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rfxcel Named Russia CRPT Software and Integration Partner for Nine Industries

Reno, Nevada, July 21, 2020. rfxcel, the global leader in digital supply chain track and trace solutions, today announced that it had once again been named an official software and integration partner with Russia’s Center for Research in Perspective Technologies (CRPT), which operates the country’s National Track and Trace Digital System (Chestny ZNAK). It was named an official integration, software, and tested solution partner for medications in April.

The company earned official partner status for nine industries: footwear, tires, light industry, perfumes, dairy, bottled drinking water, bicycles, wheelchairs, and tobacco. rfxcel is now an official partner for 10 of the 11 industries for which the CRPT has chosen partners.

Furthermore, at the time of this release, rfxcel was the only software and integration partner for five industries: footwear, tires, light industry, wheelchairs, and bicycles. In the remaining industries — perfume, dairy, and bottled water — rfxcel is either the sole partner a category or one of only two or three.

The new designations solidify rfxcel’s status as the leader in Chestny ZNAK. rfxcel CEO Glenn Abood said the continued success with the CRPT and Chestny ZNAK demonstrated that the company’s strategy for the Russian market was working. “We have always been the leader in supply chain compliance,” he said, “and we committed ourselves to extending that legacy to Russia. We’ve been there right from the start, growing our team in Moscow and honing our solutions to meet the strict compliance requirements. Our official partner designations in 10 industries shows we’re leading in Russia.”

Victoria Kozlova, rfxcel’s general director of Russian operations, said the new partner designations could be attributed to three things. “It’s the quality of our solutions, the support we’re getting from across rfxcel, and the quality of our team in Moscow,” she said. “We’re one of only a very few solutions providers with active implementations in Russia. That says a lot about what we’ve accomplished over the last two years. We’re also working to parlay this success with our strategies in the Commonwealth of Independent States.”

Enacted by Federal Law No. 425-FZ on December 29, 2017, Chestny ZNAK was designed to protect consumers by keeping fake and substandard products out of the market. As envisioned, by 2024 it will transform the Russian supply chain and affect virtually every industry, from pharmaceuticals to baby food. The CRPT, a public-private partnership, has managed Chestny ZNAK since 2018.

To learn more about rfxcel’s operations in Russia and its solutions for pharma, consumer goods, food and beverage, and government, contact Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives Herb Wong at 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 Working to Reduce Supply Chain Issues

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A Reno company is using its cloud-based technology to improve inefficiencies in the supply chain. As raw materials and goods make their way from one place to another, rfxcel Corporation uses Integrated Monitoring, or RIM, to track its delivery.

“It helps avoid counterfeits, helps to avoid out-of-stocks, and helps ensure that your ingredients and raw materials are going to be there at the plant when you need them,” Glenn Abood, Founder and CEO of rfxcel Corporation said.

The technology is similar to what people use to track online orders as they’re delivered. Each item has a serial number or lot code that gets scanned along its delivery route.

“We, today, deal with pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, wholesalers, dispensers, we also deal with food and beverage manufacturers,” Abood said.

Abood says the transportation industry is doing a good job of keeping up with demand but that there are other problems with the supply chain.

“The challenge has been that, in the supply chain, there are outages,” Abood said. “There are certain parts of the supply chain that aren’t functioning as well as they should.”

The company uses RIM to track finished goods as they go from the manufacturer to distribution centers and eventually to the market. For the past few months, the bigger focus has been on raw materials that travel from their origins to the manufacturers. He says that is even more important in a global market.

“They might know who they bought it from, directly, but where did that company get the product from?” Abood said. “Was it impacted by what’s going on in China? Was it impacted by other global shortages?”

He says the tracking helps everyone from start to finish. Manufacturers are better-equipped to handle inventory issues and they can make changes to who their suppliers are, if necessary. He says that can help prevent counterfeit products. That is something that can give consumers more confidence.

“If we go to a drug store and by the medicine that we need, that that medicine is in fact genuine,” Abood said.

rfxcel moved its headquarters to Reno in November, 2018. Part of the city’s appeal was the quality of life, proximity to the Bay Area and the University of Nevada. Since then, it has grown but Abood says that has slowed down since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The company has about 100 employees around the world, including more than a dozen in Reno. Many of those are homegrown.

