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Healthcare Textile Life, Loss and Replacement - TSRA

With merchandise expenditures making up as much as 25% of textile services’ total annual expenditures, launderers have a huge incentive to closely manage inventory and pinpoint textile loss and abuse.

This article includes best practices to manage textile assets, key metrics and techniques including RFID inventory tracking systems to track textiles in closed and open environments.

By helping textile services forecast inventory costs, budget their annual textile merchandise needs, schedule insertions, and determine which textile items have reduced life, they can concentrate management efforts on these goods and educate users to prevent abuse. Adjusting for loss/abuse and insertions (due to growth) helps refine expected servings for each textile item and provides a more accurate picture of what’s taking place with total merchandise inventory and cost.

Read the full TSRA Whitepaper here.