Business Group Profile
Who We Are
At SML Business Group, we are driven to ensure that every person and organization we serve received the greatest possible value for their health care investment. We do this by bringing together members, employers, and providers, making available the best possible.
Sible information, and together devising solutions that help people enjoy optimal health, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. SML simplifies healthcare by focusing on the people in the care cycle – patients and care providers. Through combining human insights and clinical expertise, SML aim to improve patient outcomes while lowering the burden on the healthcare system. Mr Soe Min Latt, the founder of SML Group of Business has this vision to provide uncompromised quality care yet affordable solutions to all levels of people in Myanmar.
SML Business Group employs approximately 348people in Myanmar. Currently we divided our structure into 2 parts, Cost Centre (35team members) and Profit Centre (313 team members). Presently, we have 5 Business Units within the Healthcare Division. When all the other businesses are in place, we will expand our team and add more Business Units accordingly.
Organization Structure Healthcare Division
|International Business Advisor||1|
|Human Resources, Training & Development||5|
|Administration, & General Services||14 (9)|
|Finance & Control||13|
|Procurement, Logistic & Warehouse||5|
|Engineering Services||6 (5)|
|Business Unit 1 ( Medical Services OPD/Lab/Dialysis )||700|
|Business Unit 2 ( Supplements & General Nutrition ) |
( Pro-biotic & Pharmaceuticals ) ( Medical Devices )
( Consumer Products )
|Business Unit 3||(6)|
|Business Unit 4||4|
|Business Unit 5||30|
Currently, we serve more than 200,000 members in Myanmar across a full range of products and services including group and individual health Medicare and Diagnostic and Haemodialysis programs as well as sales and distribution of Pharmaceutical Products, Supplements & General Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Pro-biotic, Medical Equipments, and Medical Disposables. We are committed to delivering these products and services to an ever-widening base of customers. SML Business Group has the expertise, the experience, and the agility to craft the new products, the new processes, and the new services needed to make health care more accessible and affordable to all Myanmar Citizens.
What We Do
Health Care Division
SML Pharmaceutical Trading Co Ltd
In 2005 Soe Min Latt & Alliance Pharmaceutical Co Ltd was established and restructured as SML Pharmaceuticals Trading Co Ltd in 2007. SML Pharmaceuticals Trading Co Ltd has emerged to become the premier pharmaceutical group in Myanmar by virtue of its excellent distribution network in the country. Within a period of 6 (13) over a decade years this team has established a reputation of offering quality products of Multinational companies to the healthcare fraternity, which has been it’s backbone till today.
One of the major strengths of SML Pharmaceutical Co Ltd in the market is its investment in its people. The existing team comprise more than 50 qualified and dedicated team members that are sub divided into 4 other Business Units, which are proportionately distributed throughout the country. Customer stock levels are constantly monitored, new orders are obtained, high quality of services is provided and an excellent customer relationship is maintained at every level.
Besides doing marketing and sales of Pharmaceuticals we also distribute General Supplements, Sports Nutrition, Pro-bioctic, Medical equipments and Medical disposibles.
Relationship with ministry of health Myanmar.
At SML we recognized that all pharmaceutical products need to be registered before it can be rolled out. SML Pharmaceutical Co Ltd has established a Registration Department whose sole mission is to dedicate maximum effort, in conjunction with the manufacturer, towards registering all products in a timely manner.
Distribution & Stocking Infrastructure
SML Pharmaceutical Co Ltd has four primary and four secondary, distribution centres located in the major metropolitan areas of Yangon, Mandalay,Naypyitaw, Mawlamyine, Pyay, Bago, Mone Ywa, Pathine, and Taungyi which provide services in less than 24 hours to 90% of all customers within the country. SML Pharmaceutical Co Ltd has a fleet of trucks and vans for delivery of the medicines to these customers. Considering the nature of the stock, inventory control is strictly monitored to ensure that adequate supplies are available and properly stored. All invoicing records are computerized allowing immediate access in the event of a drug recall. Customer transactions are strictly monitored and are easily tracked through the computerized system. A 300 tons warehouse (cold-rooms & temperature control rooms) with ISO standard was commissioned in November 2013.
