Unmanaged versus managed PPE and safety workwear procurement

Unmanaged versus managed PPE and safety workwear procurement

Are you searching for ways to make your company PPE and safety workwear procurement as cost effective as it can be?

As businesses all over the world strive to make savings where they can, due to the global cost of living crisis, it’s never been more important for budget managers to reassess their processes and look for more ways to save on costs.

Having a PPE and safety workwear company manage your procurement effectively is one way to get the most from your budget and in this blog we look at the reasons why.

A business which knows your business

A managed PPE and safety workwear account means your supplier will get to know your requirements, even more so as the relationship lengthens and they can support you with a more tailored approach for your specific needs.

As your relationship with your account manager grows, you will feel confident that you can rely on them to source exactly the right PPE and safety products for your team. This affinity with your business, in turn, will mean less of your time wasted in getting your PPE and safety workwear correct and less chance of it being ineffective or unavailable.

Instead, you will benefit from having a dedicated team to contact with any queries and your supplier will always have the products you need, thanks to their knowledge of your business and stockholding capabilities.

The pitfalls of unmanaged PPE and safety workwear procurement

When you choose to approach several different businesses, as and when you need your PPE or safety workwear, not only do you run the risk of getting a service which doesn’t meet your business requirements, but also the response time may take longer.

You could be left facing longer lead times by just ordering off a website or trying to find an off-the-shelf item that’s right for your needs – this could leave your workforce at risk.

An account manager, who is an expert in PPE and safety workwear, can liaise with your health and safety teams to ensure absolute compliance. Without this expert knowledge, there is room for accidents and injury to occur.

In addition, when you want your business to be easily identifiable, you may find that there’s little flexibility for any bespoke garments that are required.

Additional ways to make PPE budget savings

Choosing a single supplier of PPE and workwear to manage your account doesn’t only save time – it saves on money.

Contego Safety Solutions’ Online Management Portal makes it easy for clients to see where further financial savings could be achieved and make informed decisions about future purchasing.

In addition, our Forecasting Supply Chain Management service provides accurate forecasting, including seasonal trends, for ultimate insight and financial planning.

Contego Safety Solutions stocks a wide range of corporate workwear, protective clothing and PPE, including our WEARMASTER® range. We also provide a bespoke uniform design and manufacturing service to ensure that you get precisely what you are looking for in a company uniform.

The friendly and expert team at Contego Safety Solutions is always on hand to give advice and guidance on the right PPE and protective clothing for your needs. Contact us now on 0800 122 3323 or sales@contegosafety.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

Published on 21 February 2023

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