Figure 5-6.Workflow for a laundry operation.
other white or light-colored fabrics, light cottons
with heavy stains, dark-colored cottons, and so
forth. Items are classified according to the
washing formulas to be used.
The main problem with handling lots in the
laundry is identification. You need to have a good
system of identification in the ships laundry to
prevent loss of clothing during the workflow
process. There may be several personnel handling
the clothing and proper identification is essential.
IDENTIFYING BULK LOTS
The clothing in bulk lots should be delivered
to the laundry already stenciled. Each enlisted
person is responsible for stenciling his or her own
clothing. The laundry petty officer in each division
should accept only properly stenciled clothing.
Both black and white stencil pens usually are
available in the retail store.
Proper stenciling of clothing ensures proper
distribution from the laundry. If the laundry
supervisor runs into problems with lost clothing
and claims, he or she may want to control the
items turned in and return these items to each
person. The laundry petty officer can list all
articles across the top of a sheet of paper and write
the peoples names in a column down the left side
of the sheet. The number of each article sent by
each person should be entered in the box opposite
the name and below the article. When the articles
are returned to the individuals, the names are
checked off the list. If all articles are properly