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Section 12.3—quiz: Linen Inventory And Control

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Section 12.3—Quiz: Linen Inventory and Control
Section 12. 3—Quiz: Linen Inventory and Control

  
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1.  Three pars of linens has been the guestroom standard at the 225-room Helter Skelter Hotel ever since the property began an on-premises laundry operation two years ago. Nancy, the newly-hired housekeeping manager, is preparing a proposal for the general manager to raise the par to at least four. Her proposal focuses on guest service and documents how, during high occupancy periods, it takes longer to turn rooms because the laundry can’t keep up with demand. Nancy also shows how productivity standards for room attendants drops dramatically during these same time periods—instead of cleaning rooms, employees waste time searching for clean linens. Nancy’s proposal would be even more effective if it included:
2.  The most important factor to consider when establishing linen pars is:
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3.  Recently completed renovations at the 450-room Glitz Hotel increased debt payments and significantly strained the short-term cash resources of the hotel. At the last management meeting, cost control and cash management were the central topics. The general manager and department heads evaluated changes in purchasing practices, staffing levels, and other areas in which changes could immediately cut the cost of doing business. Several managers questioned the value of continuing the hotel’s onpremises laundry and suggested outsourcing laundry needs to a local commercial laundry operation. This change would immediately reduce payroll and provide extra cash for debt payments. After a brief discussion, the management team decided that outsourcing the laundry operation would not help the current situation because:
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4.  Which of the following is an effective way to control the inventory of linens?
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5.  Linen loss at the 500-room Walk Away Hotel has reached an all-time high. Susan, the executive housekeeper, readily admits that inventory control procedures have been neglected. Which of the following would be the most cost effective practice by which Susan could tighten the inventory control of linens?
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6.  Establish a par and a par number for the linen listed in 6 through 10. Use the following information in your calculations: The hotel has the following guestroom types: 300 Beachfront Rooms Two queen beds requiring 4 queen sheets and 4 pillowcases; 4 washcloths 100 Romper Rooms One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases and 2 twin beds requiring 2 twin sheets each and 1 pillowcase each; 8 washcloths 50 Telecommuter Specials One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases; 4 washcloths All laundry is outsourced so 7 par is needed for smooth operations. Queen sheets.
7.  Establish a par and a par number for the linen listed in 6 through 10. Use the following information in your calculations: The hotel has the following guestroom types: 300 Beachfront Rooms Two queen beds requiring 4 queen sheets and 4 pillowcases; 4 washcloths 100 Romper Rooms One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases and 2 twin beds requiring 2 twin sheets each and 1 pillowcase each; 8 washcloths 50 Telecommuter Specials One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases; 4 washcloths All laundry is outsourced so 7 par is needed for smooth operations. King sheets
8.  Establish a par and a par number for the linen listed in 6 through 10. Use the following information in your calculations: The hotel has the following guestroom types: 300 Beachfront Rooms Two queen beds requiring 4 queen sheets and 4 pillowcases; 4 washcloths 100 Romper Rooms One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases and 2 twin beds requiring 2 twin sheets each and 1 pillowcase each; 8 washcloths 50 Telecommuter Specials One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases; 4 washcloths All laundry is outsourced so 7 par is needed for smooth operations. Twin sheets
9.  Establish a par and a par number for the linen listed in 6 through 10. Use the following information in your calculations: The hotel has the following guestroom types: 300 Beachfront Rooms Two queen beds requiring 4 queen sheets and 4 pillowcases; 4 washcloths 100 Romper Rooms One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases and 2 twin beds requiring 2 twin sheets each and 1 pillowcase each; 8 washcloths 50 Telecommuter Specials One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases; 4 washcloths All laundry is outsourced so 7 par is needed for smooth operations. Pillowcases
10.  Establish a par and a par number for the linen listed in 6 through 10. Use the following information in your calculations: The hotel has the following guestroom types: 300 Beachfront Rooms Two queen beds requiring 4 queen sheets and 4 pillowcases; 4 washcloths 100 Romper Rooms One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases and 2 twin beds requiring 2 twin sheets each and 1 pillowcase each; 8 washcloths 50 Telecommuter Specials One king bed requiring 2 king sheets and 3 pillowcases; 4 washcloths All laundry is outsourced so 7 par is needed for smooth operations. Washcloths
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