Dot Foods has experienced growth within its 14 distribution centers, which prompted a re-evaluation of the company's labeling operations. Dot Foods’ distribution centers, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, drove demand for new, modern label templates, as well as new printers to satisfy its labeling needs. With its previous label design software provider, Dot Foods was struggling to meet security requirements with its internal High Availability (HA) standards, and the company previously used outdated label files that had difficulty communicating with modern in-house printers.
“We were using a different platform from a different vendor, and we were outgrowing them, as well as having trouble with support,” states Troy Schenk, Dot Foods warehouse systems manager. “We looked at about a dozen different software vendors and then chose Teklynx to be our label platform moving forward. We chose Teklynx because of the support and ease of use. The partnership was a good fit for us.”
Dot Foods sought a labeling solution that could print to its 300-plus printers, meet internal labeling security requirements to maintain an HA environment, integrate seamlessly with its existing WMS system, JDA, and improve reliability within its labeling environment. The Teklynx Enterprise team determined that CodeSoft – Teklynx's advanced barcode label creation and integration software – and Sentinel – Teklynx's print automation solution – would be the right fit for Dot Foods. The implementation of CodeSoft and Sentinel drove significant labeling improvements for Dot Foods.
Most notably, the WMS labeling integration positioned Dot Foods to increase print speed and improve labeling accuracy to 99%.
Dot Foods’ implementation of Teklynx's products led to other labeling efficiencies, such as:
- Automated instantaneous print jobs to 300-plus printers within their 14 distribution centers across North America
- Gained efficiency with portable printers that seamlessly integrated with internal Android applications
- Continued compliance with internal security standards by implementing reliable software