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  • 1. 4.2.5 CONTROL LINEN PURCHASING
  • 2.  It is economical to buy good quality material for any establishment.  it is essential that careful consideration are given.  When buying linen the following points are important : -Buy from a reputable supplier. -It is advisable to get prices and see samples from more than one source, and weight up the merits of each against the cost. The largest quantity possible should be ordered at one time in order to get the cheapest rates. -Buy the best quality that money allow. The price can be indication of the quality and durability. Compare the prices from various suppliers. -Before an order is placed, evaluation and it some cases, providing test run on the materials is necessary. Test may be carried out on the permises.
  • 3. 4.2.6 CONTROL LINEN ISSUING AND INVENTORY
  • 4. LINEN INVENTORIES  Stock taking is the physical verification  Done every 3 month(quarterly inventory)  All items are segregated and group and counted total should tally with the last inventory figures plus issue received after that.  Discard are stamped “condemned” and kept aside.  Stock taking is taken as per three grouping each on a separate day
  • 5. LINEN ISSUING  Every floor is issued 1.5 par linen in their floor pantries apart from the one par.  This line is kept in the floor pantries in the lock which the keys lie with the floor housekeeping attendant.  Every day the housekeeping attendant makes the departure  The dirty linen, which is withdrawn, is entered on the Linen Exchange Record of the floor and is exchanged in the linen room for the fresh linen.  The attendant sign this linen exchange register or the book in his absence  This book is maintained as a record of exchange in the two sections..
  • 6. 4.2.7 RECORD ON PAR STOCK LEVEL
  • 7.  Par refers to standard, specific, or normal level of stock.  Linen pars are the minimum linen  A par number must be established to ensure adequate supply for the smooth operation  Do not have to wait for the laundry to finish laundering linen before a bed can be made.  Freshly laundered sheets should be allowed to “rest” for 24 hours before being put back into service.
  • 8. INVENTORY CONTROL  Since uniforms and linen are heavy investments it is necessary to keep a close control on this very important asset. Effective control is possible through the following practice: -Control on misuse,shortages and mix ups -Proper storage -Spot checks -Proper supervision
  • 9. IMPORTANT OF PAR STOCK Too much linen in circulation Too little linen in circulation results in results in the following problems: the following problems:  Overstocking may result in  Extend laundry operation hours. spoilage during storage and also storage problems.  Leads to abuse if linen  May result in low productivity in the laundry.  Ties up capital.  An increase in laundry cost, especially payroll  A decrease in laundry productivity and efficiency  Decreased productivity by staff waiting for linen  Hoarding of linen by staff