FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Actio and Atrion Introduce REACHtracker™ 2.0 for Supply Chain Communication and REACH Compliance
PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE and MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, March 1, 2010 --/WORLE-WIRE/-- Actio Corporation and Atrion International today announced the availability of REACHtracker™ 2.0, a SaaS solution for automating and managing supply chain communication and substance information collection processes for compliance under Europe’s REACH legislation. REACHtracker™ 2.0 provides a holistic substance view that integrates the relationships between finished products, raw materials and individual substances. The solution also provides enhanced communications features for upstream and downstream supply chain communications and customized visual reporting tools that alert organizations if any of their finished goods, raw materials, or substances are not in compliance so that they can take action to mitigate their risk.
New features include:
• Bill of Materials (BOM)-level data management
• Automation and tracking data collection from suppliers and customers
• Advanced alerts when a supplier has added, changed, or reviewed any data or when inventory is approaching and exceeding substance volume limits
• Enhanced visual reporting features that enable organizations to see changes and threshold levels at-a-glance
• Enhanced downstream communication tools for collecting usage data
• Improved account access and data security through VeriSign’s Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology
“REACH has driven raw material transparency requirements to an unprecedented level of market and regulatory attention,” said Russell McCann, President and CEO of Actio. “Material transparency regarding product and packaging composition, downstream use, and processes must exist in order for companies to manage change, reduce brand risk, and keep adequate business intelligence about a supply chain. Chemical-specific, multi-dimensional regulations and product labeling requirements demand substance-level disclosure from both upstream and downstream. REACHtracker™ provides this level of supply chain transparency.”
“Because REACH is a substance-based legislation, organizations must now be aware of the REACH registration status of all substances present in raw materials, including substances that are manufactured further upstream in the supply chain,” said Frank Arcadi, VP Product Strategy & Direction from Atrion “In addition, they also must be aware of who has purchased their products so that information and safety precautions regarding hazardous materials may be passed on. This is why automating supply chain communication is so important.”
REACHtracker™ 2.0 is available today. To learn more visit www.reachtracker.com.
About Actio Corporation
Since 1996, Actio Corporation has been helping companies and their supply chain networks to cost-effectively manage the complexities surrounding environmental compliance and the exchange of parts, substances and chemicals along the global manufacturing supply chain. Actio’s supply chain materials information management solutions are delivered as SaaS and encourage Six Sigma or a “best practices” approach for analyzing and managing parts, substance and chemical information in today’s complex regulatory environment. Actio solutions track raw material and part composition for compliance with global regulations including: REACH, RoHS, WEEE. For more information please visit Actio Corporation at www.actio.net. Review current information in the Actio Press Room.
About Atrion International Atrion International Inc., founded in 1989, delivers the most reliable, product compliance solutions for both process and discrete manufacturers. By integrating the largest set of managed regulatory content into a prepackaged automated solution and connecting to key ERP systems, Atrion’s Product Compliance Solution ensures that products will reach customers with minimal risks to brand image and shareholder value. Atrion International is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with offices in the United States and Europe. For more information about Atrion International, visit http://www.atrionintl.com. Or you can subscribe to Atrion's RSS Feeds.
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