InvoTech Systems HITEC 2011 UHF RFID Demo
The use of the UHF-RFID with GIMS™ creates an amazing boost in efficiency and much greater control of all linen and uniform inventory. With UHF, most of the daily functions performed by uniform and linen operations are fully automated by GIMS™ without any labor involved. Activities such as shipping and receiving linens and uniforms to and from laundries and dry cleaners; monitoring inventory levels in various linen storerooms; daily pick-up of uniforms by employees; employees dropping of soiled garments for cleaning -- can now be done instantaneously and automatically with no labor. InvoTech strategically locates appropriate UHF-RFID equipment around the property as needed. These reading stations record the specialized RFID laundry tags attached to each item as linens and uniforms pass within range. GIMS™ knows exactly what transpired with every read -- what happened and where and when it occurred. In addition, stock levels can be monitored continuously at various locations enabling GIMS™ to know exactly what is available and where it is located. When uniforms and linens are shipped to and received from the laundry, GIMS™ knows what went out and came in based on the direction of movement. All of this is automatic -- no computers are needed; no labor input is needed; no scanning or counting is needed. The information and control provided by GIMS™ results in direct reduction of expenses and allows for everyone to be more productive. Losses are dramatically cut by on-going monitoring. Also, points of loss become known so remedial actions can be taken. Unproductive time spent tracking down items, manually recording various activities and looking for or trying to collect meaningful data is eliminated. Instead GIMS™ automates the various day-to-day activities and provides exact inventory counts and locations including the aging of each item. Managers know what is needed and where it is needed eliminating unnecessary labor and purchases.