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rfxcel Joins the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition

Washington, D.C., April 6, 2020. rfxcel, the global leader in digital supply chain traceability solutions, today announced that it has joined the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, a collaborative private-industry response to novel coronavirus that brings together leading organizations in healthcare, technology, academia, the nonprofit sector, and government.

The coalition’s goal is to save lives through data analytics. Gathering real-time data is key to learning about COVID-19 and how to best deliver healthcare to protect public health.

The coalition operates according to five guiding principles:

    • All members participate for the benefit of the country only. No organization will be given preferential advantage.
    • All members cooperate and openly share their plans.
    • Members will not be paid for working with the coalition. Each member brings its own resources; no money is exchanged.
    • Verbal agreements will suffice to get the coalition’s work started.
    • If an organization agrees to these terms and conditions, it can join the coalition.

rfxcel has been developing industry-leading track and trace software since 2003, longer than any company serving the life sciences and the business of government. Keeping with the coalition’s wish for members to bring their unique assets to support industry stakeholders, front-line responders, and federal, state, and local government organizations in the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is offering two of its cutting-edge supply chain solutions, rfxcel Integrated Monitoring (rIM) and Accurate Immunization Management (AIM), as part of its contribution to the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.

rfxcel Integrated Monitoring (rIM)

rIM uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor the environmental condition of products in real time as they move through supply chains on land, sea, and air. It is widely used in pharmaceutical cold chains to monitor high-value medical supplies, including vaccines. rIM communicates with small IoT-enabled devices embedded with products and sends updates and alerts about more than a dozen environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, light, orientation (tilt), and shock. It also monitors location, so it can alert users about route diversions and ensure logistics providers remain in compliance with delivery agreements. It can monitor at both the top level (e.g., case, pallet, truck) and the item level (e.g., syringe, packet, bottle), yielding true supply chain traceability and transparency.

Accurate Immunization Management (AIM)

AIM is an automated, cloud-based solution that tracks the dispensing of vaccines — including potential vaccines for COVID-19 — in the supply chain and seamlessly integrates with critical healthcare applications such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Immunization Information Systems (IIS). It empowers healthcare practitioners to view patients’ immunization records in real time, manage accurate administering, monitor inventory, and safely dispense the right vaccines to the right patient at the right time. AIM utilizes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rules and guidance for vaccine combinations, special populations, and required intervals between vaccines, and adheres to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules for dispensing. Because it is automated, users can be up and running with virtually no training, ensuring quick implementation in mission-critical locations.

Greg Moulthrop, vice president of rfxcel’s Worldwide Government Group, and his Washington, D.C.-based team of government and supply chain experts are leading the company’s efforts to bring rIM and AIM to the coalition’s fight against COVID-19. rfxcel will support the Supply Chain Working Group, facilitated by MITRE Corporation, to bring its technology to coalition members. Working across government and in partnership with industry, MITRE and its public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of the country.

“We are proud to be a member of the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition and donate our time and resources to addressing this public health crisis,” Moulthrop said. “rfxcel’s Worldwide Government Group is focused on mission readiness and develops tools to protect the supply chain against disruptions for the most vulnerable products. We care about protecting the public; in this case, we must protect the health and well-being of people across the country — across the world — against COVID-19, which is revealing how much we rely on robust, secure supply chains. With rIM and AIM, rfxcel can do its part to safeguard people and, we hope, hasten both the end of COVID-19 and the recovery of our communities and economy.”

rfxcel CEO Glenn Abood said the company was honored to join the coalition and was eager to get to work. “We had been considering how we could do more to help defeat COVID-19,” he said. “We feel that our everyday work is helping by keeping supply chains moving in the pharma, food and beverage, and consumer goods industries, but we felt we could do more. When Greg told us about the coalition, we were all in.

“rIM is an award-winning environmental monitoring solution that’s proved itself over and over in the pharma industry,” Abood continued, “so it was a logical choice to share with the coalition. And AIM, which we released late last month, was a no-brainer. We had been working on it for a while and successfully tested it with some of our major customers. We were excited about releasing it, but we couldn’t have imagined the timing would coincide with COVID-19. We hope deploying it to the coalition will make a difference.”

To learn more about rfxcel’s work with the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition or what rfxcel offers the government, contact Greg Moulthrop, vice president of rfxcel’s Worldwide Government Group, at publicservices@rfxcel.com or visit rfxgov.com.

To learn more about rfxcel and its supply chain solutions, contact Vice President of Marketing Herb Wong at 925-824-0300 or hwong@rfxcel.com and visit rfxcel.com.

