Linen Inventory Management
The InvoTech Linen System manages the entire linen inventory and the lifecycle of each individual linen item from purchasing through daily use to final discard. The RFID technology works by electronically reading RFID tags attached to the linens, allowing them to be automatically identified, counted and tracked. The system also monitors linen storeroom inventory levels, and has extensive reporting capabilities with real-time information.
The InvoTech Linen System will enable your business to best manage the linen inventory, automatically track laundry activity, and efficiently manage linen storerooms. The system accurately records laundry activity to eliminate losses and overcharges, monitors linen usage and aging to maintain quality standards and forecast purchases. The system also has an integrated purchasing system to generate purchase orders, manage linen budgets, and purchases received.
The InvoTech Linen System eliminates many labor intensive manual tasks, such as separating and hand-counting linens being sent to the laundry. The system also automates record keeping, which eliminates manual errors. InvoTech’s Laundry Cart Reading Station automatically processes entire laundry carts of soiled and clean linens instantly and accurately. RFID portable handheld readers are used for efficiently managing linen storeroom inventory levels. All of this automation cuts labor costs and provides real-time information for ongoing cost saving benefits.
Details about the InvoTech Linen System
InvoTech’s solution maintains an accurate, real-time inventory of all items that ensures 100% control of assets to eliminate non-theft related losses. The system has many special features and powerful reporting capabilities for managing all aspects of linen operations.
InvoTech integrates the latest RFID technology to enable 100% control of the linen inventory, and eliminates the need to manually sort and hand count. The easy-to-use system streamlines daily processes and lets operators instantly identify and record hundreds of linens in seconds with the RFID technology. The RFID equipment is configured by the InvoTech software for optimum performance and accuracy. The InvoTech Linen System with RFID technology eliminates manual tasks and human error, gives operators total control, and makes accurate information always available. The System provides real-time information on exactly what transpired with every read – what type of transaction, and where and when it occurred.
The RFID tags are attached to all linen to uniquely identify each individual linen piece. The RFID tags have a read range of up to 6 feet from the RFID equipment with 100% accuracy. The RFID tags withstand all laundry processes for at least 200 wash cycles, including washing, drying, and pressing, and even the most rigorous laundry requirements such as sterilization and high-pressure water extractors. InvoTech provides the RFID tags for the linen suppliers to sew into the linens during the manufacturing process or RFID tags can be provided pre-inserted into fabric pouches to be easily sewn to the existing linens after the manufacturing.
InvoTech provides the appropriate RFID equipment for each customer’s unique environment and operational requirements. InvoTech also assist with determining the appropriate location for the RFID equipment to be installed for most efficiently processing the various system features.
- Linen Inventory Reading Stations
- Portable Handheld Readers with InvoTech Mobile Software
- Laundry Cart Reading Stations with Touch-Screen Computer
Portable Handheld RFID Readers
InvoTech provides Portable Handheld RFID Readers for flexible and accurate uniform inventory tracking. The Portable Handheld RFID Reader uses InvoTech Mobile Software to save time and increase productivity in processing linens. The Portable Handheld RFID Reader is primarily used for tracking laundry activity and taking a physical inventory, but the portable device may also be used for adding and deleting uniform inventory. The wireless capability is especially useful to the healthcare industry when processing contaminated uniforms. The handheld reader communicates directly with the central InvoTech database via Wi-Fi and wirelessly transmits its data for instant updates. If Wi-Fi is not available, the handheld reader may be used in “batch-mode” and the data is then later downloaded to the InvoTech database.
The InvoTech Linen System is paperless and reports can be viewed on the screen or generated to file format (Excel or PDF), which can be easily emailed. Reports may also be scheduled to be automatically emailed. Of course, reports may also be printed if needed.
The InvoTech Linen System can be used in various languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese to meet the needs of our international clientele. The system automatically opens in the preferred language of each system user based on their user login. Additional languages can be added if needed.
InvoTech Laundry Interface
The InvoTech Linen System interfaces with the InvoTech Laundry System to allow the laundry operations to also benefit from the RFID tags in the linens. Information is shared between the systems to provide complete inventory tracking through the laundry process and to eliminate discrepancies and disputes with the laundry.