RFID Tags Save Major Norwegian Hospital Time, Money and Storage Space
St. Olavs University Hospital, of Trondheim, Norway, has more than 7,500 employees, 1,200 beds and treats approximately 50,000 patients each year. This translates into more than 130,000 garments, including operating gowns, robes and pants, which need to be collected, laundered and stored.
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When Cory Perlson entered the University of Arizona as a freshman in 2006, he had no idea that a year later his main concern would be laundry. After all, how many teenagers even do their own laundry? This nineteen-year-old however, isn’t a ‘typical’ teenager. He is not only doing his laundry, he doing up to 1200 pounds of laundry a day since launching his business AZ Laundry with three college buddies, Turner Binkley, Phil Lauterbach, and Stephen Goldstein.
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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.