Uniforms bagged by employee

Having uniforms pre-sorted for each employee is a major advantage of a managed uniform program. When uniforms are managed in-house, a shipment with everything lumped together is shipped to a central office and then someone needs to reference which items belong to each employee and sort it out. It’s time consuming. It’s messy. It’s wasteful.

Why is it hard to manage the distribution of employee uniforms?

Managing employee uniforms can be quite a challenge for several reasons, which often stem from the complexities of logistics, employee turnover, and the variety of roles within an organization. Here’s a breakdown of why it’s hard to keep track of employee uniforms:

  1. Size and Fit Variability: Employees come in all shapes and sizes, requiring a diverse inventory of uniforms to ensure everyone has a proper fit. This variability complicates the tracking process, as you need to maintain a wide range of sizes and potentially multiple uniform types for different roles or seasons.
  2. Wear and Tear: Uniforms undergo significant wear and tear, necessitating regular replacement to maintain a professional appearance. Tracking the lifecycle of each uniform piece to ensure timely replacement adds another layer of complexity.
  3. Inventory Management: Proper inventory management requires a system to track the issuance. of uniforms, which can be cumbersome without the right tools. Manual tracking methods are prone to error, while implementing and maintaining an electronic uniform inventory system can be costly and require training.
  4. Compliance and Safety: In industries where uniforms are also personal protective equipment (PPE), ensuring compliance with safety standards and regulations is crucial. This adds another dimension to uniform tracking, as non-compliant or damaged uniforms must be quickly identified and replaced.
  5. Multiple Locations: For businesses with multiple locations, ensuring each site has an adequate stock of uniforms while avoiding overstock can be challenging. Transferring uniforms between locations to meet demand can further complicate tracking.

Addressing the complexities of uniform management doesn’t have to be a task that companies handle in-house. There’s a more efficient and streamlined approach: opting for a managed uniform program. This solution involves partnering with a specialized uniform distribution company that provides comprehensive management and tracking services. Such a program can dramatically simplify the entire process, from inventory control to ensuring every employee has the right fit and complying with industry standards.

Can a Uniform Distributor Help with Our Uniform Challenges?

Unitec Distribution Systems’s managed uniform program includes software to manage uniform ordering, dedicated account managers, and direct-to-employee uniform distribution services. Moreover, a reputable uniform provider can offer customization options to align with your company’s branding, along with scalable solutions that grow with your business. By entrusting this aspect of operations to experts, companies can focus on their core activities, knowing that their uniform needs are being managed efficiently, cost-effectively, and with minimal hassle.

In essence, a managed uniform program not only alleviates the administrative burden associated with tracking and managing employee uniforms but also enhances the professionalism and consistency of your team’s appearance. This partnership is a strategic move for companies seeking to optimize their operations and maintain a sharp, uniformed workforce without the added internal overhead.

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How does Unitec sort uniforms by employee?

Unitec Distribution Systems packages each employee’s individual order into a clear plastic bag with the packing slip on top, so it is labelled with their name, location and items in the bag. The bag may include multiple uniform pieces or just one item for that employee, depending on your uniform program. Then multiple employees’ orders are placed into a box and shipped to one main location or multiple satellite office locations. We can also ship directly to employees’ homes.

How does pre-sorting employee uniforms save money?

Sorting by employee, as part of a managed uniform program, saves money by: consolidating shipping costs, eliminating over-ordering, reducing inventory entirely or in sizes that will never be used, decreasing man hours needed for distribution, eliminating in-house handling and managing what each employee receives.

How and where are employee uniform orders shipped?

Unitec Distribution Systems works with you to figure out the best solution. Maybe you want all orders held for a weekly shipment to headquarters. Perhaps you need employee uniforms sent to their corresponding regional offices. Or possibly shipping directly to each employee’s home makes the most sense.

Who does this help?

Short answer: Everyone!

Employees enjoy receiving their package ready to go. Supervisors and administrative staff enjoy the ease of distribution. Managers like being able to track everything online through The Proximity System™.

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By partnering with Unitec Distribution Systems, organizations can get out of the uniform business and focus on their core operations. Schedule a Demo or 15-minute consultation to learn more about how our managed uniform program can simplify your operations.

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