The Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA), the largest cooperative of independent food wholesalers, is adopting the use of track and trace technology from ReposiTrak, a solution provider backed by international food safety consultants Leavitt Partners and retail technology experts Park City Group. The ReposiTrak system, which includes Document Management and Track & Trace, is being deployed among the 14 ROFDA members.
“We selected the ReposiTrak solution for three reasons: the technology on which it is based is a proven, scalable platform; it is easy to use and inexpensive; and it is simple to implement because it is web-based and requires no hardware or software installation,” says Francis Cameron, president and CEO of ROFDA. “We see the ReposiTrak system becoming an industry standard for the retail supply chain, helping all trading partners meet the new federal food safety requirements, reducing unsalable products and keeping the end consumer healthy.”
Powered by Park City Group’s technology, ReposiTrak enables grocery warehouses, supermarkets, packaged goods manufacturers, food processing facilities, drug stores and drug manufacturers, as well as logistics partners, to track and trace products and components throughout the food, drug and dietary supplement supply chains. In addition, the technology addresses the market need of receiving, storing, sharing and maintaining regulatory documentation all in one convenient location. ReposiTrak reduces risk in the supply chain by identifying backward chaining sources and forward chaining recipients of products in near real time.
“The relationship we’ve built with ROFDA and its members has been a case study for vendor–customer collaboration,” says Rich McKeown, president of ReposiTrak. “We have jointly implemented a solution that is exactly what the member distribution companies need to meet government regulations, maintain supplier insurance and inspection documentation and keep the consumers safe.”