How to reduce waiting times in garment distribution

Do you also face long queues when distributing garments to your employees? Sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant and private transport is being discouraged consequently. This leads to employees opting for public transport more and more often. This is a positive development but can also lead to long queues in front of your distribution centre. Especially if many people arrive at the same time. Having to wait in a queue is not only inefficient, but unhygienic as well.

Fortunately, we can help you to solve these problems!

Solutions within the current garment distribution system – Optimal management

In collaboration with your laundry service team, we can offer tips specifically tailored to your organisation. Using management reports, we ensure that the correct number of garments is present in the system and that the number of rotating garments is kept to a minimum. It is even possible to narrow down the garment package.


Just like in a supermarket, we use the principle of ‘first in first out’. At quiet times, the system is configured to first distribute those garments that have been in the system the longest. This ensures that even garments hanging in the back are issued first, when necessary.

Keeping garments up to date in the system

To ensure an efficient process, it is important to:

  • Hang garments in the system on time.
  • Verify on a daily basis that garments are hanging in the correct place, adjusting when necessary.
  • Adjust the number of garments required in the system if the garments are in rotation for more than 4 weeks.

Other possibilities – Central ordering point

If many employees come to collect garments at the same time, the processing time at the distribution centre can be significantly improved when a central ordering point is placed on the way to the centre. By signing up at the central ordering point first, the eventual waiting time at the distribution centre can be reduced. It immediately becomes clear where the garments are located, because this information is already available during sign-up.

This innovation has two advantages:

  • Faster circulation.
  • Happier employees, because queues become smaller or even non-existent.

The above solutions are just a few examples of what we can offer to reduce waiting times at your garment distribution centre. If you would like us to take a look at your current distribution system and share tips, feel free to contact us at We are always ready to help and work with you to ensure you garment distribution process is as efficient and sustainable as possible.