Thunder Valley Casino Resort upgraded its RFID uniform system from Infotech Systems. The system manages the uniform inventory for more than 2,000 employees. The RFID technology upgrade will provide additional cost-saving benefits by automating manual tasks.
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 it is shipped to and received back from the laundry. Previously, garments were manually scanned one at a time, a time consuming process that now will be eliminated.
The 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 cost saving benefits by eliminating losses, reducing purchases and lowering laundry expenses and labor costs.
“Knowing our uniform inventory is an important investment, we rely on the system to manage our entire uniform inventory and the employees’ assignments,” Kristina Hunter, manager of internal maintenance and uniforms at Thunder Valley Casino, said in a statement. “Now, with the upgrade, we can see how the RFID technology can improve our operations.”
The RFID technology allows for multiple uniforms to be processed simultaneously and automatically, and the recordkeeping is also automated. The system integrates with automated uniform conveyors to distribute the uniforms to employees, and automatically records which uniforms are taken by employees.
The InvoTech system is a paperless system. The system includes an electronic signature capture terminal that records employee signatures when uniforms are assigned, eliminating 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, which also facilitates a paperless “green” system.