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 help businesses answer questions by engaging with the world’s most relevant experts. So far we have delivered over 1500 studies with input from over 25,000 individuals. We are an authorized zintro partner.
For a current study, we are seeking to speak with experts who can share their personal perspective on best practices in smartphone materials supplier management in china set by the leading companies. The objective of the study is to understand about the organizational structure of the procurement department, what their workflow looks like, management methods for the delivery of various smartphone components, how to ensure continuity of supply, how to shorten lead times and improve flexibility, and what it systems are required.
For this part of the project we are specifically interested in collecting smartphone sourcing and procurement best practices and lessons learnt set by huawei in china, so we are seeking to speak with experts with the respective category and geography knowledge.
Please note that we are only interested in your personal opinion and are not seeking any confidential information. The call will be for 60 minutes and we are happy to offer flexible $250 per hour.
Could you please let me know if this is something you are interested in? If you can respond with your contact details (email and phone/skype/wechat), i would be happy to provide further details.
We would welcome any referrals to other relevant experts as well.
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Mobile Phone Reverse Logistics
We are seeking reverse logistics experts with knowledge/experience in mobile phone returns/repairs/trade-up. The ideal candidate should have previous employments within a european mobile operator.
Key questions for discussion:
o outline of cost structure across the reverse logistics eco-system once a client brings in a mobile phone for repair/trade-up.
O the general transaction chain is: in-store customer care -> in-store examination/diagnosis –> transport to repair/refurb partner –> repair/refurbishment –> transport back to store/pick-up
o we are specifically interested in breaking down the associated costs of the first 3 links within the cycle (in-store customer-care, in-store diagnosis, transport to repair partner)
o what is the relationship dynamics between the mobile operator, oem (e.G. Samsung), reverse logistics vendors (e.G. Ingram micro, teleplan) and warranty partner? How are costs divided between these players?
O what are the differences in handling and cost of handling repair for in-warranty and out of warranty customers
· which after-market/reverse logistics vendors in the mobile phone spare are familiar with/have worked with in the past?
O what are the key factors influencing the selection of a mobile phone after-market/reverse logistics vendor?
O who is responsible within the telco operator’s organization to select and oversee operations of this partner?
O what are the major “pain points” in a reverse logistics operation for a mobile operators? (costs, warranty management, time delivery, etc)+8 Other Responses
Banking In Sub Saharan Countries
We are looking for phone consultations for a project. The details of the project are mentioned below.
Description of the need: we are currently studying “sub saharan countries market (for south africa, kenya, uganda, tanzania, and rwanda) ” with respect to population, area, economic indicators, languages spoken, smartphone penetration, gdp, number of banks, estimation on bank accounts, pos terminals, cash recyclers, regulatory body of banks, atm vendors, switching software vendors, estimation on credit and debit cards, pos, and mobile payments, list of payment service providers, and top banks in each country with their brief profile.
So, we are looking for people from the demand as well as supply side. Below mentioned is the focus area.
O focus area (priority):
atm and cash recycler vendors and switching software vendors in the country
estimation on bank accounts, pos terminals
estimation of credit and debit cards, pos, and mobile payments
few of the examples of companies and sectors are as follows:
o top banks
o top atm/cash dispenser vendors
spark atm systems (cardtronics)
o top switching software vendors/providers
ecentric payment systems
o payment service providers
net 1 ueps technologies (easypay (pty) ltd.)
geography: south africa, kenya, uganda, tanzania, and rwanda
note: participants from the aforementioned countries are preferred.
Title/role/function: independent consultant, banking expert, bfsi specialist, demographic expert, chief technology officer, ceo, vp, and other relevant roles.
1. Do you have knowledge about the banking sector? Specifically, we are looking into someone having detailed understanding on number of banks, estimation on bank accounts, pos terminals, cash recyclers, regulatory body of banks, atm vendors, switching software vendors, estimation on credit and debit cards, pos, and mobile payments, list of payment service providers, and top banks in each country
2. Has worked/ currently working in verticals such as bfsi, government, banking atm & switching software providing companies+40 Other Responses
Laptop, Tablet And Smartphone Market In Germany
We are looking for experts with a deep understanding of the laptop, tablet, and smartphone market in the last 6 months germany for a paid phone consultation.
Main questions that need to be addressed:
what are the latest trends in the laptop, tablet and smartphone space in germany currently
which brands are doing well in germany in each of the categories and what are the reasons for that?
Which brands are creating a buzz, which are the brands that are advertised heavily? (in the last 6 months)
are any of the players adopting any out-of box strategies for promoting their brands in the country? What are they and how has that impacted the performance of the brand?
How do you think the festival/holiday season would impact the sales of these three categories?
Are there any major shifts in consumer purchase behavior? Are online sales increasing?
Is anything notable happening on the channels and retail?
Are the consumer perceptions changing towards these categories? Any shift that you feel is important
we are a global analytics and insights provider that helps corporations realize a 360-degree view of their customers through data integration and a multi-disciplinary approach that enables sound, data-driven business decision.
Please respond with your relevance to this request and a few availability windows for a call with your respective timezone.+17 Other Responses