ITHACA, N.Y. — The Statler Hotel, a full-service luxury property located on Cornell University’s campus, will soon install the GIMS™ UHF-RFID uniform tracking and White Conveyors’ automated U-Pick-It uniform delivery system to streamline operations.
The hotel is Cornell’s showcase property for the world-renowned School of Hotel Administration. Students work there as part of their training and studies.
When installed next month, the uniform tracking system will be interfaced to the delivery system to automatically distribute uniforms to employees, according to Jeff Welles, vice president of InvoTech, developer of the GIMS system. Employees will scan their ID cards, and the system will automatically deliver their uniforms and record the transaction.
“The new systems will provide a dual advantage for us,” says Richard Adie, general manager at the Statler. “We will be more efficient and cost-effective in our uniform management operations. We also have the opportunity to give our students hands-on experience with some of the most innovative technologies in the hotel business.”