Linen Manager

 

The UHF-RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled Linen Manager System was introduced to tackle the unique issues faced by hotels and casinos worldwide with regards to the management of their linen. Foundation Logic's Linen Manager is the leading asset management system specifically designed to automate linen operations in hotels, casinos, hospitals and other linen intensive industries.

 

Through the use of RFID technology, the system allows the efficient tracking of each individual item in your linen and terry inventory. This in turn creates opportunities for significant reductions in expenses, savings in the time and effort involved in processing linen, and elimination of many accounting procedures, including purchasing, receiving, and order reconciliation.

 

 

Key Benefits

Reduce linen related expenditure through better inventory control:

  • Make Your Vendors Accountable - The Linen Manager tracks vendor performance to ensure an accurate count of items sent to and returned from cleaners and suppliers

  • Keep Your Linen Inventory At Optimal Levels - The Linen Manager provides instant, accurate inventory information on all linen in inventory, including a detailed history of every garment. Comprehensive reports ensure that optimal inventory levels are maintained and prevent unnecessary purchases.

  • Ensure That the Correct Linen Standards Are Maintained - The Linen Manager provides historical information on the life of every item to verify that linen items are in accordance with specifications and are replaced at the correct time.

 

Reduce time and effort involved in processing and tracking linen through RFID:

Automate Your Processes - By incorporating RFID tags into linen, the system is able to provide significant automation of tasks such as:

  • Assigning linen to the correct storage locations.

  • Receiving linen for laundering

  • Sending and receiving linen from the cleaners.

  • Purchasing new linen and receiving ordered linen from suppliers into the inventory.

  • Taking inventory.

 

Increase Your Throughput -By using our specialised RFID reader hardware options such as the RFID Enabled Laundry Chute and Laundry Hamper, you can process large piles of linen simultaneously, without the need to handle items one at a time.

See Rapid Return on Investment - Thanks to the extensive cost savings the Linen Manager provides, our customers consistently report a complete return on their software investment in well under a year.

 

The Linen Manager saves you money in 3 primary ways:

  • Vendor Accountability - Savings resulting from knowing which vendor has which linen, and holding vendors accountable for linen they lose.

  • Reduction in Purchasing - Savings made by keeping the inventory at optimal levels, and not purchasing more linen than you needed.

  • Labor Reduction - Savings through RFID driven automation of linen processing and accounting tasks.

 

System Components

The Linen Manager is a complete software and hardware solution for managing your linen assets.

 

Software Modules

Linen Management

The Linen Management module maintains detailed information about every linen item registered in the system. The location, status, availability, and history of every registered item is recorded. This feature enables operators to determine the actual life cycle of each item, know the current inventory levels, and establish their future inventory requirements.

 

Check Items Out To Laundry

This module provides a detailed list of items sent to the laundry, time picked up or dropped off, date and time of items being returned, and a reconciliation capability that compares items sent out and items returned to identify any discrepancies between the two operations. A history of vendor transactions is also provided with the system.

 

Reports

This module provides for order entry and automatic receiving of the order. Linen deliveries are received against the Purchase Order and added to the inventory with a unique I.D. number. Budgeting information is included in the system software. This package can also be integrated into most major accounting packages

 

Hardware Components

 

Tags

The Linen Manager has been designed to interface with flexible UHF RFID tags from Fujitsu and TAGSYS that have an industry leading four (4) to six (6) foot read range.

 

Antennae and Readers

 

The Linen Manager uses market specific reader antennas - from the standard and handheld varieties to the highly specialized Laundry Chute Portals.

The Linen Manager uses non-proprietary components from Fujitsu, TAGSYS, Impinj and UTC that are synonymous with quality RFID products.



 

Uniform Manager

 

The UHF-RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled Linen Manager System was introduced to tackle the unique issues faced by hotels and casinos worldwide with regards to the management of their linen. Foundation Logic's Linen Manager is the leading asset management system specifically designed to automate linen operations in hotels, casinos, hospitals and other linen intensive industries.

 

Through the use of RFID technology, the system allows the efficient tracking of each individual item in your linen and terry inventory. This in turn creates opportunities for significant reductions in expenses, savings in the time and effort involved in processing linen, and elimination of many accounting procedures, including purchasing, receiving, and order reconciliation.

