Needed: Supply Chain and Data Analytics to fight Covid-19
Ministers Beke and Somers, what are you waiting for?
Belgium can probably count on 4.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the 2nd quarter. In addition, we are looking forward to Moderna's delivery schedule.
Ministers Beke and Somers announced that vaccinations will soon be carried out day and night. They promised Flemish citizens group immunity by the summer.
Under the leadership of Minister Beke, the start of the vaccination campaign in the residential care centers was not a success. It was frustratingly slow. His response was that a week or two lost was merely a detail. This does not bode well for the phase in which over-65s and risk groups must be center stage.
The major plan of both ministers is based on building 120 vaccination centers. A plan that has yet to be worked out. To most of us distributing 5 different vaccines to so many vaccination centers will make matters unnecessarily complex and above all inefficient. Achieving the summer target will therefore be a challenge.
Can Interim Management help optimize the distribution plan? The answer is: YES!
Drawing up a logistics model that optimizes distribution taking into account different variables (such as the approval speed at EMA and the production schedule of the pharmaceutical industry) is not rocket science. It just requires data analytics and solid supply chain experience.
If the federal and regional governments would hire 4 temporary supply chain experts (one at federal level and one per region), the job could be done quickly and efficiently.
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