ROC IT Solutions to deliver track-and-trace solutions for the distribution and contract packaging operations of R&S Northeast LLC

ROC IT for Track and Trace delivers “intelligent edge” data capture for serialization; integrates with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Oracle Pedigree and Serialization Manager (OPSM) and OptelVision solutions

Pittsford, NY – September 20, 2013 – ROC IT Solutions (, supplier of software that enables track and trace in the pharmaceutical supply chain, today announced that national wholesaler R&S Northeast LLC ( is implementing the ROC IT for Track and Trace solution to meet the demands of serialization and ePedigree management at its distribution centers and contract manufacturing organization (CMO) facility.

R&S Northeast provides warehouse and distribution services for brand and generic drugs, focusing on third-party contract sales to 340B-eligible customers, local and state governments, and the Department of Defense. Its affiliate company Apace Packaging ( provides contract packaging for pharmaceutical manufacturers including top-ten suppliers.

“We are known for exceptional attention to the needs of our customers and partners. Staying ahead of global mandates for serialization and traceability is an essential part of that,” said Steve Shirley, President of R&S Northeast. “With the unique ability to capture and process serialized data in the manufacturing and distribution supply chains, ROC IT Solutions puts us ahead of the curve on fast, efficient integration of item-level serialization into our processes. It fills an important gap between the ERP system and the line solution for serialization.”

ROC IT for Track and Trace enables R&S Northeast to print, apply, capture, verify, combine, decommission, submit, and re-print serial numbers and their associated serialized labels. It captures data from Intermec hand-held terminals and integrates with back-end systems including Oracle Pedigree and Serialization Manager (OPSM) and Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS). It is co-installed with Optel Vision’s TrackSafe applications in the packaging facility.

ROC IT provides exception processing and real-time intelligence to workers in operational areas such as receiving, pick-and-pack areas, and shipping docks so that workers can quickly take appropriate action to maintain the speed and accuracy of their supply chain operations.

Supply chain functions supported in this implementation include receiving for serialized and non-serialized product, picking, shipment verification and returns for serialized and non-serialized product, shipping aggregation (overpacks and pallets), serial number inquiry and management from handheld terminals, and serial number deactivation. Visit for details on these and other functions.

ROC IT is a partner in the Oracle Partner Network and is Optel Vision’s preferred supplier of warehouse solutions for serialized asset management.


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About ROC IT Solutions

ROC IT Solutions enables serialized data capture, label printing and tag management for receiving, picking, shipping, returns, deactivation, aggregation and de-aggregation of pharmaceutical products. Our solutions streamline serialization at all points in the supply chain, from manufacturers to wholesalers, distributors and retailers. Through more accurate and efficient supply chain serialization, ROC IT Solutions’ track and trace software helps companies protect revenues, combat counterfeiting and diversion, and ensure consumer safety.

ROC IT serialization software enables “intelligent edge data capture,” allowing companies to capture and process data for serialized assets at the edge of the supply chain, where materials handling takes place. By reducing data capture errors and providing real-time decision making at the point of materials handling, our solutions enable serialized product tracking without bottlenecks or bandwidth issues. Our unique distributed architecture enables agile and scalable solutions that are easily deployed and maintained to support any ERP, EPCIS / Serial Number Management, track-and-trace, Auto-ID or other application, as well as interoperability with any device for barcode and RFID data capture, using GS1 standards. Learn more at

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