Eric Frederick

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...

Who Says Laundry Work Can’t Be Fun?

Eric Frederick |

Day after day, the bad economic news keeps coming. I hear statements...

Washcloth Stacker Trial: The Verdict

Eric Frederick |

Several months ago, I wrote about a trial we were going to conduct on a...

‘Laundry Book Club’ Introduces Self-Help Worth Talking About

Eric Frederick |

There are many management self-help books out on the market, and I’ve...

Position Yourself Now to Thrive When Economy Rebounds

Eric Frederick |

There are storm clouds on the economic horizon. The experts have finally...

Respect for the Industry Has to Start with Us

Eric Frederick |

I was talking to an acquaintance recently when he asked if he could see...

New Technology: Can You Keep Up?

Eric Frederick |

I grew up in a generation that learned how to use a slide rule to speed...

Signs Point to Textile Supply Issues, Price Increases

Eric Frederick |

Now that the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing have ended, it’s time to...

Speeding Up Stacking, Counting of Washcloths Presents Challenges

Eric Frederick |

In August 2007, we almost doubled the number of pounds that we process...

Year-Round Budget Work Lowers Stress

Eric Frederick |

My fellow managers at the hospital and I got that deer-in-the-headlights...

Fear of Risk Can Hinder Managerial Effectiveness

Eric Frederick |

One of the hardest things for a manager to do is manage risk — the kind...

Cruise Ship Laundry Excels Despite Rough Seas, Language Barrier

Eric Frederick |

I’ve just completed my third seven-day cruise in the last three years,...

Mistakes Happen, But Go All Out to Make Things Right

Eric Frederick |

I’ve always believed that it’s easier to keep a customer than to find a...

Marketing of More Energy-Efficient Textiles Deserves Scrutiny

Eric Frederick |

Energy prices are going up, and everyone is looking for a way to reduce...

Set Aside Time for Task of Updating Job Descriptions

One of my tasks that always seems to fall through the cracks is updating...

Understanding Christmas Holiday Linen Volume

Eric Frederick |

The Christmas holiday is a very special holiday to most employees, and...

Flatwork vs. Fold Dry: Why the Shift in Products?

Eric Frederick |

I was working on a productivity improvement project and had the occasion...

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