Stage 1

Working Station Conveyor

Ironing Processing Conveyor

In the central laundry facility, the ironing section involves the most manpower due to the soft characteristics of fabrics, which limit automation. Using overhead conveyor systems, garments are efficiently transported from washers and dryers to ironing stations, eliminating the need for workers to spend time searching for specific orders. After ironing, garments are quickly moved to the next processing stage, preventing the accumulation of work-in-progress. Importantly, the sorting of orders is concurrently handled in the ironing process itself. For instance, if ten workers are ironing, they can immediately sort and classify garments after ironing, streamlining the workflow. In traditional laundry factories, garments are passed directly to the next process after ironing, leaving the bulk of sorting to separate personnel, which is inefficient and creates production bottlenecks. Our system advocates for a minor additional step by the ironers: after each garment is processed, it is simply identified and placed on the corresponding rail for preliminary sorting. This small task by each worker significantly enhances sorting efficiency and boosts overall factory throughput.

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Stage 2

Streamlined Processes

Linking Ironing, Inspection, and Packaging

This stage connects the ironing, inspection, and packaging processes into a cohesive flow. By linking these critical tasks, the facility maximizes efficiency, ensuring garments are swiftly transitioned from being pressed to being inspected for any remaining imperfections and then securely packaged. This integration reduces handling times and increases throughput, crucial for meeting high-volume demands.

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Stage 3

Categorization for Optimized Sorting

Production Line Balance Through Batch Sorting

Batch sorting involves organizing incoming garments by different store locations and delivery routes. This meticulous sorting process ensures that clothes are efficiently distributed according to specific client requirements and logistical needs. By effectively categorizing garments, this stage significantly enhances the subsequent delivery efficiency and reduces potential errors in distribution.

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Stage 4

Order Assembly

Order Assembly Or Sequencing Sorting

In order assembly, garments belonging to the same customer are meticulously grouped together. This stage is vital for facilities managing uniforms, as it often includes sorting by type and owner. The process ensures that every order is compiled accurately and reflects the specific needs and preferences of each client, thereby enhancing customer satisfaction and streamlining the delivery process.

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Stage 5

Maximizing Space and Efficiency

Storage and Distribution

After garments are assembled by order, they are stored in a way that maximizes the use of vertical space within the facility. Utilizing overhead storage solutions or pre-sorted slick rails, this system facilitates quick and organized access to garments for distribution. This stage is critical for leveraging available space efficiently while ensuring that garments are ready for immediate and accurate distribution to clients.

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