LockTec has recently installed a large bank of 116 lockers at a major airport, for the handover of clothing items to airline staff. When new items of clothing are ordered by airline staff, the order is processed by the supplier and delivered to the lockers. The supplier´s software notifies the staff member that the order is ready to collect: they then simply collect the order from the lockers, at a convenient time, when they are in the airport. They can also return items whenever required.
The clothing supplier has full control of the IT processes: their in-house software communicates with the networked locker system at every stage. By automating the order process, the clothing supplier has a full overview of the status of all collections/ returns, thereby increasing overall efficiency and saving on staffing costs. Order collections and returns are no longer shift-dependent, and items which are not collected on time can be removed.