In the laundry industry, the key to success is efficiency. As with any business, laundry managers are constantly searching for ways to optimize their operations. Data analysis is one such tool that is becoming increasingly popular in the laundry business. By collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, laundry managers can gain valuable insights into their operations, which can help them make better decisions about everything from scheduling machine maintenance to ordering supplies. In this article, we will explore how data analysis is being used in the laundry industry to predict future needs and drive business success.

The art of collecting data

Collecting individual data from machines is the first step in accumulating big data. Vartex’s Laundry Intelligence solution is specifically designed to help managers gain insights into their cleaning process and to be able to use data from their machines, regardless of manufacturer. With Laundry Intelligence, laundry managers can track their machine’s performance in real-time and receive updates on important metrics. These metrics include how much water and gas machines use, the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), average running time, detergent usage, malfunctions, and failures. In addition, managers can see if they are washing at the right temperature.

This is what a completed batch of laundry looks like in detail

See it before it happens

Data analysis can also be used to predict future needs. For example, by analyzing data on usage patterns, laundry managers can predict when they will need to order new parts, detergents and other supplies (which can be ordered straight from the platform). This can help them avoid running out of crucial items and keep their operations running smoothly. They can also use data to adjust staffing schedules and detect patterns in customer behavior.

Another area where data analysis can be useful is in machine maintenance. By analyzing data on machine malfunctions and performance, laundry managers can detect potential problems before they occur. This can help them prevent expensive breakdowns and reduce downtime. With predictive maintenance, managers can schedule repairs at a convenient time, reducing disruption to their operations.

A Girbau washer running on Smart Control and sending data to Laundry Intelligence

Filtering out useful data

One of the challenges with data analysis in the laundry industry is separating the usable data from the large pool of information. By using software solutions like Laundry Intelligence, however, managers can overcome this challenge. They can filter out irrelevant data and focus on the most important metrics for their business. This allows them to make better decisions and improve the efficiency of their operations.

In conclusion, data analysis is becoming an increasingly important tool for laundry managers. By collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, managers can gain valuable insights into their operations, predict future needs, and reduce downtime. With solutions like Laundry Intelligence, managers can easily collect and analyze data from their machines in real-time, making it easier to optimize their operations and run a successful laundry business. As the laundry industry continues to evolve, we can expect to see data analysis become even more important in driving business success.

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