According to the Code on Sanitation of the Philippines Presidential Decree No.856 Chapter 5 Section 37 says about the Sanitary Permit that no public laundry shall be operated by the Secretary or his duly authorized representative without a sanitary permit. A public laundry, as used in this chapter, is a laundry for commercial purposes, open to the public and not to an exclusive clientele. And the general requirements needed for the construction and operation of a public laundry such as the Structural Requirements and Sanitary Requirements are discussed in Section 38.
According to the Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities (2003) Bed sheets and blankets, towels, personal clothes, patient apparel, uniforms, scrub suits, gowns, and drapes for surgical procedures may be included in a health care facility. Although contaminated textiles and fabrics can be a source of substantial numbers of pathogenic microorganisms in health-care facilities, there are so few reports of health-care-related diseases linked to contaminated fabrics that the overall risk of transmission of disease during the laundry process is likely negligible.
OSHA defines contaminated laundry as Laundry that has been soiled with or may contain sharp blood or other potentially infectious materials. The purpose of the standard’s laundry portion is to protect the worker from exposure to potentially infectious materials during the collection, handling and sorting of contaminated textiles by using personal protective equipment, proper work practices, containment, labeling, communication of hazards and ergonomics.
Republic Act 8970 is an act prohibiting the manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of laundry and industrial detergents containing hard surfactants and providing penalties for violation thereof.
Section 1. It is hereby declared a policy of the State to protect, safeguard and protect citizens from the danger and harmful effects of pollution as seen from the influx of imported detergents containing hard surfactants, a substance found to be a pollutant to water ; to their physical and mental well – being and ultimately to pursue a vigorous campaign against manufacture, import, distribution and sale of laundry and industrial detergents containing the harmful substance; and finally provide for its complete prohibition. That law prohibits this because of infection risks such as Legionnaire’s disease and skin, eye or breathing sensitivity. Possible causes of these risks are the exposure of contaminated laundry or contaminated water aerosols to biological agents. Exposure in detergents to proteolytic enzymes.
Technological factors are variables which relate to the existence, availability, and development of technology. This could include things from computational power to engine efficiency (Bush, 2016). Technology has led to far-reaching changes in production methods, goods quality, productivity, and packaging. There is a steady place for technological development. The company must constantly monitor changes in the technological environment, which can have a significant impact on a company’s operation. It also shows the pace of research and development and progress in the introduction of modern production technology. Technology provides a cost-effective, capital-intensive alternative to traditional labor-intensive methods.
Before people just wash clothes through their hands, but now you can wash clothes even if you do something else using modern technology like a washing machine. Continuous technological advances and product innovations in household and professional appliances design have resulted in the development of advanced washing machines which increase user comfort and convenience. Companies are developing advanced features that are innovative. Samsung, LG Electronics, and Whirlpool launched features in washing machines such as Auto Optimal Wash, Smart Control, Eco-Check, Smart Diagnosis, and Smart Nudges.
To remain relevant and meet market demand, each industry needs to evolve. Innovation is driving industry forward, and there is no exception to commercial laundry. Now and forecast for the future, there are trends that will revolutionize both the way in which commercial launderers do laundry and the way they do business. Professional laundry operations can be incredibly hectic, whether outsourced or locally done. Our clothes and linens will have tags in the near future that will not only contain what type of fabric they are made of, but will also include where and how to wear and/or use the garment. For example, your machine will be able to detect the type of fabric and the fact that it was soiled with sweat and dirt and wash it accordingly after you wear an athletic performance shirt for a soccer game.
Once the laundry is done, the machine user will be able to input whether it has been cleaned to their satisfaction or whether changes need to be made for the next wash adjusting the cleaning criteria for a better experience of laundry. Intelligent technology cuts through chaos, providing unparalleled methods of organization and tracking. Some firms already use a tagging process that connects to the cloud and keep track of each item’s status as it is washed. To measure resources, electricity, and chemicals, others use smart technology. Smart technology also provides data reports and analysis, making targeting and eliminating inefficiency causes easier. The cloud-based system of laundry shops tracks laundry cycle data including water consumption and a range of other factors making your return on investment easy to determine.
Smart technology also affects the design of the machine itself. The old knob and dial combo we’re used to seeing on machines is going to fade away soon enough, completely replaced by screens. This choice is not about aesthetics entirely. With screens, the physical space on the dial will not limit the washing options. With the screen’s unlimited “space,” more programs can be made available and each load can be more customizable than ever. Resources are costing money this is not new. The laundry industry is finding new ways of reducing the number of resources required per laundry load, particularly those that can harm both the linen and the environment, such as chemicals in detergent.
