Long-time InvoTech Customers Upgrade their Uniform Systems with RFID Technology for More Efficient Operations and Cost Saving Benefits
LOS ANGELES, CA September 24, 2014
InvoTech Systems, Inc. announced two leading city center hotels upgraded their uniform management and control processes with InvoTech’s UHF-RFID Uniform System. The InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta and Park Hyatt Chicago have both benefited from the control and accountability established by the InvoTech Uniform System for more than ten years. The RFID upgrade will provide cost saving benefits with more efficient operations by automating manual tasks. Click here for more information on InvoTech’s Linen, Uniform, and Laundry Systems.
“The InvoTech system saves our property time and money,” said Yolima Rodriguez, executive housekeeper for InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. “Our 7,300 uniforms now have waterproof UHF-RFID tags. The InvoTech Uniform System with RFID technology automatically tracks each piece when it is assigned to an employee and as it goes to and from our laundry company. We know how many pieces we send out, and how many return after washing.” InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta also utilizes a White Conveyors U-Pick-It System to automate the distribution of the uniforms to employees.
“InvoTech’s Uniform System records what was sent out and received back,” Rodriguez said. “This saves on replacement costs and the system is easy to use, especially with RFID. It provides many reports, such as a garment wash cycle count. We know how many washings each piece has had so I can budget for replacements before we need them.”
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta also uses the InvoTech Linen System to reduce labor costs and track daily movement of linen items at the property. The hotel has approximately 20,500 linen items, towels, sheets, and pillowcases with durable UHF-RFID laundry tags. InvoTech’s system monitors the location of each tagged linen piece to cut lost-item cost and minimize handling. When the laundry company does not return a linen item they are held responsible for the replacement cost.
The Park Hyatt Chicago also upgraded its operation to InvoTech’s latest RFID Uniform System. The property manages uniforms for its staff of 400. Uniforms are automatically tracked when staff members take delivery and when they are sent to the property’s laundry company. Park Hyatt Chicago also uses a White Conveyors U-Pick-It System to securely distribute uniforms to the correct employee and ensure uniforms are accurately monitored. The InvoTech Uniform System reduces labor expenses associated with manual garment handling and increases employee accountability with automated uniform tracking.
Oswald Lares, InvoTech director of sales, said, “Operators who tap InvoTech to automate their uniform and linen operations usually see an ROI in the first year. InvoTech instantly reduces manual labor costs and unaccounted expenses from laundry and staff losses. More than 35 Hyatt properties and 10 InterContinental properties rely on InvoTech Uniform and Linen Systems to increase profitability through more efficient operations and processes.”
InvoTech clients include MGM Resorts International, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott, Hilton Hotels, Universal Studios Florida, Madison Square Garden, MSR-FSR Laundry, Empire State Building, Loews Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, and other leading companies. InvoTech’s international clients include Four Seasons Macau; Grand Venetian Macau Resort Hotel; MGM Grand Macau; Hyatt Shanghai, China; Burswood Entertainment Complex, Australia; Sheraton Seoul, Korea; Resorts World Sentosa Singapore; and Palace Resorts, Mexico.