Intermec, Blue Dot Automate Direct Store Delivery for Mountainview Food

4/16/2004 - Mountainview Food Distributors Inc. has selected Intermec Technologies Corp. and Blue Dot Solutions to automate its route sales and warehouse management operations.

Mountainview route personnel will deliver snack foods to each store location using Blue Dot’s mNOW! Direct Store Delivery software running on Intermec 700 Series mobile computers to ensure accurate and efficient delivery. Each product will be scanned, quantities will be tracked for store acceptance, and information uploaded via DEX communications. Upon order completion, Mountainview’s drivers will print a customer receipt via wireless communication with an O’Neil full-page mobile printer.

Blue Dot’s mNOW! Inventory Management module and mNOW Middleware will work in conjunction with Intermec handheld computers and 802.11b wireless network to automate warehouse operations and integrate collected data into Mountainview’s enterprise QuickBooks accounting system.

“The new system will enable Mountainview to expand its current product lines to include even a broader scope of snack food lines, while providing us the ability to track and report on all of our current product lines with automated speed and accuracy, said Mountainview President Bill Krauth. “We selected Intermec and Blue Dot because of the combination of leading technology and their ability to deliver a complete integrated solution. We believe Blue Dot’s expertise in providing integrated mobile product solutions, including Intermec mobile computing hardware, implementation services and support, will provide our company with the key components for success on this project.”

“This system will enable our independent contractors to provide the highest level of service to our customers, and help increase sales by offering fast and efficient deliveries,” said Mountainview Vice President Stu Morris.

When finished with deliveries for the day, Mountainview drivers will synchronize data to Blue Dot’s mNOW! Middleware, which manages all communication between the mobile computers, via the Internet, dial-up, or in-premise Ethernet, and acts as the central point for integration into Mountainview’s enterprise QuickBooks for accounting and warehouse inventory functions.

The mNOW! Middleware, fully web-architected, will be hosted by Blue Dot Solutions, and will provide Mountainview the ability to view route information anywhere at any time. With an embedded SQL database as part of the hosted application, Mountainview will own the foundation to evolve and grow the system as their business changes.

“I am very excited that Mountainview has selected our mNOW! Mobile Infrastructure for DSD and WMS,” said Blue Dot President Mick Milnark. “We are committed to a successful implementation and superior ongoing support.”

About Mountainview Food Distributors, Inc.
Mountainview Food Distributors, Inc. has been specializing in Direct Store Delivery for over 15 years, offering a wide variety of snack foods to all of the major grocery store chains, including Kroger, Safeway, Albertsons, and Wal-Mart. Other Mountainview customers include area military bases and convenience stores. The entire team at Mountainview has been part of the creation of a corporate philosophy that promotes a high level of customer service, integrity, and provides bottom line savings to their valued customers. Located in Denver, CO, Mountainview can be reached via Email at or call 303-388-4920.

About Blue Dot Solutions, Inc.
Blue Dot Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of mobile data collection and work order management software solutions. The company, located in Golden, CO, offers a suite of web-based and non web-based products that can be utilized across many vertical markets to increase the efficiency and productivity of the field workforce. Coupled with leading edge software products, Blue Dot offers a tight integrated service and support model, which assures the success for the successful deployment of mobile computing projects. To learn more about Blue Dot, please visit their website at or call 303.674.3500 x13, email

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, Intellitag® RFID (radio frequency identification) and mobile computing systems. 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.

To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec’s supply chain technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at To learn more about UNOVA, visit

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