Where is the buzz at this year’s Clean Show? The most popular topic always is how sore are one’s feet and legs.
The next most popular topic with those I have talked with is the advancements made in instantaneous productivity measurement: the need to provide accurate and timely performance data to the laundry workers at their assigned workstation.
I have talked with several companies about this type of system, and I am impressed with the systems being developed. I can easily envision such a system becoming standard operating procedure in the next five years.
Eric Frederick is director of linen services for Carilion Laundry Service, Roanoke, Va., and a two-time Association for Linen Management manager of the year.