Logistics Operational Improvement And Optimization
We are looking for experts who can speak on the logistics operational excellence and competitive landscape within south africa. We are interested with experienced candidates with focus on logistics operational improvement and optimization projects and with the following expertise:
- proven experience of assisting/ leading research and analysis in market and industry data to make recommendations on approach and strategy.
- expertise in the development of long-term competitive strategies.
- in-depth understanding of industry trends and developments in infrastructure capacity and modes of transport within south africa.
- proven experience of leading successful operational improvement projects for a logistics service provider in south africa (e.G. Optimizing asset productivity and supply chain management).
- experience of leading cost optimization projects focused on an assessment of the degree of optimization between business units within a value chain (e.G. Team and operating model, synergies in systems and processes).
- knowledge and previous application of operational excellence methodologies specifically in terms of transport, terminal services and warehousing, stevedoring facilities, digital technology solutions, clearing and forwarding.
- knowledge of the agricultural and dry bulk logistics industry within south africa.
- in-depth knowledge supported by data points on capacity utilization, market share, players, and infrastructure developments and transnet capacity.
This is a paid 1 - 2 hours phone consultation. Please respond with a brief answer as to your relevance to this space:
1. Can you discuss the levers to operational excellence in logistics?
2. Can you discuss the key success factors and current best practices to creating synergies between business units across a logistics value chain?
3. What are the challenges inherent to the south african logistics industry?
4. What are the trends and migrations in modes of transport (e.G. From rail to road)?
5. Can you discuss the existing and potential infrastructure developments within the logistics sector in south africa? What are their implications and key success factors?
6. Can you identify key success factors to becoming a unique service provider within south africa while considering the competitive landscape and trends in consumer demands.
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Pharmacy Apps And Operational System
We are interested in multiple experts who can speak on different pharmacy online applications, "coupon providers", platforms as well as vendors/providers of pharmacy ops/technology software for risk management and adherence or medication therapy management.
We are considering to talk to experts from these 3 perspectives
1. Pharmacy operators
- senior-level executives from pharmacy chains (regional or national) with knowledge on it/pharmacy tech
- former large chain exec that’s running a small regional/local independent pharmacy
2. Pharmacy app provider/vendors
- pharmacy app/solution providers preferably a private competitor of a telemedicine platform that provides an app allowing consumers to save $ on prescriptions
3. Hospital pharmacy director or pace program manager (pharmacy focus)that can speak to the following from the provider or health plan side
initially, this would be for 45-60 minutes introductory calls to cover key topics and gauge the interest of shortlisted experts in a live webcast or virtual event.
Discussion topics include
for all perspectives:
- current opinion of different apps/platforms provide free drug coupons for discounts on medications ("coupon provders")
- points of differentiation between these competitive set
- what percentage of consumers use them? Is that changing?
- willing to share insights about the outlook for these apps/platform businesses (risks and opportunities)
additional pharmacy operators:
- discuss experience in using pharmacy ops systems (is mrm built into it, do you use a risk management and adherence software or another vendor on top?)
- competitive dynamics of other pharmacy software system, others that are worth mentioning/watching?
- cost/benefit of mrm/adherence software
other topics but are not the main focus:
- competitive dynamics in the pharmacy space
- risks/opportunities w/ clinical services – integration of things like telehealth, etc.
- depending on the expert, general reimbursement trends and business expectations
to show your relevance in this space, please answer with a few brief statements the question that applies for your experience/background.
1. How many pharmacies do you own/oversee/manage?
2. Can you provide a rough estimate of rx volume (scripts and/$s) that your pharmacies handle in an average year?
3. What are the pharmacy apps/software/platform/coupon providers that you are familiar with? Please indicate.
4. Kindly provide a rough percentage of your customers that use coupon apps and mostly from what app?
5. Would you be able to discuss the topics mentioned above? Please mention those that are applicable to your background.
**please note that we are only interested in your personal point of view and are not seeking confidential information.
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