If you follow our blog, read our white papers, or have seen our articles in industry journals, you know rfxcel is the leader in Russian aggregation, serialization, and supply chain compliance. Now we’ve taken another big step to cement our status: We’ve been named an official integration, software, and tested solution partner with Russia’s Center for Research in Perspective Technologies (CRPT).
This is big news for us, so let’s summarize how we got here and what it means.
The CRPT and Russian aggregation, serialization, and supply chain compliance
The CRPT is a public-private partnership that manages Russia’s National Track and Trace Digital System, known as Chestny ZNAK. To achieve integration, software, and test partner status, we had to show the CRPT that our supply chain software could fully manage and execute all aspects of Chestny ZNAK’s notoriously stringent compliance reporting processes. For example, here are some the requirements for pharma:
- A 2D barcode must be placed on all units; it must include a GTIN, serial number, batch number, expiration date, and Foreign Economic Activity Common Nomenclature (FEACN) code.
- All medications must be serialized, including over-the-counter medications.
- Different requirements for aggregations and batches.
- Supply chain members must report every change to individual batches.
- Foreign manufacturers may have to report up to 36 compliance events.
- A 44-character crypto code is required on all medicine packaging.
So, our Moscow-based team in Russia had a lot to prove when it met with a CRPT approval board in March. They presented a comprehensive demonstration of our signature full-stack solution, rfxcel Traceability System. They also answered technical questions and share examples of compliance reports.
After an internal evaluation, CRPT notified use that it had validated our solution and designated us as an official integration, software, and tested solution partner on its website. We look forward to working with companies in the pharma, food and beverage, consumer goods, and government industries to help the with Russian aggregation, serialization, and supply chain compliance.
Our success with the CRPT was due to a lot of hard work and commitment to the Russian market. When Chestny ZNAK became law on December 29, 2017, we began honing our operations in Russia. In August 2019, we reported that we had doubled the size of our team in Russia; since then, we’ve tripled in size. As our CEO Glenn Abood 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.”
Of course, we’re thrilled about our progress in Russia. It all boils down to the quality of our solutions and the knowledge and skill of our people, who have expertise in key areas of supply chain management and technology. They all speak the Russian, of course, and they know the regulations inside and out. They understand how to meet our customers’ needs while ensuring they’re fully compliant with Russian aggregation, serialization, and supply chain compliance requirements.
Contact us today learn more about how rfxcel can help you with Russian regulations. And be sure to ask about our other track and trace and compliance solutions. Sure, we’re the leader in Russian aggregation, serialization, and supply chain compliance solutions, but we can optimize any supply chain anywhere in the world. Ask us how!