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Cost vs. Value For Laundry Equipment Acquisitions

As the state of the art in laundry systems and laundry systems design begins to change, the issue of cost vs. value becomes an important key when making procurement decisions. The following areas should be thoroughly examined before making a decision. Never before has this issue been so important.

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Planning Long-Term Energy Cost Savings for Your Laundry

Edison Electric Institute, on behalf of the nation’s electric utility companies, has outlined the following steps to help you plan how to get the most use from every energy dollar. Following a comprehensive plan can cut a laundry’s energy costs by up to 20 percent. The following steps are taken from EEI’s new guidebook, “Managing Energy.”

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Tax Day Plus

After the deadline for taxes has come and gone (at least for those who choose not to take the extension route), many within the commercial laundry industry are thinking about budgets for the bulk of 2008. Surprisingly, now might also be the best time to think about the tax deductions that will be taken - or ignored – on the 2008 tax returns.

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Halifax Linen Services Adds a Machine and Eliminates a Finishing Line

ROANOKE, NC – When Halifax Linen Services (HLS) began facing problems keeping up with their growing laundry volume, they sought out equipment to hasten operations and cut back on the laborious finishing process.

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Managing Your Inheritance

In the December issue I wrote about the newly hired (or promoted) manager who inherits a new team. If and when this happens, one of the most critical tasks on a to-do list is to evaluate your direct reports.   

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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.