It is getting popular to apply RFID Technology in the laundry process for automated garment identification and sorting. Healthcare organizations are tagging linens and gowns to monitor usage and inventories and automate distribution. RFID reduces shrinkage and the need for staff. Industrial laundries and commercial cleaners are also using RFID technology to improve inventory control, reduce labor cost and optimize the life-cycle management of individual textiles and garments. Real-time traceability delivers more accurate and timely billing and enhances customer satisfaction.
Omnia Technologies is specialized in the RFID technology development. With the know-how in laundry business process, Omnia provides superior RFID Laundry Tags. The laundry management system automatically tracks and manages laundry activity for customer-owned and rental uniforms and linens. The RFID technology works by electronically reading RFID tags attached to the uniforms and linens, allowing them to be automatically identified, counted and tracked. The system also facilitates sorting and validates pick-ups and deliveries at customer locations.
Benefits of using RFID in Laundry Management
This simple and transparent RFID based process, allows customers to be in complete control of their linen stock and can even inform the laundry when a new delivery is required. This can be done by simply scanning clean stock stored in linen rooms by their own staff to create an inventory that is uploaded to the cloud One of the main advantages for the customer is that they don’t have to manually count and sort the laundry which significantly reduces labour costs and increases accuracy.
Real-time tracking of the laundry items from point of pick-up, through sorting, washing or dry-cleaning, packaging, and distribution.
Reduced handling time at check in and check out on site and off site.
Automatic identification of misplaced and stolen items.
Accurate data capture regarding item life-cycle, inventory control, reusable asset sterilization control as well as automatic billing to end users.
Quality control can also reach higher levels of accuracy because the laundry is able to analyse and monitor the journey of individual items. This means it can identify when an item is reaching the end of its lifespan, so it can be replaced immediately. This results in fewer items being rejected manually during the laundry process and provides hotels with a further increased level of service efficiency.