SML Medical and Diagnostic Centre
Achieved National Coverage since year —National in scope, yet local in focus, SML Medical and Diagnostic Centre expertise helps communities around the nation support people to gain control over their health challenges. We also aim to combat global healthcare challenges by focusing on delivering better quality healthcare at lower costs. SML Medical and Diagnostic Centre programs include, if needed:
Quality care management programs in all sorts of medical problems, is recognized as one-stop liver centre in Myanmar. SML Medical and Diagnostic Centre is an established Specialist Centre with affiliation with many hospitals and specialist clinics abroad. Medical Specialists in the field of Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Oncology from abroad make regular visits to this Centre to provide Clinical Consultancy.
Our Centre is well equipped with the latest advanced diagnostics technology and is dedicated to a variety of services:
- Medical Specialist Consultation (More than 20 Specialities)
- General Health Check ( By package, by group, by customised options)
- Advanced Medical Laboratory Services (Accredited by RCPA , Austriallia) coming up with ISO 15189 ; Randox REQAS
- ECG, Stress Test.
- Digital X –Ray
- MRI 3. T
- 2D, 3D, 4D ultrasound, Colour Doppler.
- Fibro Scan
- DXEA Scan
- Pharmacy Services
- Home Medical Services
As an organization, our long-term success depends on the ability to translate our commitment to affordable and accessible health care into real change.
We offered our services extensively, including:
- One (1500 Bedded Hospital) Yangon
- Two (1000 Bedded Hospitals) Yangon & Nay Pyi Taw
- Two (700 Bedded Hospitals) Pyin Oo Lwin & Aung Bann
- Two (500 Bedded Hospitals) Yangon & Meikhtila
- Over (80 Private Hospitals) Yangon, Mandalay & NayPyi Taw
- Over (50 Private Laboratories) Myanmar
- Over (300 Private Clinics) Myanmar
- Ministry of Defence.
- Ministry of Health.
- Foreign Companies.
- Non Government Organizations.
- Foreign Embassies.
- Shipping Companies.
- Local Private Companies.
SML Medical Centre (Mawlamyine, Mandalay, Taungyi)
An effective laboratory service is an essential part of a functional health service. Laboratories provide confirmatory diagnosis and improved management of disease, essential public health information and disease surveillance. Due to this wide-ranging role, laboratories are an important part of many disease control programmes; yet laboratory services are often ignored or taken for granted. To meet the needs in laboratory services, SML Advanced Medical laboratory was established in Yangon in 2008, Mawlamyine in 2011, Mandalay in 2012 and Taungyi 2013.
All SML laboratories are expected to perform consistent reliable and high-quality diagnostics, while achieving optimum workflow and maximum throughput. At SML we help you meet these challenges with an unparalleled range of analyzers and solutions for both the central lab and Point-of-Care testing. Tests are validated through Laboratory Information System acquired by Roche Cobas IT System. We not only adhere to strict quality standards, but also demanding productivity targets. We organized all our laboratories in the best efficient manner, using a combination of advanced technology and intelligent workflow, while reducing opportunities for human variability.
At SML, molecular diagnostics is being combined with therapeutics and forms an important component of integrated healthcare. Molecular diagnostic technologies are also involved in development of personalized medicine based on pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics.Within a short period of time, SML laboratories has gained recognition both locally and internationally as a one stop centre that offers the most complete and comprehensive laboratory and diagnostic services.
SML Caring Haemodialysis Centre
Recent research suggests that the data shown underestimated the global prevalence of kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients often suffer from cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, and their deaths may be attributed to either complication. Altered kidney function is often found in patients with hypertensive and ischemic heart disease, both of which are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Approximately 30 percent of patients with diabetes have diabetic nephropathy, with higher rates found in some ethnic groups shows that both genders are similarly affected by kidney disease.
Dialysis is used to treat people whose kidneys are not functioning properly. Like in many developing countries around the world, besides lack of public awareness and lack of facilities, to seek for treatment is no ordinary task. It is expensive and not many people can afford to dialysis their kidneys optimally.
