Hey Chip! Sorting Your Uniforms

Hello! It’s me, Chip. This week, I’m going to talk to you a little more about Service Uniform’s 100% accurate Blue Chip System®—the sorting process. Come along with me, your Chief Chip Coordinator, to learn how your business could benefit from our system.

Before we get started, I would like to explain how the Blue Chip System® works. It works through Radio Frequency ID technology, or RFID, which identifies each piece of clothing through every step of the process, from pickup, to cleaning, to delivery.

After your uniforms have been scanned for identification, washed with our special formula, run through the dryer, and hung, our RFID system sorts the uniforms into their proper place. As they exit the finishing tunnel, the uniforms are scanned to separate the clothing by user. The RFID antenna visually and audibly lets the operator know which conveyor hook to put the garment on so that it can be transported to the next step of the sorting process.

Next, the uniforms are sorted into account and wearer order before they are ready for inspection. Our certified garment inspectors examine every single garment to make sure they have been thoroughly cleaned and in tip top condition. If a garment needs to be repaired, the inspector will complete the repair immediately so that the uniform can be returned on time and in perfect condition.

The RFID system helps us keep track of the repairs and make sure that any needed repairs are taken care of—all of which will show up on your customer-friendly Blue Chip Summary Report. Once all the uniforms have been examined and mended if necessary, they are bundled by wearer and run through our bundle scanner to ensure the garment count matches our count from the beginning of the process.

And just like that, your uniforms are clean, counted, and ready to be delivered! From our automated RFID technology to our expert operators and garment inspectors, the Blue Chip System® ensures a uniform never gets lost in the mix.

To watch our sorting process yourself, check out this video.