Wednesday, August 23, 2017
As part of our multi-year modernization plan that started in 2009, we are replacing the RFID chips in all customer work uniforms and floor mats with ultra-high frequency (UHF) 900 MHz chips. These flexible and water-resistant chips will allow us to scan garments and mats more quickly allowing us to provide counts of merchandise picked up for cleaning on the same day it was picked up from customers.
With the new UHF chips, we will be able to scan a complete soiled garment sling—up to 1,000 garments—in less then 10 seconds at an accuracy of 99.9%. This process will replace scanning each item individually, by hand.text
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
"Nobody's perfect" is a phrase we like to say to defend ourselves when we make a mistake. Someone once noted that everyone likes to say "Nobody's perfect," yet no one seems to be bothered much by their imperfections.
At Roscoe, our imperfections bother us. We want to be the best we can be for our customers, and the best industrial laundry and work uniform rental service available to our customers. But this isn't just talk or wishful thinking; we turn that aspiration into action.
Our strategic planning process is extensive and detailed. We are now well underway in the Second Half Initiatives for 2017. Those initiatives were identified through the following:text
Friday, August 11, 2017
Roscoe has taken the first major step in recertifying for ISO 9001:2015 from ISO 9001:2008 by successfully conducting an internal audit.
Roscoe has been ISO 9001 certified since 2003 and is one of the few independent work uniform rental companies to have such a long commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
The internal ISO 9001 audit process starts with a plan. We update the audit checklist from previous years and identify what to review and by whom. Each Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) member was then assigned to an area on the production floor to learn how to do the job, identify process improvements and to evaluate safety and customer service issues. For example, our president was assigned to the wash area and our CFO was assigned to mats.text