Ocean Resort Casino Manages Uniform, Linen Inventory with RFID Tech
InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its Linen & Uniform System at the recently opened Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. The InvoTech Systems installed at Ocean Resort Casino will manage the uniform inventory for approximately 3,500 employees, and 10,000 linen items. The resort joins InvoTech’s extensive client portfolio of Hotels & Resorts worldwide.
Ocean Resort Casino implemented InvoTech’s Linen & Uniform System to maximize cost-savings immediately upon its grand opening in June. InvoTech has extensive experience in implementing systems for new properties, which they ensured all uniforms were issued and recorded, and coordinated for the linens to be delivered with washable RFID tags already inserted into each piece before the grand opening. On-site installation and training services are provided for the staff so that clients obtain the maximum ongoing cost saving benefits.
InvoTech's Uniform System establishes a perpetual uniform inventory and has extensive reporting capabilities to determine and forecast appropriate uniform purchases. The system tracks uniform inventory without manually sorting and hand-counting. Uniform cleaning costs are entered into InvoTech and reports may be quickly generated to audit laundry expenses to update budgets. The improved processes and information provided translates to significant cost saving benefits by eliminating losses, reducing purchases, and lowering laundry expenses and labor costs. The system integrates with automated uniform conveyors to distribute the uniforms to employees, and to automatically record which uniforms are taken by employees. The system typically delivers an average of 25% savings in labor costs and a 5% reduction in on-going purchases, a major bottom line savings for a property of Ocean Resort Casino’s size.
“We are pleased with the efficiency and cost savings we have experienced using the InvoTech Linen and Uniform Systems. I expect the cutting-edge technology to reduce costs and help manage inventory more effectively at our newly opened property.” said Cindi LePine, VP Hotel Operations.
The Linen System will manage Ocean Resort Casino’s high-quality guestroom linens. The hotel has approximately 10,000 linen items for the 1,399 well-appointed guestrooms. The hotel will use a RFID Laundry Cart Reading Station with an easy-to-use touch screen monitor that instantly identifies and counts linens in laundry carts. The system functionality allows Ocean Resort Casino to automatically track linens to and from the laundry. This eliminates the daily task of physically separating the different types of linens and then hand-counting and manually-recording. It provides a 100% reduction in non-theft related losses, cuts labor costs by approximately 50%, and provides control of outside laundry charges.