As part of our healthcare services, SML Caring Haemodialysis Center was opened in December 2010 to serve people in the City of Yangon. We have qualified staff to manage the centre in the most professional manner. Dialysis nurses take care of patients who are suffering from or treated for the kidney diseases. She monitors activities of the patients, administer the medication, educate about the precautions to be taken, and suggests the necessary regimens. She also checks if the equipments are working properly. They also look into patient’s assessments, resolving and troubleshooting, handling High Tech Dialysis equipments, educating as well as educating dialysis patients. Any issues related to Dialysis equipments and the RO system will be attended to by our team of technicians or engineers. Two qualified medical doctor are appointed to supervise and manage the centre, all standard operation procedures are adhered to strictly. Presently we have a capacity of 40 patients to be dialyzed daily, we plan to expand our capacity gradually and add more dialysis centres in other parts of Myanmar in the near future.
We opened dialysis centers in Mawlamying , Bago 2018,Taunggyi 2017, Monywar2017.
we plan to expand our capacity gradually and add more dialysis centres in other parts of Myanmar in the near future
Non Health Care Division
The resulting globally changes have prompted the organisation to see the need for divesting to businesses. By 2011 SML BG has acquired 850 acres and 450 acres of rubber plantation at Bago and Nay Pyi Daw region respectively. In 2011 SML BG acquired a 4 acres land at the City of Bagan to build its own SML Hotel & Resort comprises of 120 bungalow and semi- detached chalets. Expected time of completion is 4th quarter of 2014.
Business venture with Ichiyru Hong Kong started in early 2012 to supply reliable water filtration system to the local communities and at their work places. In the same year SML BG teamed up with OCEA France to supply and promote aluminium patrol vessels to the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs and the O&G sector in Myanmar.
In early 2013, SML BG teamed up with a Public listed company, Tomei Malaysia to establish Yixing Precious Metal Industrial Company to produce and design Gold and Platinum jewelry production in Yangon.
What We Stand For
Since our Company’s inception, the building blocks of “SML GB MODEL” have remained financial discipline and service excellence. The Company’s senior Management team has long understood those two objectives. As an organisation, our long term success depends on the ability to translate our commitment to affordable and accessible health care into real change.
Our cord mission is to offer quality services through innovation with a touch of excellence.
Endeavours to be the healthcare provider of choice in the community we serve. And to make available quality products of reputed companies at reasonable rates to the masses of Myanmar.
SML Pharmaceutical Co Ltd has adopted a unique approach to the market that has resulted in distribution agreements with several major multinational pharmaceutical companies and their subsidiaries. At SML we always maintained a close contact with its suppliers, participates in the strategic planning, business development, budgeting, problem solving, and any other related areas that potentially affect both parties. Our current business partners include:
Research, Development and Continuous Medical Education
To keep SML laboratories updated to the latest advancement in technologies and meet up-to-date technological requirements, we allocate USD 1 million yearly in laboratory equipments for research and development and continuous medical education for medical professionals both locally and abroad.
Since the company’s inception, the building blocks of “SML Business Group Model” have remained financial discipline and service excellence. The company’s senior management team has long understood those two objectives need not be mutually exclusive.
As an organization, our long-term success depends on the ability to translate our commitment to affordable and accessible health care into real change. We look to four principles to guide us as we strive to provide exceptional value for general public, employees, and providers:
Easy and Simple Experience
Everyone at SML is uncompromising in their commitment to ensure that all our customers have an easy, simple, and productive experience – whether enrolling as a new member, refilling a prescription, or filing a Lab report.
We pay fanatical attention to operational excellence, continually refining the advanced platforms and processes that are essential to what we do: delivering a growing range of services in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible to an ever-larger number of people.
At every level, we guard our financial resources scrupulously, knowing that financial discipline provides the foundation upon which we can deliver products and services with great value.
Underlying the performance in each of these areas is our belief that taking exceptional people, placing them in an empowering environment, and holding them accountable for their efforts is the best way to exceed expectations in whatever we do.