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The Association for Linen Management Introduces Revolutionary Industry Benchmarking Platform

Saturday, June 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nicole Morris
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LaundryMarksTM is positioned to elevate business performance across the entire industry.

New Orleans– June 22, 2019 – Today from The Clean Show, the Association for Linen Management (ALM), the textile industry’s best resource, launched a revolutionary new industry benchmarking platform, LaundryMarksTM by ALM.

LaundryMarksTM offers dynamic, customizable data to provide the entire laundry industry, not just ALM members, with actionable, updated near-real-time business intelligence. Through industry comparisons in hospitality, healthcare, and industrial facilities, the LaundryMarksTM platform will drive business performance for both single- and multi-location laundries. The data is processed through a secure, robust, digital system.

“ALM saw a need for actionable and updated business intelligence, and therefore made a significant investment to develop this cutting-edge benchmarking platform that provides constantly-updated, customizable, and immediately accessible information,” said David Bernstein, President of Propeller Solutions Group, chair of the Benchmarking Task Force, and member of the ALM Board of Directors.

LaundryMarksTM was a labor of love through a year of intense work by a dedicated team of experienced industry experts representing a broad spectrum of laundry types. I am confident the information gained from LaundryMarksTM will advance business performance across the entire laundry industry.”

LaundryMarksTM generates reports on a wide variety of industry-specific key performance indicators in the areas of production, workforce efficiency, utilities, safety, and quality. The custom reports can be filtered by location, pounds processed, product line, level of automation, and over 15 other user-customizable factors. The reports provide data essential for determining opportunities for improvement, planning resources and investments, and building a business plan.

“By introducing LaundryMarksTM ALM is giving the industry a sound operational tool to equip each laundry with the data essential to drive performance and improvements in efficiency, safety, and quality,” said ALM Executive Director Linda Fairbanks. “The entire industry will benefit from the ability to access comparative data. The LaundryMarksTM platform represents a great leap forward in business performance intelligence and is the first digital benchmarking tool for the laundry industry.”

LaundryMarksTM provides the laundry industry with insights into similar organizations’ performance and how they stand in comparison. Previous printed benchmarking reports are no longer available, and this dynamic new platform is designed for the digital age.

All laundry facilities may enter data and access filtered reporting comparing their company to the database in aggregate at no charge. ALM laundry members will have additional filtering capabilities. New features and reports will be added as more data and information is entered into the secure benchmarking database. Visit LaundryMarks.org to learn more.

About ALM

The Association for Linen Management (ALM) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the professional development of personnel involved in the textile care industry. Our members are general managers, laundry directors, managers, and technicians providing textile care services and the equipment and supply companies who provide materials and consulting services for the textile care industry. ALM advances excellence in the textile care industry for healthcare, hospitality, correctional facilities, and long-term care providers through guidance in textile processing, management, and utilization. Visit ALM’s website to learn more about the organization, its members, and the importance of the laundry industry.