SLS Las Vegas Opens with InvoTech's Uniform System

  • InvoTech Systems, Inc.
  • 10.22.14
InvoTech Systems, Inc. has announced that it has partnered with SLS Las Vegas to provide its UHF-RFID uniform system which processes hundreds of uniforms instantly and automates laundry accountability for 40,000 articles.

"I cannot imagine manually processing the tens of thousands of uniforms needed for day to day operations without InvoTech's UHF-RFID Uniform System," said Joel Leano, wardrobe manager at SLS Las Vegas. "We opened August 2014 with nearly 3,000 uniformed staff and utilized InvoTech's system to individually track and manage all 40,000 uniform items."

The staff at the 1,600-room SLS Las Vegas operates a 60,000 sq. ft. casino, two poolside lounges, a trio of premier nightclubs and a collection of acclaimed restaurants. In total, the resort's uniform inventory is valued at over a million dollars.

"InvoTech helped us save a huge amount of time by automating the uniform inventory process," Leano said. "We scanned our 40,000 RFID-chipped items into our database in batches and assigned them to staff with integrated electronic signature capture. It was a smooth process with UHF-RFID tags and readers."

SLS Las Vegas uses InvoTech's RFID Table-Top Uniform Processing Stations with signature capture and automated Uniform Pick-Up Stations to streamline the uniform assignment and pick-up transactions of freshly laundered uniforms to staff. To simplify operations, employees return soiled garments by dropping them in a laundry chute equipped with InvoTech's RFID technology to automatically record uniforms returned by employees. The drop-chute Reader instantly registers that garments are back in the property's possession.

"With the volume we handle, every second counts," said Leano. "Staff uniform pick-up is recorded automatically and the signature pad acknowledges staff receipt. Attendants pass clean uniforms over the counter equipped with InvoTech's RFID Table-Top Reading Station, which instantly tracks their assignment to the correct staff member. InvoTech reduces labor expenses associated with manual garment handling and increases employee accountability with automated uniform tracking."

With its large high-value uniform inventory, eliminating losses is a top priority at SLS Las Vegas. "We use UHF-RFID portable handheld readers with InvoTech mobile software to count and record hundreds of uniforms in our storerooms, on racks and in boxes without hand sorting," Leano said. "We also run a delinquent report in the InvoTech System that identifies what the laundry has not returned. Accurately tracking uniforms to and from our laundry and reducing losses saves money. If we eliminate just 1 percent of losses a month, the system saves us $10,000."

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