Affiliated Foods implements Dossier software

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Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative has implemented Dossier maintenance management software for the mission-critical equipment at its warehouse in Norfolk, Neb. Dossier, the flagship software product of Arsenault Associates, already is used by Affiliated Carrier, the trucking arm of the same company.

“From a maintenance standpoint, Dossier is the best investment we have ever made,” says Lance Mortensen of Affiliated Foods. “Dossier is being used to help maintain many kinds of equipment, including 76 forklifts and 200 order pickers – forklift-like vehicles that raise the rider along with a pallet for picking mixed orders from stock. We also use Dossier to track maintenance of practically every system inside the warehouse – air compressors, carousels, conveyors, HVAC evaporators, condensers, compressors and about 50 pieces of miscellaneous equipment c pallet jacks, for example.”

Dossier was a natural choice for Affiliated Foods, Mortensen says, because it had proven its value over many years with Affiliated Carriers, which operates 115 tractors and 200 trailers. The cooperative’s 200 trailer refrigeration units are considered separate units for maintenance purposes.

Arsenault, based in Atco, N.J., says its Dossier software is intuitive and rich in features a manager might not even know he or she needs until they’ve actually used them. Dossier is designed as a flexible, scaleable set of solutions and is available in a number of versions to suit a customer’s requirements. Dossier also is available as 24/7 Fleet Online ASP, a version accessible over the Web anytime.