• FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE (DAIRYNZ AND PARTNERS)

    FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE (DAIRYNZ AND PARTNERS)
    Scarlatti is the project manager of a collaborative dairy industry initiative involving DairyNZ, Wintec, Primary ITO and Dairy Training Limited. This initiative aims to increase the business skills of dairy farmers through engaging a larger proportion of farmers in formal business training. The Farm Business Management Initiative is an extended project of three years duration, in which Scarlatti plays a lead role.

  • PEOPLE AND SKILLS MEASUREMENT (DAIRYNZ)

    PEOPLE AND SKILLS MEASUREMENT (DAIRYNZ)
    Scarlatti is working with DairyNZ to undertake a people and skills measurement project. This project aims to consolidate and align investments and activities associated with the measurement of how well the primary industry labour market is functioning. This includes monitoring processes to affect forecasting changes within the labour market. The task of developing a robust methodology (a ‘scorecard’) to measure progress towards specific Dairy Industry Strategy targets is a particular focus of this project.

  • STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL PLANNING (DAIRY TRAINING LIMITED)

    STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL PLANNING (DAIRY TRAINING LIMITED)
    Scarlatti is working with Dairy Training Limited (DTL) to help them develop and implement a new strategic plan. DTL is a private training establishment providing training to New Zealand dairy farmers. Our work has helped formulate a strategic plan and financial model to assist DTL in both growing and advancing new thinking around training models in the dairy industry. We have also helped DTL with systems and processes for academic evaluation and operational planning, and for a short period acted as General Manager for the business.

  • DATA LINKER (DAIRYNZ AND RED MEAT PROFIT PARTNERSHIP)

    DATA LINKER (DAIRYNZ AND RED MEAT PROFIT PARTNERSHIP)
    Scarlatti is leading a multi-partner project to assess the industry need for common data capture and sharing tool for the primary sector. The Data Locker aims to reduce the transaction costs of data-sharing for both farmers and industry organisations and puts farmers in control of their data. The study involves developing the concept and testing it with a range of industry stakeholders, including farmers, industry organisation representatives and government agencies.

  • MARKET ANALYSIS (PACIFIC EDGE)

    MARKET ANALYSIS (PACIFIC EDGE)
    Pacific Edge develops novel diagnostic technologies for the early detection and monitoring of cancer. Scarlatti has undertaken a variety of research and market validation studies for Pacific Edge relating both to its own technologies and to in-licensing opportunities.

  • MANAGEMENT OF DAIRYBASE (DAIRYNZ)

    MANAGEMENT OF DAIRYBASE (DAIRYNZ)
    DairyBase is a web-based software tool that enables accountants and consultants to analyse farm physical information and financial statements and provides dairy farmers with benchmark data to compare their performance. Scarlatti managed the DairyBase team on behalf of DairyNZ for a period of three years and remains involved in an advisory and support role.

  • WORKFORCE MODELLING (PRIMARY ITO)

    WORKFORCE MODELLING (PRIMARY ITO)
    Scarlatti used the Inchworm tool to models the impact of training level and volume on the skill profile in the beef and sheep and horticulture sectors.

  • DAIRY BUSINESS GROWTH (AUSTRALIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY ORGANISATION)

    DAIRY BUSINESS GROWTH (AUSTRALIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY ORGANISATION)
    The Dairy Business Growth programme (DBG) was developed for three Victorian rural development programmes: WestVic, GippsDairy and Murray Dairy, in partnership with DairyTas, DairySA and Dairy Australia for the Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation Limited. The work aimed to scope a new and innovative programme to address the need for increased farm business management skills in Australian dairy farmers.

  • MARKET ANALYSIS OF A NOVEL DAIRY BIOACTIVE (NEW ZEALAND DAIRY COMPANY)

    MARKET ANALYSIS OF A NOVEL DAIRY BIOACTIVE (NEW ZEALAND DAIRY COMPANY)
    Scarlatti worked to conduct a market validation study to inform the commercialisation plan and targeted sales and marketing campaign for a novel dairy bioactive. This work was carried out for a New Zealand dairy processor who sought to explore the commercial options for this technology.

  • MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERSCAN (AGRESEARCH)

    MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERSCAN (AGRESEARCH)
    Scarlatti acted as CEO of ContainerScan - a start-up subsidiary of AgResearch seeking to commercialise a novel technology to detect biosecurity threats in shipping containers. Scarlatti was asked to take over ContainerScan at a time when it was becoming apparent that the business case for this technology hadn't been adequately established. Scarlatti led a programme of engagement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to establish whether the technology could find application in New Zealand.

  • FINANCIAL MODEL AND BUSINESS PLAN (GENAVIA THERAPEUTICS)

    FINANCIAL MODEL AND BUSINESS PLAN (GENAVIA THERAPEUTICS)
    Genavia was a start-up bio-tech venture whose business plan featured considerable market and technical risk along with an opportunity for spectacular returns. Scarlatti developed a financial model that dealt with this uncertainty and assigned probabilities and value projections to the extensive range of potential outcomes. This allowed Genavia to communicate appropriately the potential risks and returns from its business plan to investors.

  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STRATEGY (AGRICULTURE ITO)

    VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STRATEGY (AGRICULTURE ITO)
    Scarlatti helped the AgITO develop a VET strategy for the agriculture industry. This involved analysing existing and future industry dynamics and recommending appropriate training strategies to ensure New Zealand's agriculture sector had access to the appropriate knowledge and skills to remain globally competitive.

  • ANIMAL BIO-IMAGING FEASIBILITY STUDY (AGRESEARCH & THE LIGGINS INSTITUTE)

    ANIMAL BIO-IMAGING FEASIBILITY STUDY (AGRESEARCH & THE LIGGINS INSTITUTE)
    Scarlatti performed a comprehensive feasibility study to investigate the potential of using advanced bio-imaging technologies to improve outcomes in the New Zealand pastoral agriculture sector. The study was conducted in association with experts from AgResearch (Crown Research Institute) and the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland)and funded by the New Zealand government's Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST).