lets you focus on more important tasks.

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.

The Key to Controlling Your Uniform Program Costs: A Managed Solution

In the intricate balance of maintaining a professional, cohesive uniform program and adhering to budget constraints, a managed uniform program emerges as the essential strategy for cost control. Here’s how partnering with a managed uniform program can streamline your expenses while upholding quality and brand consistency:

1. Access to Strategic Sourcing: A managed uniform program leverages collective buying power and industry expertise for securing uniforms as cost effectively as possible. If a product is out of stock with one provider, a managed uniform provider can help explore and source alternative solutions quickly. 

2. Durable Selections for Long-Term Savings: Opting for a managed program means access to expert support for finding the most appropriate and high-quality uniform items for your team. Sourcing more durable items translates to fewer replacements, directly impacting and reducing long-term uniform costs.

3. Streamlined Standardization Process: Managed uniform programs excel in creating standardized uniform policies that are both cost-effective and brand-consistent. This standardization simplifies inventory and purchasing processes, yielding significant savings by minimizing excess and ensuring efficient use of resources.

4. Advanced Inventory and Distribution Management: With cutting-edge technology solutions, managed uniform programs offer efficient inventory management and optimized uniform distribution strategies. These systems minimize waste, reduce excess stock, and ensure timely delivery, cutting down on both storage and logistics costs.

5. Continuous Program Evaluation and Optimization: Managed uniform programs include regular reviews and adjustments, ensuring your uniform strategy remains aligned with your company’s evolving needs and market conditions. This proactive approach allows for the identification of cost-saving opportunities without sacrificing the quality or integrity of your uniforms.

6. Employee Satisfaction and Reduced Waste: By involving employees in the selection process and providing high-quality uniforms, managed programs enhance employee satisfaction. Happy employees are more likely to care for their uniforms, reducing waste and unnecessary replacement costs.

7. Controlled Costs: Between implementing systems to control uniform purchases and employee distribution to real-time insights into uniform usage and spending, you’ll have complete control over your uniform program and the associated costs. This clarity and efficiency in cost management support overall financial health and sustainability.

Embracing a managed uniform program is more than a strategic decision—it’s a commitment to operational excellence. By leveraging the comprehensive benefits of a managed solution, businesses can achieve significant cost control, ensuring their uniform program enhances their brand without overextending their budget.

Full-Service Custom Uniform Supplier

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.

Ready to Learn More?

If your company struggles with finding the right uniform items or controlling your uniform program, then working with a managed uniform supplier may be a great fit for your organization. Unitec Distribution Systems has established relationships with numerous uniform manufacturers and has developed proprietary software to control your uniform program.

This means that we’re able to control the procurement process, ensure brand consistency, and stay within budget, all while offering your employees high-quality, comfortable, and safe uniform options.

We Take You Out of the Uniform Business!

Unitec Distribution Systems takes the headaches out of managing your uniform purchases and distribution. Our innovative combination of proprietary uniform software, industry expertise, wide-range of uniform products, and customer service will transform the way your company orders, distributes, and manages uniforms for your employees. Together, we’re able to streamline uniform distribution while improving morale and reducing waste.

Unitec is a certified women-owned uniform supplier.