How to save time when handling and administering work clothes
Textile logistics often demands a lot of time from textile responsible staff as well as from users who need to be able to easily pick up and return their work clothes every day. Therefore, it’s important to know what measures you need to take to improve the handling of textile logistics, as well as save valuable time.
Reduce administration with automatisation
Managing work clothes requires both time and dedicated personnel. On average, handling textile orders usually takes about 30 minutes per week and department. In addition, you need to handle internal distribution, size changes, and complaints. A common problem in many hospitals is that staff, to save time, pick up several sets of work garments even when they only need one for their shift. When clothing is piled up this way, it will result in a shortage of certain sizes – which increases the need for a larger textile stock. With this comes higher costs and a more frequent need to adjust orders and fill up with new clothes in dispenser cabinets. The goal is to have a turnover rate for the clothes as high as possible. To achieve this – withdrawal, return, washing, and transport must work seamlessly.
With an automated system for the administration and handling of textiles, you can easily save time and money. In addition, your staff will have more time for valued care work. Here are some of the benefits of an automated textile handling system:
You can connect your software to your laundry service partner, which enables real-time communication as well as regular updates regarding orders and stock management.
The system can ensure that the right amount of items always is in stock.
You get access to detailed statistics about each individual item, which helps you optimize your inventory in the best possible way.
You can create automatic purchase orders based on the number of items in your dispenser cabinets.
Manual handling requires experience and intuition – which means that you’re extra vulnerable when original staff is absent, for example, during holidays. With automated management, the learning period for temporary staff and colleagues will be shorter.
An important step in saving time is to create conditions that make it easier for your staff. It should be easy to pick up clothes, find the right sizes and return them. Today, there are several different textile logistics solutions that, with the help of RFID technology, can help your organization achieve better control over work clothes and the entire textile stock.
With the right textile logistics solution, you can save time by:
You can see which garments are located where
You know how many garments are left and if any item is missing
It is faster for staff to pick up clothes
The solution guarantees withdrawal of clothes, even if there is a power cut or if you don’t have an internet connection
We at Texi have long experience in textile logistics solutions. Contact us, and we will help you find the right solution for your needs!