“Size-specific garments are far more efficient than user-specific”

What is the difference between user-specific garments and pool garments?

Companies that issue garments to their employees have two ways of doing so: User-specific garments distribution and size-specific distribution (pool garments).

With user-specific distribution every employee receives their own set of garments, either or not accompanied by a name tag. From this moment on, these garments exclusively belong to this employee. Often, each employee also has their own locker to store their personalised garments in. With pool garments all employees make use of the available garments stock and are not assigned to individual employees. However, the specific sizes that the employees need are specified, ensuring that employees always have garments that fit them. This is called size-specific garments.

Efficient deployment of personnel

User-specific garments require a relatively large stock. Generally speaking, employees wear one set of garments per shift, but more garments must always be available in case of calamities or when the time between clean laundry delivery is long. Therefore, multiple sets of garments per employee are necessary for user-specific garments distribution, whereas an average stock suffices if a company uses a pool garments system. From this perspective it is much more efficient to use size-specific distribution rather than user-specific distribution. The garments stock can be reduced to up to 50%. There where many garments remain unused with user-specific distribution, the throughput of garments is higher in a pool garments system leading to higher efficiency.

Automated distribution of pool garments

Issuing garments with an automated system increases the efficiency of the distribution of pool garments even more. The garments distribution systems of LCT offer a space and cost-efficient solution for garments management. User data is collected in the database, thereby registering the total number of used garments of each size in a certain period. Insight in the periodic use, current stock and unexpected shortages makes the entire process transparent and manageable. The number of garments (per size) in rotation can therefore be steered and managed more easily.

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There where user-specific garments distribution often requires many garments sets per person, a pool garments system combined with an automated system can drastically reduce the garment stock and therefore increase efficiency. For more information, please consult our website, or contact us (by email on info@LCT.nl, or by telephone on 0344-633414)