FireKeepers Casino Hotel implements RFID tech to control uniform inventory

The InvoTech UHF-RFID uniform system tracks and provides automated reports on uniforms for approximately 1,500 FireKeepers team members. Photo credit: FireKeepers Casino Hotel

FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich., installed InvoTech System’s RFID technology to manages the uniform inventory for its 1,750 employees. 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 InvoTech Uniform System has saved us an evident amount of labor costs for over a year and a half now and has provided valuable accountability" said Christine Pelton, wardrobe manager at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, in a statement. "The InvoTech team is very knowledgeable and they have a great support and training team."

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The InvoTech UHF-RFID uniform system tracks and provides automated reports on uniforms for approximately 1,500 team members. FireKeepers Casino Hotel uses a conveyor system that automatically delivers the correct clean uniform items to staff. InvoTech communicates with the delivery system to simplify and automate each property's operation by tracking when staff members retrieve their uniform with their employee ID card.

The efficient process means the casino uniform accounting is accurate without the added expense of manual processes and recordkeeping. The InvoTech uniform system is a paperless green system. The system includes an electronic signature capture terminal that records employee signatures when uniforms are assigned, which eliminates the need to print reports to obtain signatures. In addition, all system reports can be viewed on the screen or generated to PDF files to be easily viewed or shared.