Sodexo Receives Honors for Efficiency-Improving Dashboard Technology

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Sodexo Laundry Services recently received CIO Magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award for its Laundries Dashboard, a technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations.
The dashboard, which reportedly has saved Sodexo more than $100,000 since its implementation, presents corporate leaders and field managers with key metrics in a customized, easy-to-use presentation, the company says.
“This year’s CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT, but creating genuine business value as well,” says Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine and events. “These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”
“The Laundries Dashboard provides Sodexo with the information that our operators need, when they need it, enabling them to monitor their operations, increase efficiencies and provide superior quality and service to our customers,” says Tony Tocco, senior vice president and chief information officer for Sodexo.
The dashboard enables the effective management of critical areas of a laundry, such as tracking the location of thousands of laundry carts, the company says. It also allows for exploiting efficiencies that reduce the use of natural resources; Sodexo reports reductions in water use at one facility from 1.7 gallons per pound to 1.3 gallons per pound, saving $67,000 annually.
“By deploying this technology, we can provide greater business value to Sodexo and our clients by increasing our operational efficiencies, ensuring efficient contract compliance and targeting ways to reduce utilities consumption,” says Will Hughsted, division vice president of Sodexo Laundry Services.
The CIO 100 Award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo was the only laundry services provider recognized.


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