The detergent pod concept has exploded in recent years not literally, we hope. Pre-measured detergent pods are compatible with any machine. Instead of dealing with powder or liquid detergent, you can now just pop a pod into the load and be sure your machine will not overflow and your laundry will be cleaned thoroughly. Almost waterless machines, such as commercial laundry systems for laundry shops, also change the game of detergent by changing the amount of water and detergent needed in each cycle. They absorb to lower water quantity and temperature and therefore also lower detergent quantity. Consumers flock to eco-friendly products and services on a similar note. Sustainable, or “green,” practices are highly sought after, and only in the coming years will this trend pick up.
Washing requires water and energy two dwindling resources. The laundry industry is tightening the exploitation of these resources by introducing green certificates. For example, the WaterSense label of the EPA ensures that at least 20 percent less water is used by the product or service than the average prototype. And, the use of hot water has been proven to be unlike cleaner clothes. In fact, according to Energy Star, “water heating consumes about 90% of the energy required for clothing washer operation. In general, washing in cold water will do a good cleaning job unless you’re dealing with oily stains. Switching from hot to warm temperature setting can cut energy consumption by half. The use of the cold cycle reduces energy consumption even more.”
Individual firms also strive for sustainability. The trend toward more environmentally friendly practices in professional laundry is to save companies water, energy, and money, from hotels to commercial laundries to dry cleaners. The reality is that it is no longer enough to do the bare minimum to save water and energy, and business laundry services are now looking for strategic, long-term solutions and that’s a very good change.
Such rapid advances in technology help Mega Royal Steam Laundry Inc. put a lot of excellence or superiority better over the years when it comes to their washing machines. One major competitive advantage of Mega Royal Steam Laundry Inc. is its advanced use of technology including its daily operation machinery. In addition, they invest with a greater benefit in an expensive machinery. One of the key to success is competitive business advancement in technology.
Environmental factors can be explained as identifiable elements in an organization’s cultural, economic, demographic, physical, technological or political environment that impacts an organization’s growth, operations and survival. Environmental factors for the business can be both internal and external. External factors may include economic and technological factors, while internal factors may include a business ‘ value system, goals or internal relationships (Farooq, 2019).
Over the years, laundry service companies have developed numerous initiatives to reduce water, electricity, gas, detergent consumptionincluding the fuel in their service vanswhile continuously improving the quality of their products and services. They are constantly searching for new ways to minimize our impact on the planet, with environmental concerns more urgent than ever. Mega Royal Steam Laundry Inc. has set the following principles for its employees and business partners to fulfill this objective. Encourage customers to reduce their properties and facilities ‘ environmental impact and provide them with environmentally responsible solutions to achieve this goal. To encourage responsible behavior, communicate with employees, customers, and suppliers on environmental issues and activities. Invest in technology development that will help reduce the environmental impact of their business activities. Conserve natural resources whenever possible by reusing and recycling materials and buying recycled materials, and encourage suppliers to provide environmentally responsible products, including the purchase of recycled materials.
A company in the same industry or a similar industry offering a similar product or service in business. The presence of one or more competitors can lower the prices of goods and services as businesses try to gain a larger market share. Competition also requires firms to become more efficient to cut costs. Everywhere is the laundry business. They must be better than their competitors if they want to maintain and grow their customer base. Mega Royal Steam Laundry Inc. have been in the laundry business for three consecutive years, while their major competitors are Everything Clean Laundry and dry Cleaning and Lynns Spring Laundry Shop with 8 years and 4 years of existence respectively. To be successful, Mega Royal Steam Laundry Inc. must keep track of their competitors.
A Competitive Profile Matrix (CPM) is an analytical tool that provides the necessary competitive advantage information based on critical success factors and is the basis for the strategy of an organization. The (CPM) is also a strategic analysis that enables you to compare your business with your competitors to reveal your relative strengths and weaknesses.
The table below shows the comparison among Mega Royal Steam Laundry Inc. and its competitors. There are six critical factors that will serve as tool for determining each companys strengths and weaknesses. Comparing the internal and external factors among the major competitors of Mega Royal Steam Laundry Inc. the third place or the weakest which resulted to a total weighted score of 2.83 is Lynns Spring Laundry Shop. Everything Clean Laundry has a total weighted score of 2.90 which is in the second place and 2.95 for The Mega Royal Steam Laundry Inc. is the strongest among them all.