A.I.M. Consulting Limited (A.I.M.) has previously undertaken the following assignments:
GS1 Healthcare 2007-2009
A.I.M. was first engaged by GS1 Global Office in December 2007 to lead the Traceability in Healthcare standards development work group. The objective was to define the global solution for traceability in Healthcare, with two deliverables:
Institute of Business Consulting Awards 2009
This assignment was a finalist in the Institute of Business Consulting Awards 2009, in the Best International Project category.
A.I.M. continues to be engaged by GS1 Global Office to lead the second project of Traceability in Healthcare work group (TH-II). (see Current projects)
NHS Procurement eEnablement Programme (NPEP) 2008-2009
A.I.M. was engaged by the (now decommissioned) NHS Purchasing & Supply Agency’s (PaSA), specifically by the NHS Procurement eEnablement Programme (NPEP) (transferred to Department of Health). The assignment was to undertake research with key NHS medical device suppliers to understand their “order to cash” business processes with a view to producing a generic high level model that could be used by The NHS Procurement eEnablement Delivery Group (NPEDG) as the basis for further work and that the supplier community can identify with, understand and consider valid.
This assignment was successfully concluded in November 2008 and led to a two further assignments:
- To research NHS medical device suppliers processes related to “sourcing” enquiries from the NHS, e.g. Request For Quote (RFQs), Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) and Tenders, again with a view to producing a generic high level model that will add to the base of knowledge for the NHS Procurement eEnablement Programme.
This assignment was successfully concluded in April 2009.
- To develop a Supplier Questionnaire to establish an organisations interoperability Readiness, specific to GS1 Standards. The questionnaire was to be sent to suppliers to the NHS and related to one of NPEP’s Objectives (i.e. To establish interoperability between procurement and supply businesses across the NHS supply network) AND NPEP Work Stream 4. Stakeholder Engagement (which was about achieving awareness, understanding and commitment from stakeholders across the NHS supply network to invest in and implement eEnablement technologies, use the NHS procurement data and business message standards and establish interoperability between processes…).
A draft supplier questionnaire was developed (September 2009).
The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA)’07,’09
A.I.M. Managing Director, Janice Kite, is on the faculty of the MSc in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs (MTRA). Through collaboration between Cranfield Health Partnership and The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) this MSc is the only course of its type. It has been devised in direct response to the needs of employees, employers and regulators in the medical
technology industries. Janice lectures in Module 8: Regulatory Strategy in the Market Place on Supply Chain Management, eBusiness and Traceability.