1. Reduce Manual count and manual work
Big organizations with laundry requirements spend time sorting textiles for the purposes of the laundry. The sorting process is done with the help of 2-8 peoples. With RIFD systems, RIFD tags are attached to clothing item, and when that cloth move through assembly line, an RFID reader sends an signal to read the tag. When the tag is identified, the software determines where that cloth goes next in the process line.
2. Provide Wash Count accurately
The wash cycle of the clothing material help predict the end-of-the-life of the garment. Most clothing items help withstand a certain number of wash cycle before they start to wear and tear. When there is no record of wash cycle count, predicting the end of the life of the garment and clothing items if difficult which can cause delay in reordering of replacements.
RFID tags are sewed into every new fabric, and when garment is released from the washing machine, RFID readers detect the tags sewed in the garment. This way, the software keep update of wash count cycle. When the software detects the clothing have reached it’s maximum wash cycles, it can notify the user to reorder that type of clothing material. With RFID system in place, the company make sure that each garment or linen are in stock, and therefore there is no lag time.
3. Provide fast Visibility Into Inventory .
Without the proper visibility of the inventory, it becomes hard to run operations efficiently, and prevent items from being lost. If there is no inventory count system in place, there may be inefficiency in the day-to-day operations due to inaccurate inventory.
RFID tags sewed in the clothing items help companies to make inventory count faster and efficient. RFID readers installed in the storage room helps to find the lost items accurately. Counting the inventory before the clothing items received and when it is delivered makes sure nothing is lost in the laundry process.
4. Reduce Loss of the clothing items
Most companies across the world use manual inventory system to keep check on stolen clothing items. Unfortunately, manual counts have lots of human errors present in them. When the counting ceases, and some error comes in the count, the next step is to recognize the error in the system. Usually, when items are lost in the laundry process, there is no way to find the person responsible for it.
With unique code on each RFID tag enable the company to find the exact clothing lost, its last location. If a clothing item was taken from a room in a hotel, the guest can be charged for the linen which ensure company does not make any loss of money on the lost item.
Companies that rent textiles can get insights about their customers through the RFID tags on the clothing items. Clothing sewed with RFID tags helps keep track of information such as previous renter, rent date, and rent duration. Keeping the track of these records can enable the company understand item popularity, item history, and customer preferences.
6. Enable Accurate Check-In and Check-Out System
Maintaining the renting textile business can be complex unless the company installs a proper method to maintain information such as loan date, due date, customer information, and linen information. A RFID software can provide a custom database that not only stores the important information, but also notify the company on the due date. A system with these features allows companies to communicate approximate back-in-stock dates to their customers. Providing customers with approximate instead of assumed return dates improves customer relations.