CIS Group and Intermec Enable Parmalat Canada to Speed Deliveries

12/15/2004 - The CIS Group and Intermec Technologies Corp. have been selected to provide Parmalat Canada with a mobile direct store delivery information automation system that will provide order entry and invoicing at the point of sale, as well as credit, pricing, sample and inventory management.

Parmalat Canada is one of the largest dairy companies in Canada, producing and distributing a wide varity of dairy products, from fluid milk to cheese and yogurt.

Starting with 150 routes in Quebec, the system, which includes The CIS Group’s CompanionTM Suite DSD software and Intermec Bluetooth-enabled 740 mobile computers and 6820 portable printers, will streamline delivery management. More than 400 routes across Canada will use this automated system when completely implemented. The system automates all activities, including sales, distribution, order preparation and processing, delivery, inventory management and accounting, allowing Parmalat’s drivers to spend more time with their customers and less time searching price lists and calculating invoices.

“As we looked to replace our old system, we wanted a tried-and-true, integrated solution from leaders in the industry,” said Vince Campanelli, vice president of Information Technology at Parmalat Canada. “The CIS Group and Intermec truly partnered with Parmalat to design and deliver exactly what we needed to move our route management forward.”

“Companion Suite, combined with the 740 mobile computers and 6820 printers, will deliver a wealth of new capabilities to Parmalat Canada,” said Les Mesh, vice president, Canadian operations for Intermec. “The collection and transmission of information will be faster and more complete, while the integration with Parmalat’s back-office system will improve considerably.”

“The team of Intermec and The CIS Group provides a single source for Parmalat’s route management system,” said Pascal Poulou, sales manager for The CIS Group. “Because it gives delivery personnel all the tools and real-time information to manage their accounts on the spot, the solution will increase productivity and customer satisfaction.”

About Le Groupe CIS/The CIS Group
Founded in 1977, The CIS Group, a leader in information technology, has developed a solid expertise and a substantial knowledge of the needs of road and people transportation as well as of route delivery and sales force automation. For 25 years, The CIS Group has constantly innovated and offered a complete suite of solutions that are best suited to the industries it addresses. For more information, visit:

About Intermec
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, RFID (radio frequency identification), mobile computing systems, bar code printers and label media. The company s products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service. For more information, visit

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