2020 is here and for many, the new year brings new facility management goals. Between training, managing the team, maintaining safety, and improving efficiency, you have a lot on your plate.

At Midlab, we formulate products and develop solutions that help simplify cleaning and training for your crew. With almost 40 years in the industry, we understand the need for solutions that work as efficiently as possible. To help keep Everything Clean in your facility, here’s some important tips to remember going into the new year.

Do a Year-End Assessment of Your Facility

This time of year calls for reflection. How has facility efficiency been this year? Have you noticed any areas of opportunity within daily operations? With your team?

If so, an assessment of your internal processes and the results they’ve produced this year can be a great way to uncover new opportunities for increased efficiency. Now is the perfect time to assess things like the building’s condition, your efficiency factor, operational costs, and more.

More often than not, there is room for improvement within a facility. Whether it’s cutting down on wasted resources or training time, you could be missing an opportunity to increase your bottom line. In addition to financial savings, you may also find unique opportunities to improve on other areas, such as employee retention and corporate social responsibility.

Analyze the Budget… What Do the Numbers Say?

In any industry, budgets are used as a way to predict and manage a company’s financial future. From schools and government institutions to restaurants and hotels, budgeting helps business owners and managers identify current efficiencies and potential areas of opportunity within the facility.

For example, when you analyze the budget, take time to carefully go through product purchases over the last year or two. Have they increased? What happened around that time that may have caused the increase? A common cause of spending increases can be the training of new employees. A lack of proper knowledge of your products or processes can lead to wasted money due to product misuse. It can also lead to ineffective cleaning, which may cause problems of its own.

Set Improved Cleaning Goals

One of the most important things to remember about the cleaning industry is that it’s always changing. With new technology being introduced to the market every year and a growing interest in green cleaning, many people are seeking out brands that make a noticeable, active effort to think towards the future.

That being said, it’s important to set new goals every year. Striving to meet new cleaning, safety, operational, or sustainability goals (just to name a few) can help make your facility more efficient, while meeting the needs of forward-thinking customers, prospects, and partners.

In addition to improved efficiency and an innovative outlook, setting new goals in your facility can also help boost employee morale and motivation. Just make sure you base any new goals on various factors, including past performance and current operations. As a starting point, here’s a good tip for setting goals…

According to a 2019 article on SMART Business Goals, you’ve set realistic goals if they are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time-Based

Meet Midlab

If you’re new to us, you may be wondering… who is Midlab? In short, we’re a global leader that specializes in cleaning formulations and innovative solutions with a strong focus on providing the best possible customer care. Our company wide Everything Clean mindset applies to much more than just helping our partners clean their facilities and train their crews. It speaks to our commitment to continued innovation and improvement— not just for ourselves, but for our community.

Looking for a way to make your facility more efficient with innovative cleaning and training solutions in 2020? Then, you’re already off to a great start!

To learn more about Midlab or get started with us today, visit us at midlab.com or give us a call at (800) 467-6294. What we do may not be exclusive to us, but the way we do it is!

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