New San Diego hotel implements InvoTech's uniform system

The new InterContinental San Diego installed InvoTech System’s uniform system. The system manages the uniform inventory for 500 employees. The ultrahigh frequency-radio frequency ID Uniform System will provide cost-saving benefits by automating manual tasks that are required in uniform operations. Specialized waterproof RFID tags are discreetly attached to each uniform piece.

The system automatically tracks RFID-tagged uniform pieces when issued to employees and as they are shipped to and received back from the laundry. The RFID technology allows for multiple uniforms to be processed simultaneously and automatically, and the record-keeping also is automated.

“We wanted to start our uniform operations on the right track and provide cost-savings benefits at our property from day one,” director of housekeeping Arturo Baylon said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to increasing efficiencies and operating costs in our uniform room.”

The uniform system is a paperless system that includes an electronic signature capture terminal that records employee signatures when uniforms are assigned, which eliminates the need to print reports to obtain signatures, said Oswald Lares, InvoTech director of sales. All system reports can be viewed on the screen or generated to PDF files to be easily viewed or shared.

The InvoTech system establishes a perpetual uniform inventory and has extensive reporting capabilities to determine and forecast future purchases. The system tracks uniform inventory without manually sorting and hand-counting. Expenses are easy to monitor, lowering laundry and labor costs.

Situated on the San Diego bayfront, the new hotel offers 400 guestrooms, including 24 suites.