“It’s always a challenge to find the right people and we’re very selective but we have found some great people in the Reno area and we’re really excited about being here,” Abood said.

The company and its employees are also adjusting to the emergency. Most of its workers are doing their jobs, remotely.

“Because we’re a cloud-based company anyway, our software, our applications, our customers use the product in the cloud and therefore, for us it’s not been too difficult to work from home,” Abood said.

rfxcel Becomes Official Partner with Russia’s CRPT

April 15, 2020 Reno, NV. rfxcel, the global leader in supply chain track and trace solutions, has been named an official integration, software, and tested solution partner with Russia’s Center for Research in Perspective Technologies (CRPT). The CRPT is a public-private partnership that manages Russia’s National Track and Trace Digital System, known as Chestny ZNAK.

Members of rfxcel’s Moscow-based team met with CRPT to demonstrate its signature full-stack solution, rfxcel Traceability System, answer technical questions, and share examples of compliance reports. After an internal evaluation, CRPT notified rfxcel that it had validated its solution and designated the company as an official integration, software, and tested solution partner on its website.

rfxcel CEO Glenn Abood said the success with the CRPT was the culmination of a lot of hard work in Russia. “We decided quite some time ago to commit ourselves to leading in Russia,” he said. “Today, we’re one of a very few supply chain solution providers with active implementations in the country, and we’re working with more and more companies as our reputation for ironclad compliance and supply chain management grows. We’ve tripled the size of our team there over the last year, and I can’t say enough about what they’ve accomplished.”

Enacted by Federal Law No. 425-FZ on December 29, 2017, Chestny ZNAK was designed to protect consumers by keeping fake and substandard products out of the market. As envisioned, by 2024 it will transform the Russian supply chain and affect virtually every industry, from pharmaceuticals, footwear, and photography equipment to tires and tobacco. The CRPT has managed Chestny ZNAK since November 2018.

“It all comes down to the quality of our solutions, the companywide support we’re getting, and the knowledge and skill of our people here,” said Victoria Kozlova, rfxcel’s general director of Russian operations. “We speak the language. We know the regulations inside and out. We understand how to meet customers’ requirements while ensuring they’re fully compliant with Russia’s strict regulations.”

CEO Abood concluded by putting the accomplishment into context. “Though this is an exciting time for us in Russia, it comes at a time when ‘business as usual’ has been turned on its head due to COVID-19. All our teams are working to keep supply chains moving where they need to go, including hospitals, clinics, supermarkets, and other critical locations. And we recently joined the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, donating our rfxcel Integrated Monitoring and Accurate Immunization Management solutions. We are working hard to be part of the solution.”

For more information on how rfxcel can help your company comply with Russian regulations or to learn more about rfxcel’s track and trace and compliance solutions generally, contact Vice President of Marketing Herb Wong or visit rfxcel.com. Mr. Wong can also answer questions about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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 Joins the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition

Washington, D.C., April 6, 2020. rfxcel, the global leader in supply chain track and trace 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 Announces Accurate Immunization Management Solution to Aid in the Fight Against COVID-19

March 23, 2020. rfxcel, the longest-tenured track and trace solutions provider in the life sciences industry, today announced the launch of Accurate Immunization Management (AIM), an automated, cloud-based solution that tracks the dispensing of vaccines in the supply chain and seamlessly integrates with critical healthcare applications such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Immunization Information Systems (IIS).

“AIM ensures that the right patient gets the right vaccine at the right time,” rfxcel CEO Glenn Abood said. “It can track any vaccine, including potential vaccines for COVID-19, in any supply chain, monitor inventory, and facilitate safe, timely delivery to any location. At a time when the world is depending on supply chains to function at peak performance, AIM is a tool to get vaccines properly delivered and dispensed.”

Abood, who founded rfxcel in 2003 with Chief Strategy Officer Jack Tarkoff, emphasized that AIM utilizes a configurable rules engine and automated inventory reordering to ensure that vaccines are always on hand and are delivered as intended.

“We designed AIM to be compliant, fast, and flexible in any country,” Abood said, adding that it will comply with laws in the European Union, China, Russia, Asia, India, and the Middle East. “It will never run counter to what regulations tell us we need to do to safeguard people and the worldwide vaccine supply chain,” he said.

