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Monthly linen losses.
Emergency reserve stock.
The hotel’s laundry cycle.
Linen usage rates.
Laying off the laundry staff would lower the morale of other employees.
Cash from payroll savings and the sale of the hotel’s current laundry equipment would not be worth the trouble of contracting out laundry services.
The purchase of an additional par of linens to cover laundry in transit by the commercial laundry would offset any immediate cash savings.
Commercial laundry operations are too unreliable to service the needs of the hotel.
Room attendants should be responsible for taking a weekly physical inventory of linens in their assigned areas.
Employees responsible for distributing linens to room attendants should also maintain housekeeping’s linen discard records.
Linen storage rooms should be kept locked and special security measures should be taken with new linens that are stored in the main linen room.
Occupancy forecast reports generated by the sales department should be used to determine daily linen distribution requirements for each floor linen closet.
Post a warning on all employee bulletin boards that anyone caught stealing linen will be prosecuted.
Establish floor pars and issue linens on a daily basis only in amounts needed to bring each floor linen closet up to its par level.
Establish issuing procedures for linens based on occupancy forecasts from the sales department.
Take a physical inventory of all linens in use and in storage on a weekly basis.