March 02, 2010
PARMALAT STREAMLINED ITS DIRECT STORE DELIVERY OPERATIONS IN WESTERN CANADA WITH THE CIS DSD ROUTE ACCOUNTING SOLUTION
Parmalat has implemented CIS’ Route Accounting application – Route Companion – to automate its direct store delivery operations in western Canada. Parmalat has been a CIS client for over 15 years and this past month rolled out Route Companion in that region, totalling over 350 DSD routes automated throughout Canada. Drivers will be able to carry out all their daily activities directly on handheld computers, simplifying their start and end of day while efficiently carrying out all their POS activities with customer-specific information. The CIS DSD mobile application runs on Intermec’s CK60 and PB42 printers. All data will flow in a bidirectional environment between the back-end and mobile units.
With over 120 years of brand heritage in the Canadian dairy industry, Parmalat Canada has been committed to the health and wellness of Canadians. Parmalat Canada produces milk and dairy products, fruit juices, cultured products, cheese products and table spreads with such respected brands as Beatrice, Lactantia, Astro, Black Diamond, and Balderson. Their employees' continued commitment to quality and innovation has helped Parmalat Canada become one of the largest, most-dynamic food group companies in Canada, employing more than 2,900 people with 18 operating facilities across the country.
About CIS Group
CIS Group is one of the largest providers of DIRECT STORE DELIVERY and SALES FORCE AUTOMATION software solutions in North America. They have been creating innovative software solutions since 1977, helping businesses optimize and streamline their unique business processes, reducing operating costs and having a positive impact on revenue. CIS innovative solutions have a proven track record with over 8000 routes and reps automated throughout North America, making them a leading provider of mobile software solutions for field sales, merchandising and direct store delivery.
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Reps were quickly getting the most out of their new tools, handling orders and returns quickly and efficiently and automatically transmitting them to the company’s back-end system.
IT Director, Messageries Dynamiques/Sun Media
The Route Companion ® is most intuitive in use and allows fast and accurate field data collection.
Sales Director, Reid's Dairy
We have received a very positive feedback from our drivers and from our distributors. The software has enabled them to be much more efficient, so much so, that they save at least an hour a day.
Vice-President, Information Technology, Parmalat Canada