- Created on Monday, 21 July 2008 12:45
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“New Orleans is ready for us, and we are expecting to have a great show,” said John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates, the show’s management company.
Formally known as the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, the Clean Show is the world’s largest exhibition of working laundry and drycleaning equipment. Clean ’07 drew nearly 15,000 people from around the world. Eighty-two countries outside the U.S. were represented.
“Virtually every product and service used in the textile care industry will be on display at Clean ’09,” Riddle said. “Buyers and sellers can meet fact to face, and buyers can see and compare actual working equipment and products,”
“Clean Show participation for both exhibitors and attendees goes beyond just the benefits of being at the show. They are supporting the entire textile care industry through programs of the show’s sponsoring associations that include research, education, government relations and more,” Riddle added.
Show sponsors are Association for Linen Management (formerly National Association for Institutional Linen Management), Coin Laundry Association, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (formerly International Fabricare Institute), Textile Care Allied Trades Association, Textile Rental Services Association of America, and Uniform & Textile Service Association.
Clean ’09 is putting together a hotel package with a wide range of favorable rates at 18 New Orleans hotels. Reservations will be through the New Orleans Housing Bureau and will open in August. Attendee promotion and show registration will begin in November.
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.