Executive Level Justice

An executive for a large pharmaceuticals company found out the hard way that crime doesn’t pay. Now he is looking at hard time – 33 months, to be exact.

The former vice president of managed markets for Insys Therapeutics was sentenced last month in federal court for his role in bribing doctors to prescribe unnecessarily a powerful fentanyl-based pain medication, Subsys, which is used to treat cancer patients suffering from intense pain.  

 

Operational Assessment

The U.S. Postal Service’s Customer Service and Delivery Operations units are the heartbeat of the entire operation. More than 400,000 employees process, sort, and deliver 140 billion letters and flats and 6.4 billion packages annually, relying on technology, such as handheld scanners, to assist.

 

Can Same-Day Delivery Thrive?

In some urban and suburban areas, grocery delivery vehicles are a regular sight. Indeed, many urban dwellers get regular offers for an annual $100-subscription to a same-day delivery service.

Same-day delivery sure seems popular given the buzz. But same-day delivery of merchandise and groceries to consumers represents only 2 percent of the total domestic parcel market (249 million packages in 2018). And nearly every delivery is a money-loser, our recent white paper indicates.

 

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