IWS Signs State of Tennessee for Emergency Response Solution

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.  — Integrated Warehousing Solutions (IWS) today announced that the state of Tennessee has joined the states of Ohio and Georgia, as well as San Bernardino County, Calif. in selecting the IRMS ‘Go-Kit’, a mobile emergency response solution, to support disaster preparedness strategies. The win results from field-tested ability to provide accurate, reliable and responsive inventory management and distribution of critical resources during emergencies.IWS’ ‘Go-Kit’ was initially designed meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mandate for management and tracking of Strategic National Stockpiles of lifesaving vaccines as part of a coordinated response to a large-scale bioterrorism or pandemic event. A self-contained mobile warehouse, the ‘Go-Kit’ supports the activation of distribution and treatment centers in as little as 15 minutes and maintains rigorous control of supplies. It provides complete visibility both upstream – to command centers – and downstream – to field operations, allowing crisis teams to focus on the most important priorities. The system comes with options to record critical medical information such as lot control and patient level information making it well suited for day-to-day public health initiatives such as on-site delivery of flu vaccines or other routine preventative treatments.“Our government customers are taking every possible step to plan for the ultimate safety of their citizens,” said Carl Brewer, president of IWS. “We’re pleased to be a part of this commitment, providing the infrastructure that can quickly scale to meet the unexpected and get help quickly when and where it’s needed most.”Incorporating emergency response Decision Support wizards to control and monitor medical and pharmaceutical supplies, the ‘Go-Kit’ supports command and control personnel, allowing these teams to monitor distribution of supplies in real-time, without the need to call field personnel and shift resources.The ‘Go-Kit’ comes in a custom-designed storage container and includes a rugged commercial grade laptop pre-configured with the application, mobile wireless access points, handheld wireless devices and scanners for recording distribution and patient information, printers and satellite telephone. For more information, please visit www.irmswms.com.About Integrated Warehousing SolutionsIntegrated Warehousing Solutions is a global supplier of industry-leading supply chain execution, distribution and inventory control solutions, including the award-winning: IRMS Warehouse Management System and IRMS Emergency Response Mobile Distribution Solution Go-Kit (for RSS, RDN and POD level), directly and through selected VAR channels, for optimal supply chain execution, communication and connectivity. Services include logistics consulting, project management, RFID, material handling and systems integration, data conversion, deployment, training and ongoing local and global maintenance, upgrade and support. Integrated Warehousing Solutions, LLC, an operating unit of UPP Business Holdings, Inc., is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, and can be reached at 800-682-2910 or on the web at www.irmswms.com.Media Contact:Corporate InkLesley CannataPhone: (617) 969-9192Email: lcannata@corporateink.com