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Part Two, the up and coming innovation: RFID Technology
24 May

This week, we're picking back up on the rapidly emerging industry of RFID Technology. As I had mentioned in last month's blog post, the amount of advantages to using this technology is unbeatable. A sampling of these advantages include: Creating efficiencies in processing, managing losses, identifying item stockpiles at customer sites, improving quality and building trust and loyalty with customers. Below, I go in depth on each of these categories to provide a better understanding of just how important RFID Technology is within a laundry and rental system. 

The up and coming innovation: RFID Technology
12 Apr

The Commercial Laundry Business is tough and gets tougher every day.  Our customers are smarter through the ways that they conduct and run their business, while demanding a wider selection of products and services.  Competition continues to be a driving price pressure and controlling production and labor costs is an increasing challenge. Innovation is the key to success. Many laundries are turning to innovative applications of Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) as a way to deal with these challenges.

There's a new fabric in town...The Mobies!
01 Mar

In an effort to offer modern and relevant pediatric knit gowns and pajamas, Fashion Seal Healthcare’s team of designers created the Mobies™.  The team found inspiration for these one-of-a-kind characters from popular children’s animated films as well as children’s love for mobile devices.  This fun and friendly print will attract boys and girls of all ages.  Toddlers will love the bright and happy colors while pre-teens can associate these characters with their favorite mobile devices. 

Laundry Challenges – Inventory control and securing textiles
09 Nov

In today’s environment when it comes to inventory control and securing textiles, suppliers and laundries walk a fine line on a daily basis.  As market conditions continue to change and become more competitive, it is important to maintain strong partnerships and solid communication with our off shore manufacturing partners.  

The Ever Changing World of Healthcare
27 Jul

I recently visited a Doctor’s office that for years had been independently owned and operated by a group of physicians. They were recently acquired by a very large hospital in Ohio. The changes were quite radical and it took quite a while for the staff to get acclimated with the new computer system and all of the new procedures that this hospital implemented. Of course this is to be expected when changes are made in protocol and systems that the staff had been used to and used for years prior. The same could be said with any changes that affect a job or a schedule that we are used to. 

TBT: Past, present and future of the lab coat
21 Jul

If you were to describe what the average doctor looked like, you would say someone wearing a white coat with possibly a stethoscope around their neck or an Rx pad in their pocket. To most people, the white lab coat is a timeless garment that identifies a doctor immediately. Although this coat is used almost universally to identify a doctor, not many people know where the concept came from.

Quality Uniforms: Are yours up to par?
30 Jun

Uniforms are a reflection of your brand and services, so garment quality is essential when creating a professional appearance. This is especially crucial in the healthcare industry where patients now operate as consumers that have endless options as to where they receive care. Uniforms are a means to help your brand stand out from the rest of the competition.

When selecting a uniform provider there are a few influential factors to take into consideration:

TBT: Quality Uniforms: Are yours up to par?
21 Apr

Uniforms are a reflection of your brand and services, so garment quality is essential when creating a professional appearance. This is especially crucial in the healthcare industry where patients now operate as consumers that have endless options as to where they receive care. Uniforms are a means to help your brand stand out from the rest of the competition.

When selecting a uniform provider there are a few influential factors to take into consideration:

2016 - The Year of Changes
09 Mar

How many times have we heard that with a new year, comes many changes? Well you better buckle up because 2016 is going to be a fun year with many changes. In fact, many of these changes have already started last year. Changes that will impact both our personal lives and the way we do business. 

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Think back to your most recent visit to a hospital or doctor’s office. Did the nurse who took your pulse and blood pressure wash her hands before touching you?  How often are his or her scrubs laundered and sanitized?

I received a call from one of our salesmen the other day.  He asked, “Do we make any ugly scrubs for any of our customers?”

“Say again.”

I’ve been working in the customer service department for over 14 years, and it seems like there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t learn something new.