An analysis of the quality and operational efficiency of the Crest Clean franchise

Selvaraj, Sethuram and Harnett, Denise (2018) An analysis of the quality and operational efficiency of the Crest Clean franchise. Applied Management Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, Wintec.

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In the commercial cleaning business, quality and hygiene of the workplace plays a very significant role. This research aims to analyse the existing operational process and cleaning quality of the cleaning services delivered at Centre Place, Hamilton from Crest Clean Limited. The drawbacks in the quality of the cleaning process are projected in this research. The areas of operation that can be improved are identified by reviewing the process. The research also helps to understand and identify inefficiencies in the cleaning operations of Crest Clean. To eliminate drawbacks, key recommendations and possible solutions are presented through proportionate ways and research questions. The research objective states the operational efficiency of the Health & Safety measures, cleaning activities and quality of the cleaning through constant customer feedback in Centre Place and in the management of quality issues based on the quality expectations of the client. The research discovers the issues in the cleaning liquids used for cleaning, and drawbacks in operational efficiency. The entire cleaning tasks involved in Centre Place are disclosed in this report which includes the whole process till leaving the office doors of Centre Place. A qualitative research methodology is used for this research and the approach was through an interview with the Centre Place food court manager, Crest Clean Franchise owner and workers, six months feedback log, and practical hands-on experience for one year of cleaning work at Centre Place food court with Crest Clean.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Proceedings of the Applied Management Conference, business, management, marketing, commercial cleaning businesses
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:6285
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Deposited On:18 Oct 2018 20:43
Last Modified:18 Oct 2018 20:43

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