Rivers Casino Des Plaines, Ill. has installed InvoTech’s GIMS automatic ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID garment tracking system to manage more than 20,000 custom-designed staff uniforms.
InvoTech provides Rivers Casino’s uniform supplier with UHF-RFID tracking tags so new uniforms arrive with tags already sewn in, enabling the tracking system to know the location of each uniform once it arrives on the property.
Employees come to work each day, they wave their ID card near a reader in the uniform room, which triggers an automated conveyer system to deliver the correct uniform. The uniform is delivered in less than a minute and the GIMS uniform system automatically records which uniforms were picked up, and to whom the uniforms were issued.
Rivers Casino has nearly 1,300 employees and 12 to 15 different uniform styles to match each of its seven food and beverage outlets, each having unique themes and uniforms. RFID tracking tags sewn in reduce previously labor-intensive procedures counting hundreds of garments per minute without hand sorting.