What does the future hold for your business’s linens? If linens are part of your daily operations, this is an important conversation to tackle. Linen supply and maintenance can make or break your business. The need will continue to grow and evolve.
Your onsite facility might just be too much of a burden to keep up. This is why linen service is the future for many businesses across different industries.
The easy, secure solutions they bring can help your business manage linen inventories more easily and efficiently. But what exactly does a linen service bring to your business?
There is no overestimating the importance of linens in any business. No matter what industry you belong in, clean linens are an integral part of keeping your facilities, employees, and clients safe. In some industries, the cleanliness and overall quality of linens play essential roles in maintaining productivity.
For many businesses, achieving this has always been a matter of keeping things in-house. Onsite facilities seem like the obvious choice, as they allow for better control. Outsourcing linen services is still a gamble. In the long run, however, having to run a separate facility that is outside your core expertise can take its toll on your business. The risks are higher – on cost, the quality, and lifespan of your inventory, and on management.
A reliable linen service provider can ease all that added burden. They can ensure, foremost of all, that your linens are of top-notch quality. Second, they have the capacity for equipment and expertise, not to mention the resources, to deliver consistent-quality linens. The decline in the quality of linens, which is at a faster rate with non-professional handling, affects businesses the same way – no matter the industry. Ensuring the consistency of your linens translates to protection against interruptions in your operations. Finally, your linens are cared for without needing your time and energy. No matter the situation elsewhere in your operations, you are sure that your linens are clean and ready for use.
Cost plays a major factor in deciding for or against outsourcing linen service. It sounds counterproductive to any cost-cutting efforts to move into rentals. If you factor in everything else that comes into a linen service, it eventually proves itself to be the more economic option. Done right, you are looking at big, long-term savings that go beyond numbers.
It is all a matter of spreading your resources – where they eventually end up in the process of securing your linen supply. With onsite facilities, you have to spend more than the initial cost of purchasing your linens. And then there’s the cost of the facility itself. From equipment to employees to space, they all take away from your resources. That’s where it becomes an endless loop of bills – equipment maintenance and upgrades, management and human resources, etc.
That’s where a linen service proves to be the more economical option. With a linen service, you don’t have to worry about maintaining onsite equipment. You don’t have to thin out managerial resources to manage additional personnel. All of your resources can simply go into the core of your business and not on linens.
No matter the size of your business or what industry you’re in, we’re here to help you figure out better ways to keep up with your linen needs. Call Crown Linen Service today at (800) 733-8090 to start the conversation today.