IHCA Insight - Fall/Winter 2012 - (Page 12)
Can A Facility And Green?
Providing a clean environment for residents doesn’t have to mean using toxic chemicals that have a harsh effect on the environment. FlexPAC, a leading distributor of industrial packaging supplies and janitorial products, outlines little and big changes that can make a difference without costing a fortune.
BY CHRISTOPHER THEISEN
udgets and staﬀ continue to shrink. With this recent trend, how does a facility meet its business goals while being environmentally friendly, all while improving the bottom line? The answer is free help.
Value of Partnerships
Managers and team leaders are now being asked to perform daily tasks, not evaluate
processes or research new products. Keeping the day to day to-do list cleared is difficult enough without adding big-picture tasks to it. Most operations don’t have the time to sit back and evaluate their activities or products to ensure they are cost effective and “green.” That’s where a trusted distribution partner can be of huge value. A distributor should have staff whose job it is to research and test the latest trends and innovations related to the long term care and health care industries.
What if you don’t know what products or processes need improving? At FlexPAC our process consists of an initial discovery meeting before talking product solutions. During this process, you tell us what your business goals are. Looking to be more environmentally sensitive? Looking to reduce your spend on consumables? Looking to better utilize your maintenance staff? You drive the discussion. We then audit your processes and products to ensure they are meeting those
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