Effective Medical Linen Inventory Management Techniques

August 18, 2022 by Nixon Medical

Medical offices and outpatient centers depend on accurate and available medical linens and apparel inventory to effectively see and treat patients. Inventory management for these critical textiles is paramount to delivering safe, timely, and comfortable care. But for busy office managers, healthcare inventory management can be tedious and time-consuming without the proper tools or support.

Fortunately, more advanced medical linen inventory management systems and solutions can automate these once-manual processes. From expert inventory management to advanced tracking systems and dashboards, you can rest assured that your clinicians and patients will always be equipped with the medical linens and apparel they need on any given day.

In this blog, you’ll learn how to level up your linen inventory management strategy and how outsourcing inventory management can alleviate the burden.

Tips You Can Implement for Better Healthcare Inventory Management

Keeping your linens stocked, organized, and clean without a vendor can feel like a balancing act. Use these tips to introduce effective linen inventory management techniques in your outpatient office. 

Create a Schedule
To streamline healthcare inventory management, create a weekly rotation and wash process that matches your weekly patient schedule. This inventory management technique will help you maintain adequate medical linen and apparel inventory throughout the week, not risking shortage or surplus.

Organize Linens by Category
Depending on job function and treatment, your staff and patients require different types of medical apparel. An excellent organizational strategy for linen inventory management is separating and storing different kinds of linen or apparel in designated areas, making them easier to locate and stock. Making your linen inventory management system easy to navigate will help your employees access the right linen or apparel when needed.

Consider Outsourcing Inventory Management Altogether
Managing your linens and apparel can be time-consuming and tedious, not to mention all the space, time, and guesswork required. To make your outpatient office run more efficiently, save yourself the headache and outsource to a trusted outpatient or hospital linen inventory management service.

Experts in Outpatient & Hospital Linen Inventory Management

Take comfort in Nixon Medical’s no-minimum service agreements that ensure your outpatient medical practice always has enough inventory and you’re not paying for unused linens. Our outpatient linen inventory management system offers inventory solutions for accurate ordering and stocking; our counting systems ensure the products you need are tracked, stocked, and available

Learn how we customize a routine schedule and inventory level based on your needs. In this video, learn about our inventory program and see a typical scenario for a customer we service one day per week.

Our expert inventory management and storage solutions ensure you never have to worry about lost or stolen garments and linens again. Instead, every item in your facility will be tracked through intelligent inventory management solutions, eliminating the burden of unavailable garments and linens for your clinicians and patients, and preventing your facility from repurchasing costly inventory. Beyond customized programs and expert inventory management, Nixon Medical takes extra steps to ensure we provide the best service possible. We prioritize excellent service by offering:

  • Easy payment solutions
  • No minimums required, ever
  • Free deliveries for unexpected needs
  • Contact-free service model
  • Anytime access to route service representative

Hire a Medical Linen Inventory Management Service Today

Nixon Medical is a leading medical apparel and linens vendor trusted by 10,000+ medical centers nationwide. We provide fully managed HLAC-accredited laundry, product fulfillment, and inventory management services, delivered with our industry-recognized Nixon Medical Service Difference™.

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