How do your garments go over the hand?
The use of garments in, for example, the healthcare, industry and hospitality sectors contributes to good hygiene. The garments are washed professionally or industrially according to strict standards, so that the items you offer your employees comply with all (hygiene) regulations. However, when the garments come back from the cleaner, they are not yet with your employees. Have you also thought about your internal logistics?
To get the garments to the right employee internally, a few more actions are often needed. Garments are taken from the laundry containers, sorted by article, size or person and added to the stock. Preferably FIFO filled, i.e. the stock already present at the front or on top of the stack. Only to find that this pile is expertly turned upside down by the users, because the bottom one looks much more comfortable.
Washing hands is good, but not the solution
Secretly, it turns out that a lot of hands touch every garment before it is actually worn. And especially in these times it is not desirable to have many hands touch the garments, considering hygiene. Even if we wash our hands a lot, less (different) contact is even better. In addition, if garments pass through several hands, there is an increased chance that it will take a wrong turn and no longer be clear where it is (or perhaps it will end up in the wrong box first).
The tracking of the garments on the one hand and hygiene on the other are things you want to get right with your garment management. After all, if the garments are freely available, there is also a good chance that errors can occur due to a multitude of links. And garments are unnecessarily in the hands of the logistics worker, to be recovered.
Garment distribution system for logistics and hygiene
We are not going to tell you that a system takes over all human actions or makes them redundant. However, regardless of the degree of automation, a garment distribution system can simplify the logistical process and ensure better hygiene.
With a Chiptex liner, Sizer or OSL from LCT-Textilligence, the garments are only touched once after the wash (to load into the system) before they are removed from the system by the end user. This minimises the exposure of the garments to unhygienic conditions.
In addition, the systems generate a loading advice based on the actual demand, so that they are optimally loaded. So not 5 sets for Mr. A and 0 for Mrs. B., but garments available for both. Or in the case of tailor-made garments, not 100 trousers size L, while only 20 are needed. When the maximum is reached, a further copy is rejected. In addition, garments that are not known in the system or have a signal on it will also be refused. FIFO distributed? This also happens automatically (if desired).
In this way – aided by the smart systems of LCT-Textilligence – you keep your garment supply in order at the front end. This way you avoid having to handle garments several times before they end up with the right person.
This gives you even more control to manage the garments properly. After all, with optimal garment management, you know exactly where any shortages are or whether there are too many garments in circulation. This allows you to streamline your logistics process and get even more out of your garment management.
Would you like to know more about our products or how you can make even better use of the system to set up or adjust your garment management in the best possible way? Then contact us without obligation.