The announcement of AIM comes as rfxcel is marking its 17th year of developing leading-edge supply chain software solutions. Last month, it released the latest version of its rfxcel Traceability System (rTS) software platform. rTS 7.0 continues the award-winning legacy of the company’s signature full-stack solution, enabling true end-to-end supply chain traceability, environmental monitoring, and analytics from anywhere in the world. Highlights of 2019 included conducting major pharma pilots for the FDA 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 entering the consumer goods industry.

“We’ve been working on AIM for a while and have successfully tested it with some of our major customers,” Abood said. “We’ve been excited about releasing it, but we couldn’t imagine the timing would coincide with COVID-19 and a ‘new normal’ for businesses everywhere. In these new circumstances, and with the situation changing hour to hour, we think AIM will strengthen rfxcel’s commitment to being a responsible and proactive member of the global business community.”

Abood concluded by saying that rfxcel was operating at full capacity and was in constant contact with its employees and customers. “We are keeping supply chains moving in critical industries, including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, worldwide government, and consumer goods,” he said.

To learn more about rfxcel’s Accurate Immunization Management solution and the company’s other track and trace and environmental monitoring solutions for the life sciences industry, 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 (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

February 18, 2020. rfxcel, the global leader in supply chain track and trace 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 Speak at Pharma Logistics Conference in Sao Paulo

October 21, 2019. Vinicius Bagnarolli, rfxcel’s director of operations for Latin America, will speak about serialization best practices, preparing for Brazil’s National Medicine Control System (SNCM), and Supply Chain 4.0 at the Enterprise Business Development and Information (ebdi) Pharma Logistics & Cold Chain 2019 Conference October 23-24 in Sao Paulo.

rfxcel, the leader in track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has prioritized helping Brazilian companies prepare for SNCM, a medicine traceability system designed to establish mechanisms and procedures for tracking and tracing drugs in Brazil. The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has been working on the regulations since 2009; they are scheduled to take effect in May 2022.

The conference, titled “Innovation and Regulation Together for the Growth of the Pharmaceutical Ecosystem,” will be held at Sau Paulo’s Villa Bisutti Casa do Ator hotel. It will feature panel discussions, lectures, plenary sessions, and networking events. Over two days, attendees will learn about regulatory affairs, how and where to invest in supply chain logistics technology, process management and integration, and experts’ predictions for Brazil’s supply chain.

Bagnarolli will speak on Day 1, stressing the importance of following supply chain best practices to prepare for SNCM, which requires unit-level serialization, tracking/tracing and monitoring products environmental conditions, and submitting detailed transaction data to the government. He will also review the processes, technologies, and machinery that will help companies be ready for the future, including Supply Chain 4.0 and blockchain. Discussing the benefits of track and trace solutions, he will highlight rfxcel’s industry-leading technology, including our signature rfxcel Traceability Solution (rTS) platform and rfxcel Integrated Monitoring (rIM), which can track more than a dozen environmental factors in real time.

“I’m happy to have the opportunity to speak directly to the industry,” Bagnarolli said. “SNCM is 30 months away; this may seem like a long time, but companies have to act now to be ready to comply. I want people to know the value track and trace technology brings to the supply chain, and what other steps they can take to add value to their operations. The changes may seem complex, but implementing best practices now will ensure you’re ready for the future — for SNCM, Supply Chain 4.0, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and beyond — and can bring immediate value to your bottom line.”

Bagnarolli, who grew up in Porto Alegre, added, “I really want to emphasize that Brazil must embrace Supply Chain 4.0 now. rfxcel is ready to provide guidance on how to best approach the changes that are coming. The unique software capabilities we have developed over the past 15 years have helped companies around the world meet stringent compliance requirements, safeguard their supply chains, and expand their markets. I’m looking forward to talking about best practices, how to prepare for SNCM, and the future of our supply chain.”

To learn more about rfxcel’s innovative track and trace products, contact Vice President of Marketing 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.

rfxcel to Exhibit, Discuss DSCSA VRS at HDA Seminar in D.C.

rfxcel, the global leader in supply chain track and trace solutions and the pharma industry’s thought leader in the Verification Router Service (VRS), will exhibit at the Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s (HDA’s) 2019 Traceability Seminar October 21-23 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The HDA is a sponsor of the seminar, an annual event that brings together healthcare supply chain leaders to learn more about implementation milestones of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) — as well as innovative approaches and lessons learned — as distributors, manufacturers, and dispensers implement serialization and traceability technologies to further preserve the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain.

