Frequentz, Inc. Forms Strategic Global Alliance to Provide World Class Track & Trace Engine for the Ethiopian Coffee Market

Partnership provides traceability solutions to meet the demands of recognized sustainability standards

PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ethiopian Coffee Exchange (ECX) is building a supply chain management system to ensure the complete traceability [] of commodities. This fully integrated supply chain visibility [] solution will assure cross-channel visibility starting with coffee, from origin through the coffee processing (milling), sampling, grading/cupping, deposit, delivery, further milling by buyer/local exporter, and export to international buyer/roasters. The track and trace engine will be essential to meeting the rigorous demands of sustainability standards recognized in the region and around the world.

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Frequentz has teamed up with Wavetec and IBM to build and operate this groundbreaking traceability [] system, which is one of the first commodity serialization [] projects in Africa. ECX will leverage Frequentz's robust track and trace technology [], Information Repository and Intelligence Server (IRIS), as the foundation of its track & trace network to provide electronic pedigree for each of their products.

ECX has assembled the top players in serialization [], technology and exchange knowledge as its key strategic partners. "It is very exciting to be the central engine of a technology solution designed to enhance Ethiopia's global market position. Working with two industry leaders like IBM and Wavetec also ensured a best-in-class, end-to-end system", said John Schultz, SVP of Sales for Frequentz.

The international coffee trade industry is constantly changing as consumer preferences and needs evolve. Major roasters are increasingly seeking traceability [] solutions enabling precise origin back to the actual coffee farmer. In addition to coffee, the ECX Solutions Plan includes future expansion of the technology into other Ethiopian product supply chains.

About Frequentz

Frequentz is a global leader and champion of end-to-end visibility, offering comprehensive traceability, serialization and information management technologies. Their transformative tools bolster businesses and brand reputations by improving productivity, product quality, and profitability. To accomplish this, Frequentz provides valuable insight into end-to-end supply chains, and critical business processes by collecting, storing and analyzing serialized, life history data. Applications of its software are currently used in the life sciences, agricultural, fishery and sustainability, retail, and automotive industries worldwide and promote intelligent analytics and consumer safety. For more information visit [].


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