If you’re looking for ways to save money on office supplies, you’re in luck.
A new survey from a division of Office Supply Company International (OSCO) found that most office supply companies are making the necessary adjustments to lower their costs, while still being profitable.
The survey found that the average price per office supply item was $0.50 to $0,30 more per year, but the average cost per customer was $2.85 to $3.30 more.
OSCO also found that while most companies are not increasing the number of employees, the average number of people who fill a role on the supply chain was increasing.
OSCO CEO Robert H. Siegel said he hopes the survey results will spur the businesses to reduce their costs.
OSCORPORATE: New study finds that the biggest mistake office supply stores make is using too many employees.
– Robert SiegelThe survey found more than half of respondents had seen a decrease in their average hourly cost from $2 per hour to $1 per hour.
OSCorporate Executive Director Chris Cate said that the survey highlights the importance of increasing productivity and reducing waste.
The average cost of an employee is $7.10 an hour, according to OSCORP’s data.
In the past, the cost per employee was closer to $7 per hour, Cate noted.
The survey also found the average supply chain cost per order was $8.15, up from $7 and $6.15 in the past two years, and that a typical supplier’s profit per order increased by $0 and $0 per order.
“The survey showed that the largest mistake office supplies stores make when it comes to saving money is using more than they need,” Cate told Next Big News.
“That’s why we recommend that every company that buys office supplies be aware of the cost of those supplies and use them only when needed.”
The survey surveyed over 1,000 companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The results will be presented to the National Association of Supply Chain Administrators on Monday, March 20.