Eric Frederick

Searching for the Ideal Productivity Monitoring System

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I spent a lot of time at the Clean Show looking at...

Lessons from the Spring Storms

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Much has been said about having backup plans in case of...

How to Reduce Linen-Replacement Costs (Part 2 of 2)

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — The escalating cost of textile products is causing many...

How to Reduce Linen-Replacement Costs (Part 1 of 2)

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — The escalating cost of textile products is causing many...

Want to Survive Hard Times? Focus on What You Can Control

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Are you tired of swimming upstream? Has the troubled...

Rising Cotton Prices: What is Their Impact?

Eric Frederick |

CHICAGO — Have you seen textile prices increase from 8.5% to 20%...

Relegating Patience to Bottom Drawer is Sure Way to Fail

Eric Frederick |

CHICAGO — In this fast-paced, got-to-get-it-done-today world, many...

It’s Time to Add Value for Revenue-Starved Healthcare Customers

Eric Frederick |

CHICAGO — Our national economy remains sluggish and the fiscal...

How Can You Justify an Equipment Upgrade?

Eric Frederick |

CHICAGO — The economic slowdown over the past several years has forced...

Operational Quality Depends Upon Good Communication

Eric Frederick |

CHICAGO — How important is your ability to communicate with your...

What Are the Keys to Success? People, Education, Technology

Eric Frederick |

CHICAGO — What are the keys to having success? I believe that there are...

After 10 Years on the Job, It Might Be Time to Look Around

Eric Frederick |

I have had numerous discussions with my fellow laundry managers in...

A Parable for Our Times: In Search of the ‘Silver Bullet’

Eric Frederick |

Once upon a time, a laundry manager went away on vacation for several...

When to Rebuild Versus Buying New

Eric Frederick |

It’s been challenging for many of us to find repair parts for Lavatec or...

Trade Secrets Aren't What Separate Us

Eric Frederick |

I really enjoy facing the various challenges that come my way. Sometimes...

What Does It Cost to Produce a Surgical Pack?

Eric Frederick |

An Association for Linen Management (ALM) member recently asked how to...

Can You Feel the Winds of Change?

Eric Frederick |

We managers are responsible for developing a plan for the future and...

New Gown Policy Gains Traction in Pandemic Panic

Eric Frederick |

For months we’ve talked about what to do in case of an H1N1 flu pandemic...

Don’t Get Too Comfy: Change Has Way of Forcing Itself on You

Eric Frederick |

I think it’s a universal truth that no one likes change. As proactive as...

Scrub Rental: Look at Costs, Storage

Eric Frederick |

It’s important to be aware of the various marketing techniques used in...

Linen Managers Strive For Quality, Controlling Costs

Eric Frederick |

Linen managers are becoming increasingly important in this struggling...

Will Clean Show Find Revolutionize Laundry Industry?

Eric Frederick |

I’ve said for years that the real value of any Clean Show is the...

Globalization Puts Greater Emphasis on Grading Textiles

Eric Frederick |

The global marketplace has made quality control a more difficult item to...

Come Prepared and Make the Most of a Trip to Clean ’09

Eric Frederick |

Every two years, the Clean Show takes center stage in the laundry...

Be Consistent with Investment Plans, Even in Dark Times

Eric Frederick |

A number of my employees have asked me whether they should continue to...

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