How-to guides

Running a business can be challenging, so we have put together a collection of how-to guides to help you reduce costs, improve efficiency and more. From running an efficient warehouse to managing your lunch room supplies, we have you covered.

Access Direct is committed to helping local businesses like yours to succeed. Whether you are a running a hotel/motel, a cleaning business, an automotive dealership, a factory, a construction company or a café, you’ll find helpful tips and advice right here for you.

Housekeeper knocking on a door at the hotel

A Guide for Housekeepers

Housekeeping management is at the core of hotel operations and can make the difference between a reputed hotel and one that guests are unlikely to visit again. The primary housekeeping duty is to ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of hotel rooms and to ascertain that they are properly stocked with the supplies to which guests are entitled. A hotel housekeeping manager not only supervises housekeepers in conducting their duties but also investigates any complaints guests make and takes corrective action.

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A Guide for Canteen Managers

The Canteen Manager has responsibility for authorising purchases/ordering necessary products and produce to deliver a menu in line with the Nutrition in Schools Policy. The Canteen Manager has responsibility for the management of the Canteen and direction of Canteen assistants and volunteers. It is therefore essential that a reliable, value driven supplier is on hand for those last minute requirements for canteen supplies.

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A Guide for Automotive Service Managers

The service manager oversees the service department and is responsible for controlling costs, building a loyal client base, maintaining good employee relations and providing them with comfortable facilities, as well as setting and obtaining sales and profit objectives and maintaining service records Additionally, they must satisfy service concerns of all Customers, ensure that service is performed at the highest level and operate the department profitably. With juggling so many tasks in the fast paced and competitive automotive sector, requiring essential supplies to ensure employee satisfaction is a must.

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A Guide for Operations Managers

For the operations manager: your key responsibility is to ever sharpen productivity in your workplace and ensure minimum downtime & wastage of valuable resources. You measure your Delivery In Full On Time (DIFOT) and hold yourself accountable to continual and never ending improvement around these numbers.

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A Guide for Facility Managers

A facilities manager is responsible for making sure that buildings and their services meet the needs of the people that work in them. They are accountable for services such as cleaning and general maintenance to make sure the surrounding environment is in a suitable condition to work.

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