About rfxcel

Founded in 2003, rfxcel provides leading-edge software solutions to help companies manage every aspect of their supply chains, lower costs, and protect their products and brand reputations. Blue-chip organizations in the life sciences (pharmaceuticals and medical devices), food and beverage, worldwide government, and consumer goods industries trust rfxcel’s signature Traceability System (rTS) to power end-to-end supply chain solutions in key areas such as traceability, environmental monitoring, regulatory compliance, serialization, and visibility. The company is headquartered in the United States and has offices in the EU, Britain, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, India, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific region.

rfxcel Releases Latest Version of Its rTS Platform

Reno, Nevada, Feb. 18, 2020. rfxcel, the global leader in digital supply chain traceability solutions, today announced that it will release the latest version of its rfxcel Traceability System (rTS) software platform on February 18, 2020. rTS 7.0 continues the award-winning legacy of rfxcel’s signature full-stack solution, enabling true end-to-end supply chain traceability, environmental monitoring, and analytics from anywhere in the world.

The announcement comes as the company marks its 17th year of developing leading-edge supply chain software solutions. With rTS 7.0, rfxcel anticipates building on the successes it enjoyed in 2019, which included entering the consumer goods industry, conducting major pharma pilots for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Brazilian government, enhancing its powerful Integrated Monitoring (rIM) solution, launching a MobileTraceability solution, tripling the size of its team in Russia, increasing its presence in the Middle East, and hosting its annual User Group in Reno, Nevada.

rTS 7.0 can comprise up to eight discrete solutions that work in concert to harmonize, optimize, automate, and monitor virtually every aspect of supply chain operations. Though rfxcel currently provides its solutions to four industries — life sciences (pharmaceutical and medical devices), food and beverage, worldwide government, and consumer goods — the fully customizable, interoperable, and scalable nature of rTS makes it suitable for supply chain visibility and security in any industry. rTS solutions include rfxcel Integrated Monitoring for real-time cold chain traceability, Serialization Processing, Compliance Management, Raw Materials Traceability, Finished Goods Traceability, Data Analytics and Blockchain Enabler. The solutions are available in a variety of languages, which speeds implementation and boosts ease of use because people can work in their native language.

CEO Glenn Abood, who founded rfxcel in 2003 with Chief Strategy Officer Jack Tarkoff, said rTS 7.0 was the culmination of a year-long effort to make the platform more powerful and user-friendly than ever before.

“As we begin 2020 and celebrate 17 years of innovating supply chain technology and working with our customers to keep them at the forefront of their industries, we want people to know that rTS has never been better,” he said. “It has more features and capabilities than ever before, yet it’s intuitive and very easy to use. It centralizes complete supply chain control in one platform, can be accessed and controlled from virtually anywhere on Earth, and ensures companies remain informed, nimble, and compliant no matter where they do business.”

Mr. Abood added that the improved rTS 7.0 will be a boon to rfxcel as it continues its expansion into new industries and markets. “We had some major successes in the pharmaceutical industry and the government sector last year,” he said, “particularly in Russia and the Middle East, where we’ll be working with large brands and regulatory organizations. rTS 7.0 will help us solidify our position in markets around the world; in addition to Russia and the Middle East, we are leading in other key markets, such as Brazil and India.

“As we roll out rTS 7.0 and put it through its paces, we’ll be able to demonstrate what rfxcel brings to the table. Jack and I were compelled to start rfxcel when we realized that it was impossible for consumers to check the authenticity of their prescription drugs. We were born out of the desire to protect people from potentially harmful pharmaceutical products. Today, so many years later, rTS 7.0 shows why we’re one of the best supply chain traceability solution providers for companies in any industry.

rTS 7.0 will debut officially on February 18, 2020. To learn more about what it can do, contact Vice President of Marketing Herb Wong and visit rfxcel.com.

 

Herb Wong, VP of Marketing

hwong@rfxcel.com

925-824-0300

 

About rfxcel

Founded in 2003, rfxcel provides leading-edge software solutions to help companies manage every aspect of their supply chains, lower costs, and protect their products and brand reputations. Blue-chip organizations in the life sciences/pharmaceutical, food and beverage, worldwide government, and consumer goods industries trust rfxcel’s signature Traceability System (rTS) to power end-to-end supply chain solutions in key areas such as traceability, environmental monitoring, regulatory compliance, serialization, and visibility. The company is headquartered in the United States and has offices in the EU, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, India, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific region.

rfxcel to Demo Track & Trace Tech at PMA Fresh Summit

October 9, 2019. Members of rfxcel’s Food and Beverage Team will be at the PMA Fresh Summit 2019 to talk about the changing landscape of food production, distribution, and marketing, and how companies that harness supply chain data will win the future.

The team will showcase rfxcel’s latest track and trace innovations, including its signature rfxcel Traceability System (rTS), an improved rfxcel MobileTraceability app, and the rfxcel Integrated Monitoring (rIM) solution. These products work together to yield real-time validated data at the unit, case, pallet, and lot levels. They harness mobile technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) for the most complete view of your production while ensuring you are always compliant with regulators and your customers.

“We have always enjoyed the PMA Fresh Summit 2019,” said rfxcel CEO Glenn Abood. “This year, we’re focusing on the power and importance of data, and we’re especially excited because we’ll be showing technology that’s tailor-made for the food and beverage industry. For example, our rIM solution yields an array of rich data, from cut-to-cool time to in-transit conditions on land, sea, and air. And our rfxcel MobileTraceability app enables any user to execute full supply chain visibility from the palm of their hand and from any location.”

rfxcel’s MobileTraceability app captures and reports data when and where it happens. Currently available for Android devices and most handheld mobile scanners, it lets users see everything, everywhere — in the field, at the dock, on the production floor. It can create new events such as quality inspection results so users can capture non-traditional traceability data or create/track the workflow that best suits their business needs. Expect an iOS version in the near future.

