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Cost in use evaluations –
Dispensing Solutions
Efficient, controlled
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more than a simple equation?
Inefficient Dispensing consumption
F3Design offers you a portal to
THE SEEMINGLY SIMPLE ECONOMICS OF PURCHASING BATHROOM TISSUE
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MAY NOT BE AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS YOU THOUGHT. JONATHAN HOOPER,
MARKETING MANAGER IN CHARGE OF THE RENOWNED DA VINCI BRAND, EXPLAINS the World Wide Web.
SOME OF THE HIDDEN COMPLEXITIES AND HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR BUDGET.
In a complicated world there is every reason areas, especially if there are sudden rushes of
for washroom dispensers and tissue buyers to traffic that have to be dealt with; surely not! So
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want to look for the simplest way to evaluate the question remains, why bother?
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competing claims. Often and perhaps not
way...
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Well how about the fact that such a buyer,
unreasonably, regarded as a commodity
maybe through a lack of training and
purchase, cost is king.
subsequent lack of knowledge, is not buying
CARPET &
The maths are none to complex. The cost of the most cost efficient deal around at all. In
the roll of tissue divided by the number of fact he or she may inadvertently be actually
REGULARS
sheets on a roll, gives you the price per sheet. costing the company more as a result of UPHOLSTERY CARE
There’s the base line established then. In high buying apparently cheaper tissue. Does this grabbing armful of the stuff, just in case. The Let’s now consider the second aspect. more cost. Similarly there is the issue of
usage areas, particularly those where the very sound something of a wild claim? Some consequent reduction in waste tissue from We have spoken blithely of changing rolls of additional stocking and storage for the extra
highest of hygiene standards is not an absolute smoke and mirrors trick that make a simple Discsa ovv ein r cgs os
wi t-t i controlled dispensing is obvious when you tissue and of excess waste in dispensed tissue, tissues that are going to be needed toh n-use
priority, quality is less of an issue. So then piece of arithmetic complicated to someone think about it. Significantly in quantitive terms, but maybe we have not yet thought through the replenish single roll dispensers whose content
cost per sheet is what it’s all about. Simple! else’s benefit somewhere down the line? studies monitoring continuous pull through other ramifications of those statements. has been prematurely and wastefully
Editor’s Voice
A familiar refrain and let’s be honest, not a Consider this key concept. The equation is don’t actually dispensing as opposed to controlled The regular monitoring and cleaning regime for discarded. They don’t walk there by
wholly unreasonable standpoint. When there is perhaps after all, not such a simple one. Take need and yet are still able to dry dispensing, have recorded excess waste as the washroom facility is an expertly devised themselves and if the idea of working out the
little need to impress, when throughput is high, that on board, open the mind and those who
The stains of Christmas past
their hands properly. These people aren’t
high as 15% for the former method. Hang on
plan of work to give the most efficient and
cost of the necessary additional floor space
often in bursts of activity such as at (say) come around to that idea can recognise and hooligans or vandals, they are just doing what to that number. effective balance between the desired high (and we have sympathy here!) is perhaps a
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football grounds or airports, then having deliver real cost benefits, bottom line profits, The other control area to address is the refilling hygiene and presentational standards and the
little too tortuous to contemplate, it does
human beings do. Presented with a drying
sufficiently well stocked dispensers and a to their employers and customers. So how
highlight the way to arrive at cost in use
medium that draws through like a rope, they of the dispensers. With a single roll dispenser, costs of achieving them. Changes in the
clean facility, are the priorities. hard is that going to be? Well it is really only
calculations that establish robust criteria by
about thinking things through and putting them
have no practical and easy way of discerning nobody would blame the stadium facilities method of dispensing tissue can have dramatic
which to make proper management decisions.
What is the value in looking beyond cost per
into what are usually very familiar contexts.
how much tissue they need to dry their hands. operator, who seeing that the roll is nearing the and perhaps unexpected consequences. For
sheet or cost per dry? If the proposal isn’t, at So they take what they think they need and end and knowing that the full time whistle is
example, if there is excessive over usage of These are real costs that should properly be
first glance, the least expensive option, what
The first aspect to consider is about control. then a bit. Just in case! Presented with the flat about to be blown, changes the roll to make tissue, washroom waste containers can quickly taken into account when making accurate and
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other aspects need to be considered? The
That itself then splits into two key areas, the towel, they feel qualified to make a judgement. sure that there are no dispensers running low become both an eyesore and a slips and trip professionally detailed analyses of cost in use
aesthetics of having all the dispensers looking
dispensing of the tissue and the on-going They need two or three sheets. The Da Vinci when the crowd make their way home. Good hazard when they are overfilled. Simple to statistics. They can make significant savings
pleasingly uniform, the advantages of dealing
filling and the refilling of the dispenser. lever controlled dispensers make them think decision though that may be, perhaps 20% of correct, of course, just empty them more often. without huge additional effort. Just a more
Law and Order
with a single supplier may no doubt be factors, Dealing with dispensing first. Many hand- each time before taking a further sheet. That the roll may still be usable. It won’t be used
So more monitoring visits are needed. professional view of the interrelated costs that The NCCA offer advice on stain
but they clearly are not exclusive to any one drying dispensers are designed to provide slows the process of coming to a decision. though. It will be thrown away as waste. So by So how much added cost is involved there?
deliver great washroom solutions and happy
single manufacturer. Now it is clear that there controlled paper consumption. They do not Two 2ply sheets may be sufficient to dry their combining these dispensing and refilling Well we don’t know. The answer must
employers and customers. So perhaps not
may be low usage situations where the allow continuous pull through and by hands. A 1ply towel may need more. The point results, suddenly what seemed to be a simple inevitably be dependent upon each
such a simple equation, but after all, not so
dispenser aesthetics and the drying capability presenting the towel to the user as a flat sheet, is that the manner in which the tissue/towel is arithmetical answer to achieve the most organisation and all will differ to a greater or
difficult either. removal with a festive twist!
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of the tissue take greater prominence, and the drying area is maximised. So the user can’t dispensed makes it a more deliberate and thus economical cost in use solution is perhaps out lesser extent. What we do know is, it isn’t free!
price is less of an issue, but in high volume pull out great handfuls of tissue which they less wasteful decision process than simply by as much as 35%. And not in a good way! More work, more employee time expended, www.davinci-dispensing.co.uk
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