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SOURCE DecisionPoint Systems, Inc.
20-Route Pilot Program to Begin in California
IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DecisionPoint™ Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: DPSI), a leading provider and integrator of Enterprise Mobility and Wireless Applications, announced today the launch of a pilot program to create and install a comprehensive paperless mobile customer interface solution for Mission Linen Supply. The custom-built, end-to-end enterprise program will outfit all of Mission Linen's drivers, dispatchers and office support personnel with mobile devices that automate and replace their current paper-based system for all their operations including deliveries, invoicing, ordering, real-time communications and customer support.
The pilot program, the second part of a multi-phase, three-year contract, will cover the approximately 20 industrial and commercial routes operated from Santa Barbara, CA, the corporate base of privately-held Mission Linen Supply. Mission Linen Supply provides rental products, services and supplies to hospitality, medical and industrial businesses in California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Oregon.
As part of the program all Mission Supply drivers will be outfitted with a complete set of hardware including a hand-held mobile computer tablet with an Android operating system that has been "ruggedized" for the kinds of intensive field work they will be performing. The end result will mean much faster and more precise operations for Mission Linen including more accurate invoicing, better inventory control, better planning and dispatching, immediate wireless connectivity and better real-time customer relations, noted Karl Willig, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Linen Supply.
"Our goal is to improve our operations and deliver quicker, more accurate and less time- consuming products and services to all our clients throughout the Southwestern region of the U.S.," Willig said. "We are proud of our thorough customer service orientation, and we believe the wireless, paperless DecisionPoint system will help us achieve these goals. We selected DecisionPoint because we were impressed with the products and services they have created for other route-based businesses."
DecisionPoint Systems provides the kinds of wireless technologies that enable companies like Mission Linen Supply to automate their enterprise and turn their employee base into a modern, wireless mobile workforce, noted DecisionPoint CEO Nicholas R. Toms.
"This is the type of project that is a natural fit for all our core competencies, including mobile computing, empowering mobile workers and leveraging the expertise DecisionPoint has gained through our experience working in the mobile marketplace," Toms said. "We are building a cross-platform development solution for the entire Mission Linen operation. In the end our program will give them all the tools to create a modern mobile workforce, plus the flexibility to build their operations in the future as they expand. We are excited about working for Mission Linen Supply and look forward to delivering the value our technologies offers them."
About Mission Linen Supply
Mission Linen Supply is a privately-held company and a leading provider of rental products, services and supplies to hospitality, medical and industrial businesses. The company's mission is to maximize profits and operating efficiencies for customers by offering them one-stop shopping for their linen and industrial needs.
Mission Linen Supply manages more than 40 plants and employs twenty-five hundred people in California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Oregon. The company relies on technology and environmentally minded vendor partners to conserve resources and reduce waste. Founded in 1930, Mission Linen Supply is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California and is located on the web at www.missionlinen.com.
About DecisionPoint™ Systems, Inc.
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. delivers improved productivity and operational advantages to its clients by helping them move their business decision points closer to their customers. They do this by making enterprise software applications accessible to the front-line worker anytime, anywhere. DecisionPoint utilizes the latest wireless, mobility, and RFID technologies.
For more information on DecisionPoint Systems visit www.decisionpt.com.
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc.
Nicholas R. Toms
Chief Executive Officer
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