“Polytex understood our specific needs right away and provided us with excellent technology and service. For over a decade now, the company’s superb standards and close support give Teva clean garments and a clear mind.” (Avi Shukrun, logistics manager, Teva Pharma)
The healthcare industry calls for impeccable hygiene standards at their manufacturing facilities. Compromised hygiene is likely to jeopardize costly research and manufacturing, potentially leading to significant financial loss and damaged reputation. Big pharma must maintain strict hygienic standards at scale, and supply clean garments to thousands of employees on a regular basis. Teva Pharmaceuticals, employing over 50,000 globally, faces this challenge on an ongoing basis. A great deal of time and manual manpower is invested in managing the employee garment inventory life cycle, subsequently wasting valuable resources.
Teva’s collaboration with Polytex began over a decade ago and has proven to be highly effective. Polytex provides Teva with automated textile management solutions that include 22 dispensing systems and 20 returning systems, at 5 manufacturing locations. The system automatically identifies each employee, and manages the distribution and collection of the garments per the pre-programmed customer defined specifications. The process is easily monitored in real-time by Teva managers via the Polytex Manager software app.
Increased productivity: Polytex enables a more efficient workflow. Dispensing and returning an item takes only seconds achieving more in less time. Reduced cost: With almost no personnel involved in the garment retrieval and dispensing process, and with the elimination of unused items, Teva was able to immediately reduce its operational cost and save valuable resources and overall waste. Peace of mind: The advanced monitoring solutions provided Teva with cost-effective, personalized garment management while assuring optimal hygiene.
Easy control and monitoring: Polytex enables real-time control and smart monitoring, assigning the appropriate garment to each employee and allowing managers to get an instant overview of the garment exchange frequency.
Uninterrupted workflow: The automation process creates a fast and reliable, 24/7 dispensing and return service within the company.
Cost-efficiency: The automated dispensing and returning solutions require minimal human interaction to save time and resources. Companies pay only for garments that are used and can easily track and subsequently eliminate inefficient procedures.
Improved hygiene: By adhering to strict hygiene standards that match the unique demands of the healthcare industry, Polytex reduces Teva’s risk levels and provides its employees with clean garments at all times. The systems are perfectly sealed and eliminate the need to browse or touch the garments.
Small footprint: The Polytex systems can be conveniently placed anywhere to improve accessibility and minimize disturbance. Each system is easily restocked within minutes.
Gained focus: Textile-related tasks can take up a lot of precious time and resources, causing frustration and distracting employees and managers. Automation enables companies to shift focus back to the task at hand.