The Food and Beverage Team will be running a live demo of rfxcel’s powerful rIM solution. Using IoT-enabled sensors and the power of rTS, rIM captures critical data about more than a dozen environmental conditions (e.g., temperature, humidity, light, tilt) and sends real-time updates for 24/7 monitoring of perishable goods. rIM is more than cold-chain monitoring: It’s a sensor-agnostic solution that can be configured to solve the unique challenges of any supply chain.

Attendees can also request a demo of the rTS platform, which has been proven in the strict regulatory environment of the pharmaceutical industry, where bad data can threaten more than business — it can threaten lives. rTS features a best-in-class serialization solution and can track units, cases, pallets, and lots. The demo will show how rTS tracks all raw material lots as they travel from different farms to a central processing facility and are transformed into a new product for distribution.

“It’s an exciting time at rfxcel,” Abood said. “Our data capabilities are exciting; there is so much technology coming to food supply chains as companies realize the value of visibility. We unify all of those initiatives into a single platform. Be sure to stop by Booth 4829 to see what we can do.”

To learn more about rfxcel’s MobileTraceability app, rIM, rTS, and the company’s other innovative track and trace solutions, see us at the PMA Fresh Summit 2019 on October 17-19, contact Herb Wong, or visit rfxcel.com.

Herb Wong, VP of Marketing

hwong@rfxcel.com

925-824-0300

 

About rfxcel

rfxcel is a track and trace software provider with leading-edge solutions to help organizations track their entire supply chain, meet regulatory compliance requirements, and protect products and brand reputations. For the last 15 years, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and dispensers have trusted rfxcel to provide complete compliance and traceability solutions. rfxcel’s integrated track and trace software suite delivers better business outcomes and lowers supply chain costs. The company is headquartered in the United States and has offices in the EU, Latin America, India, Russia, the Middle East, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Walmart EVP and Amgen SVP Join rfxcel’s Board of Directors

San Ramon, CA  July 18, 2018 – rfxcel, leading track and trace software provider, announced today that Chris Sultemeier, formerly from Walmart, and Martin Van Trieste, formerly from Amgen, have joined rfxcel’s Board of Directors.

Chris Sultemeier brings over 30 years of leadership experience in supply chain operations to the rfxcel organization.  Chris was the Executive Vice President of Logistics at Walmart, as well as the President and CEO of Walmart Transportation LLC. During his tenure, he was responsible for all domestic and global distribution and fulfillment.  Chris received the prestigious Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his efforts on sustainability. Chris also serves as an instructor at MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Master’s Degree program for Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation.

“I spent a life time working to improve supply chain efficiency; working with the industry leader, Walmart, I was fortunate to spearhead many new innovations which have now become common place.” says, Chris Sultemeier.  “I look forward to bringing this experience to a new leader, rfxcel, who will bring improved visibility and control to the supply chain across a wide-range of industries.”

“Chris’s expansive knowledge of supply chain tracking and optimization, combined with rfxcel’s world-class traceability platform will bring new business value to many organizations.  Chris’s vision and enthusiasm for transforming the supply chain is infectious and I am excited to welcome him to the rfxcel’s Board of Directors.”, says Glenn Abood, CEO.

Also joining the rfxcel board is Martin Van Trieste.  He is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) which is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information, and expertise to advance pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing science and regulation so members can better serve patients.

Martin’s experience includes serving as Chief Quality Officer and SVP of Quality at Amgen, as well as VP of Quality at a number of large biopharmaceutical companies. Martin’s decades of experience provide rfxcel with a varied and comprehensive knowledge of the industry.

“I am excited to join rfxcel in its mission to provide serialization, and track and trace technology to protect patients and consumers.  As a former SVP of Quality, I was drawn to rfxcel because of its commitment to quality.  rfxcel’s solution provides the most extensive verification of data in the industry. This commitment to quality data is essential to protecting consumers and the supply chain.”

“rfxcel has had the privilege of working with Martin over a number of years.  He has demonstrated the capacity to think strategically and deliver tactically.  We look forward to the new insights and leadership that Martin will bring to the rfxcel’s Board of Directors.”  said Glenn Abood, CEO.

 

For more information about rfxcel’s Board of Directors:

Herb Wong, VP of Marketing

hwong@rfxcel.com

www.rfxcel.com

 

About rfxcel:

rfxcel is the leading provider of SaaS-based track and trace solutions. Their platform enables companies to protect patients, comply with regulatory mandates, and gain visibility into their supply chain. rfxcel’s relentless commitment to customer success and continuous innovation ensures that companies can meet today’s requirements and tomorrow’s challenges.

Walmart, rfxce'sl Board of directors