The handling of the personalized scrubs at the hospital was not transparent. Laundry for employees was washed as part of the total daily laundry volume of 17 tons. It was not possible for hospital logistics to track how many scrubs were in circulation at any one time and where they were located. Additionally, scrubs that were not returned to the laundry cycle represented tied up capital.
- Digital recording of the logistics processes
- Transparent scrubs laundry cycle
- De-personalization of scrubs
- Optimized inventory planning
- Generate cost savings
- Acquisition of high-quality pool clothing and higher retention times
- Controlled issue of a maximum of three sets of clothing per employee
In 10 garment rooms (approximately 80 square meters in size with a capacity for 900 - 1000 employees), the return (dirty laundry) and distribution (clean laundry) of scrubs takes place. Employees identify themselves by means of employee badges on which the borrowed pieces of laundry are recorded. Each employee is authorized to borrow a maximum of six pieces of laundry. The tagged and non-personalized laundry items are recorded via RFID technology at the entrance gates of the rooms. The registration is carried out when taking back worn scrubs as well as when taking cleaned laundry items.
Since it is not possible to implement RFID-based garment rooms in every building due to lack of space, cabinet solutions are used. The lockers function according to the principle of garment rooms: clean laundry can only be removed after dirty laundry has been delivered.
- Reduction of tied capital
- Transparency in the employee laundry cycle
- Decoupling of scrubs from the overall volume of laundry
- Introduction of high-quality pool clothing
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