This year’s gathering occurs less than a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it did “not intend to take action against wholesale distributors” that do not meet the DSCSA Saleable Returns Verification Requirement before November 27, 2020. This is a 1-year extension of the original deadline for wholesale distributors to verify a product identifier before further distributing a returned product.

rfxcel is leading an FDA pilot to measure VRS readiness, and is looking forward to hosting a discussion about the state of the VRS and the effects of the FDA’s deadline extension. The company will share the interim pilot report it has prepared for the FDA, which presents findings of the tests it has conducted across the VRS network of providers.

Herb Wong, rfxcel’s executive sponsor of the FDA VRS pilot, said, “We’re excited to talk about VRS and share the findings of our pilot. We also want to talk about the deadline extension, which we believe is the right decision because it will allow the industry to test more production-like scenarios. When you’re at the Traceability Seminar, visit our team at Booth 9 to talk about all the latest developments. No matter what, companies should continue with their planned VRS implementation efforts so they’ll benefit from the continued testing.”

rfxcel began its FDA-approved VRS pilot in June. It is designed to quantify the readiness of the VRS network to meet the DSCSA’s Saleable Returns Verification Requirement. The pilot builds on the HDA’s VRS efforts and will systematically verify, measure, and report on the ability of the VRS network to meet the functional requirements of VRS.

A key and unique aspect of the pilot is that rfxcel has been sharing the details of its VRS test cases with all VRS providers to ensure they have a common detailed set of test cases. rfxcel will continue to work with the providers to verify the test conditions to enable maximum readiness of the VRS network across all VRS providers.

rfxcel CEO Glenn Abood said the company was honored to participate in the HDA seminar and would be prepared to field questions. “We’re the longest-tenured track and trace solution provider in the pharma industry and the thought leader in VRS,” he said. “We’re ready to share our expertise and discuss our VRS pilot to measure and ensure the seamless interoperability between VRS providers across a broad range of use cases. Recent developments don’t change the fact that complete and consistent verification of the use cases is critical to successfully meeting the DSCSA Saleable Returns Verification Requirement. Companies should remain on course and use the extra time to ensure they’re ready for 2020.”

To learn more about rfxcel’s FDA VRS pilot, its VRS solution, and other innovative track and trace products, visit the company at Booth 9, contact Herb Wong directly, or book a meeting at 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.

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rfxcel Drives LATAM Expansion

rfxcel announced today that they will expand their capability to enable LATAM Life Science(s) organizations to meet serialization and regulatory compliance requirements throughout Latin America and around the globe.

rfxcel is excited to announce the addition of Vinicius (Vinnie) Bagnarolli to their growing team of industry experts. Vinnie will be serving as the Commercial Director for Latin America. He will be responsible for driving rfxcel’s overall sales strategy and offerings to both existing and new clients throughout the region.

Vinnie joins rfxcel with an impressive resume; he has played leading roles with organizations such as Dell and Oracle. Prior to studying International Business Management in Canada, Vinnie managed a “technology stack” (Database, Middleware and Business Intelligence) division in São Paulo, Brazil that served both the Health Care and Life Sciences industries. Vinnie credits his success to his belief in educating both himself and his customers to be a reference in the industry. Most recently, he managed a Healthcare Global Business Unit and reported directly to the VP of Sales at Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood City, CA.

“rfxcel’s mission is a great fit for Latin America” says Vinnie. “We need companies that want to thrive and who want to help people – rfxcel’s expansion into LATAM and around the globe is making a positive impact on society.” Vinnie went on to say “Being part of an organization that puts their customers first and helps ensure products are safer and free from counterfeits is something that I am proud to be a part of.”

As the pioneer and a leader of track and trace solutions for the Life Sciences industry, rfxcel provides a robust product platform as well as a full-service implementation/support model, that ensures customer success, patient safety and peace of mind. rfxcel would like to officially welcome Vinnie to the Team, and we look forward to the opportunity to help fulfill the serialization and compliance needs throughout Latin American countries.