CMMS Lets You Know When Your Maintenance Facility Needs More Salt

October 28, 2015
1 min

While the temperatures are still warm for now, winter will be here before you know it and if you order bulk salt then you probably should be thinking about it now, rather than later – as part of your preventative maintenance plan.


Whether you run a maintenance department with a large parking lot or need it as part of a snow removal contract, there are a few things to take into consideration when choosing who to order from. Some of you probably already have a favorite vendor but here are a few things to keep in mind whether this is your first order or your 50th:



Pricing is always a consideration as long as you don't trade a good price for poor service. Try to find a competitive price where the supplier doesn't require an excess purchase. You know how much you need so don't feel you have to order more just to get a good deal because if you don't use the excess, then you've wasted money anyway.


Delivery Options

It's easier to handle your bulk salt order if you find a vendor that will provide it to every location you need. Whether it's staging locations for a snow removal contract or multiple facility locations, find a vendor who can accommodate you.


Experience and References

Just as with any vendor or contractor, you want experience and references to ensure that you are getting the best service possible. You don't want to be left hanging when you need it the most.


Buying Retail

Smaller companies may find it more cost effective to simply buy what they need at a warehouse supply store or a big box store. Obviously, you have to find what works best for you and your maintenance facility but make sure that you have a plan in advance so that you don't find yourself needing something without being able to get it in time.


Read More:   Cutting Costs NOT Corners


Having a preventative maintenance plan in place is easier with CMMS, a Computerized Maintenance Management Software system from Maintenance Care. You can easily keep up with all of your favorite vendors and know exactly when it is time to place an order.


free work order template



Ready to Optimize
Your Maintenance Operations?

Experience the power of Maintenance Care first-hand by getting a demo or trying our FREE forever software.