We are seeking expert consultation for my client who is a regional retail grocery store chain in texas. They presently prepare an assortment of ready to eat meals, sides, entrees, fresh breads, meats and foods as well as uncooked/seasoned take home and cook/reheat food and meat products at each of their stores. They wish to develop a program to process/prepare as much of the menu offering as possible at a single centralized commissary kitchen/ meat processing location, package and distribute routinely to the retail stores where it can be reconstituted just in time for retail sale. The goals are to; a) achieve consistency and quality of the products, b) reduce skilled chief labor in all of the stores, c) reduce capital costs building elaborate kitchens at each retail store, and d) reduce waste and preparation costs through mass-production of the offered products.
Tell me about your applicable skills and prior experience with programs of this kind.+16 Other Responses
Nuts And Frozen Foods
I am writing on behalf of a consulting firm that conducts expert interviews in support of industry-wide studies for many of the world's fortune 1000 companies. We are an authorized zintro partner.
For a current market study we are working on assessing, at a high level, the worldwide flows of goods. At this stage, we are examining logistics and supply chain best practices for two categories in particular and the respective companies as pioneers of industry best practices:
1. Frozen foods:
1.1 thai union frozen product co
1.2 marine harvest
2. (edible) nuts:
2.2 paramount farms
we are seeking experts with experience at one or more of the above-mentioned companies who could help us understand key aspects of the supply chain of nuts and/or frozen food. Logistics and supply chain topics we are working on are:
- upstream activities (i.E. Farm ownership/farming)
- midstream activities (i.E. Sourcing & processing, warehousing & shipping, marketing/risk management)
- downstream activities (i.E. Manufacturing & distribution)
please note that we are only interested in your personal expert perspective. Our practice is to keep your identity anonymous, as well as that of our client.
We are asking for a 45-60 minute discussion on this topic this or early next week. We are happy to compensate you for your time. If you kindly let me know your contact details, i could provide more specifics on the study and standard process: +e-mail +phone/skype +time zone.
We would welcome any referrals to other relevant experts as well.+2 Other Responses
Food Bacteria Testing Study
We are currently working for a client to conduct in-depth discussions with professionals involved in bacteria testing for food processing companies in india (operating in dairy, beverages, and packaged food verticals). Please let us know if you will be able to provide quote on this project as per the specifications below and by when we can expect the quotes on this.
The details are mentioned below:
to assess the current state of food bacteria testing in india and the market potential of food bacteria testing devices
-key focus areas of the discussion:
current testing methods and procedures: types of foods and bacteria tested, frequency of testing, time required for testing, extent of automation, precision/accuracy in testing, etc.Technology preference and current use: current equipment/systems used for bacteria testing, pros and cons, adoption of new technologies, etc. commercials: setup costs (capital expenditure) and operating expenses for bacteria testing technologies
-targeted geography: india
-target companies: nestle, amul, united spirits, bisleri, britannia, hindustan unilever ltd. Heritage foods ltd. Pepsico, coca cola, mother dairy, mondelēz international, inc, itc limited, kwality limited
-target group: current/ex-employees of the above mentioned target companies serving as quality control/system managers/ technicians, factory/shop floor in-charge/managers, senior microbiologists, etc. In food processing companies. The ex-employees should have been employed with their previous company until at least june 2014. Further, the work experience in their previous company should be at least one year.
-deadline: all discussions to be completed by feb 26, 2016
-discussion methodology: telephonic/in-person discussion
-length of the discussion: 45-60 minutes
-sample size: approximately 10-12 interviews
p.S. - please send us the cost estimate, along with the timeline.
disclaimer: as per our research practices, we will ensure that the information provided remains confidential and would be shared only in a consolidated form with the client.
let us know if you have any questions. +5 Other Responses