We’ve all heard the sayings, “Use the right tool for the right job” and “you’re only as good as your tools.” These sayings are not only relevant to using the correct tools to make the job at hand easier, but that using the correct products and materials can improve efficiency, job quality and safety – while also ultimately saving your company money.
How to Choose the Right Products
While there is a wide selection of materials available to get a great variety of tasks done, it is vital that you choose the correct, quality products suited to each task at hand. Here are some tips to make selecting the right ones to make the task easier:
1.Understand what you need
Find out what the products are going to be used for, which employees will be using it, and what type of work it will be used for. Make sure you have the answers before making a purchase. This will help you avoid making impulse buys or being influenced by aggressive marketing campaigns.
2. Get a second opinion
Where possible, work with an external consultant who can help you assess needs and make the correct decisions based on these needs. External consultants are also able to give you industry relevant and current advice.
3. Shop around
Don’t settle for just any supplier, explore the industry to see what is out there. The Internet provides access to a wide range of specialised companies, why not take the time to browse?
4. Safety first
Employees are more productive in a safe and healthy work environment. It is important that you buy materials and supplies that are safe to use. It is also vital that employees are trained to safely use these products.
5. It’s not just about price
Don’t just look at prices, also take aspects like reputation, and service record into consideration. Remember the saying, “You get what you pay for.” It is almost always a better idea to buy quality products that cost a little bit more than buying the cheapest option that you will probably have to replace soon.
6. Look for convenience
Because, “time is money”, you instantly save money when you save time. Once you have established your requirements, why not try to match this with a supplier who can provide a level of convenience by delivering your required materials and supplies every month.
If in doubt about your requirements, consult Brian Roberts Agencies – the industry experts. Why not give us a call? We’d love to have a chat and to give you some professional input.