Mar 3, 2021

How Therma is using IoT in the fight against climate change

cold chain
William Smith
2 min
 Therma uses IoT with the aim to eliminate key contributors to climate change - namely food waste, energy inefficiency and emissions of refrigerants
Therma uses IoT with the aim to eliminate key contributors to climate change - namely food waste, energy inefficiency and emissions of refrigerants...

San Francisco, California-based Therma is an IoT equipment platform focused on supporting the cold chain with temperature monitoring and analytics.

The company uses IoT with the aim to eliminate key contributors to climate change - namely food waste, energy inefficiency and emissions of refrigerants, which are themselves a greenhouse gas, in the global cold chain.

Its wireless sensors measure temperature and humidity, preventing manual checks and sending real-time notifications via 4G, with customers including 7-Eleven and McDonald’s. Therma said that annually, its solutions in each installed location prevent the equivalent of 1.07 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Scaling up activities

Founded in 2019, the company yesterday announced a $10.2mn funding round led by Deciens Capital, alongside G-Bar Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Rite Hite, Govtech Fund, and Active Impact Investments.

Therma said it would use the funds to scale up its activities. "This represents a major step forward in the evolution of the 150-year-old cold-chain," said Manik Suri, Founder and CEO of Therma. "Food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing are all critically dependent on the refrigeration cold chain. Over the last year, we have seen a significant increase in demand across these industries for real-time equipment monitoring and analytics that not only reduce costs and improve safety, but also positively impacts climate change."

The vaccine cold chain

The cold chain itself has come under renewed focus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the vaccines that have been developed must be kept at the right temperatures during transport so that they don’t degrade. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, for instance, needs to be stored at -70C.

At the end of last year, IBM detailed cybersecurity threats to the vaccine cold chain in the for of a global phishing campaign that began in September 2020 and spanned six countries.

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Aug 4, 2021

CoreFlex Solutions, Value-Based Transformational Outcomes

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Leveraging CoreFlex Solutions, The Tile Shop is on its way to extracting maximum value from Salesforce and SAP

CoreFlex Solutions is focused on providing the right solutions that address the needs and values of clients in 5 key areas: Salesforce, Digital, Integration, Testing and Operations. From project initiation and early onset thinking to defining requirements and execution, CoreFlex delivers transformational outcomes and have been a trusted, valued partner for The Tile Shop in executing Salesforce and upgrading SAP.

“CoreFlex has been very helpful. They know Salesforce, and they've made it very stable. They've been able to make improvements. But they also happen to be a great SAP offshore partner for us, and they're helping us with our SAP upgrade with QA and so forth,” said Christopher Davis, Chief Information Officer at The Tile Shop.

“The nice thing about CoreFlex is I've worked with them multiple times, over many different companies, and their leadership knows what they do well, can tell you what they will do and do it. But they also have that great thing about a partnership where they'll tell you what they don't do. And so when I go to them, I always know what I'm going to get. I'm going to get transparency, clarity, and good quality. “ 


Salesforce Implementations

Although Salesforce is a flexible platform that offers powerful capabilities and can be quickly implemented to support a myriad of business and customer-facing functions, many go wrong in their implementations and fail to extract optimal outcomes. Holding over 80 person-years of Salesforce experience, CoreFlex can help customers who struggle with adoption rates and underutilize Salesforce to improve effectiveness by offering services such as health checks, validations, pilots and Proof of Concepts (POCs).


SAP Services

CoreFlex offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAP service offerings to help you maintain your competitive advantage in today’s highly competitive and dynamic markets.

CoreFlex holds expertise in Consumer Products, Logistics, Healthcare and Software Engineering domains.

Find out more about their full suite of services that span the complete lifecycle of SAP enterprise solutions.


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