 

 

Key Benefits

Reduce linen related expenditure through better inventory control:

  • Make Your Employees Accountable  - The Uniform Manager provides accountability for uniforms at an individual employee level, resulting in reduced shrinkage. Automated payroll deductions are possible with an HR system interface.

  • Make Your Vendors Accountable - The Uniform Manager tracks vendor performance to ensure an accurate count of garments sent to and returned from cleaners and suppliers.

  • Keep Your Uniform Inventory At Optimal Levels - The Linen Manager provides instant, accurate inventory information on all linen in inventory, including a detailed history of every garment. Comprehensive reports ensure that optimal inventory levels are maintained and prevent unnecessary purchases.

  • Make Sure Your Employees Have The Correct Uniforms - The Uniform Manager provides historical information on the life of every garment to verify garments are in accordance with specifications and replaced at the correct time.

 

Reduce time and effort involved in processing uniforms through RFID:

Automate Your Processes - By incorporating RFID tags into garments, the system provides significant automation of tasks such as:

  • Assigning garments to an employee.

  • Receiving soiled garments for laundering

  • Sending and receiving garments to and from the cleaner.

  • Purchasing new garments and receiving ordered garments from suppliers.

Increase Your Throughput - By using our specialized RFID reader hardware options such as the RFID Enabled Laundry Chute, the Hamper Reading Station and the Garment Rack Portal, you can process hundreds of garments per second, without the need to handle a single one.

See Rapid Return on Investment - Thanks to the extensive cost savings provided by the Uniform Manager, our customers consistently report a complete return on their software investment in well under a year.

 

The Uniform Manager saves you money in 4 primary ways:

  • Reduction of Lost Garments - Savings resulting from knowing which employees have which garments and holding employees acountable for garments they lose. Our customers report an average reduction in lost garments of 5% per year.

  • Reduction in Purchasing - Savings made by keeping the inventory at optimal levels, and not purchasing more garments than you need. Our customers report an average reduction in purchases of 5% per year.

  • Vendor Accountability - Savings resulting from knowing which vendor has which garments, and holding vendors accountable for garments they lose.

  • Labor Reduction - Savings through RFID driven automation of uniform processing and accounting tasks. Our customers report thousands of hours in reduced labor every year.

 

Software Modules

 

Garment Management

The Garment Management module maintains detailed information about every garment registered in the system. The location, status, availability, and history of every registered garment are recorded. This feature enables operators to determine the actual life cycle of each garment, know the current inventory levels, and establish their future inventory requirements.

Assign and Un-assign Garment

This module tracks when the garment was checked out and by whom. Garment availability can be determined without searching inventory. This enables operators to determine the exact location of all garments - whether they are with the employee, in the employees slot or in inventory - so that employees are held accountable for company property.

Check Items Out To Cleaner

This module provides a detailed list of garments sent to the cleaners, time picked up or dropped off, date and time of garments being returned, and a reconciliation capability that compares garments sent out and garments returned to identify any discrepancies between the two operations. A history of vendor transactions is also provided with the system.

Uniform Purchasing

This module provides for order entry and automatic receiving of the order. Garments are received against the Purchase Order and added to the inventory with a unique I.D. number. Budgeting information is included in the system software. This package can also be integrated into most major accounting packages.

Employee Management

This module provides for tracking of uniforms assigned to specific employees within the enterprise, and ensures that all employees are assigned the correct garments. A report for garments held by terminated employees is provided with the system software. A garment history is provided by employee name.

Reports

There are over 50 reports available such as an Aging Report, Purchasing Reports and detailed Uniform Inventory Reports. These and other reports can be used for tasks such as tracking vendor performance and the life cycle of the garment. The user can specify the information to be displayed.

 

Hardware Components

Tags

The Linen Manager has been designed to interface with flexible UHF RFID tags from Fujitsu and TAGSYS that have an industry leading four (4) to six (6) foot read range.

Antennae and Readers

The Linen Manager uses market specific reader antennas - from the standard and handheld varieties to the highly specialized Laundry Chute Portals, Garment Portals and Hamper Readers. The Linen Manager uses non-proprietary components from Fujitsu, TAGSYS, Impinj and UTC that are synonymous with quality RFID products .