Often, the uniform billing model is sold as a convenient way to keep track of expenses. If your bill is the same every month, you have no surprises. However, the biggest surprise is that the pre-set amount of inventory is three times more than your actual usage. In order to understand your uniform bill, you have to know how your uniform bill defines “inventory.” “Inventory” includes all products at your facility, all products in transit to the cleaning facility, and all products being cleaned by the service provider.
So that $0.05 per rag cost? Don’t multiply that by the 1,000 rags delivered to your plant last week – multiply it by the 3,000+ rags delivered, picked up, and being cleaned. You’re charged for this “inventory” every single service. As if being charged for 3 times the product wasn’t enough, you’ll also get charged for missing or damaged mats. The laundering company will add missing mats to your recurring monthly inventory. The costs add up quickly, and you could easily be paying three times as much as you should be.