Dot Foods Improves Quality Controls & Monitoring of Critical Systems with SENTRICS Platform

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The SENTRICS cloud-based platform provides real-time sensor monitoring and data-driven insights into the performance of critical controls and temperature zones.

In December of 2019, SENTRICS partnered with Dot Foods to implement a temperature monitoring and alert system to elevate their high standard of facility operations and food safety in their Toronto, Ontario distribution center, one of 14 distribution centers Dot Foods operates across North America.

As part of the initiative, SENTRICS installed Monnit wireless temperature sensors in zones throughout the distribution center that require rigid monitoring. The SENTRICS cloud-based platform collects, analyzes, and interprets the data collected from the sensors to expand the visibility into the performance of the critical controls and temperature zones. This was woven throughout the facility to maintain Dot Foods’ guidelines for safe storage and handling.

With the SENTRICS platform on-site and remote employees now have a complete real-time picture of their facility. Using the platform’s customizable dashboards and alerts, employees are able to monitor constraints within refrigerated, frozen, and dry good zones covered by the sensors and compare readings from other systems to improve overall data accuracy. Early warning signals set within the platform alert relevant staff and provide the timely information needed to proactively avoid operational issues and keep food within their required target temperature range.

This proves how easy-to-install wireless sensors can be combined with cloud-based software to improve operational efficiencies of industrial controls and systems.

“With the SENTRICS platform, we are able to be compliant and identify issues quickly, which allows us to make corrections at a low cost with a light footprint. This is exactly what we wanted to see from the system,” said Troy Schenk, Dot Foods Director of Automation

In addition to real-time alerting, custom reports were created that fulfill compliance objectives for Dot Foods. With this partnership, SENTRICS is pleased to provide an easy to install a system that fulfills the stated safety objectives for Dot Foods.

The SENTRICS platform enables industrial organizations to effectively expand their visibility into the health of critical assets and controls. SENTRICS is a scalable, cloud-based software platform that collects, analyzes, and interprets data from a wide range of third-party sensors or devices to enable a real-time view of asset conditions. Industrial organizations no longer need to trap investments inside high-cost proprietary systems. The SENTRICS platform provides a more meaningful and open approach to gain greater visibility and enable data-driven actions not previously offered in industrial environments. To learn more about SENTRICS, visit

Dot Foods, Inc., carries 131,000 products from 1,040 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and 39 countries. Dot Foods operates 11 U. S. distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Dyersburg, Tennessee; University Park, Illinois; Bullhead City, Arizona; and Bear, Delaware. Dot Foods' Canadian operations are located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. For information, visit

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel at all U.S. locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit and follow @DotFoodsCareers. For more on opportunities available with Dot Transportation,

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