What drives me
I’m a supply chain enthusiast and a technology optimist. Never ‘just’ for technology’s sake but always to bridge the gap between a real business requirement and a technological innovation.
I help organisations optimize their supply chains in order to give them competitive advantage.
I believe there’s always ‘a better way’ and am continuously looking for improvement. I do this preferably in the life science industry with the ultimate goal to improve the lives of people.
I have a result driven, sharp and energetic personality. I am an enthusiastic organizer who loves to motivate and energize people.
Being born in an entrepreneurial family, I consider myself a hard worker and committed to results. I’m persistent and have a ‘get the job done’ attitude.
I finished my bachelor in industrial engineering and my master of science in business administration. My working career started as a consultant at Ernst & Young and there after Capgemini. I immediately specialized in logistics and later supply chain management.
In 2004 I started my own consulting practice, focussing on supply chain leadership, project management and advisory services. I specialized into GxP regulated industries like pharma & food.
My work is typically in international environments. Having worked & lived in Barcelona, Boston, Manchester, Zug and Budapest. The last 10 years I’ve held (interim) leadership positions in various supply chain areas like planning, procurement and operations.
Why work with me
‘II have seen supply chain management done well. I’ve also seen it done poorly. Let me help you in achieving the first!’
I have worked in supply chain my entire professional life. The majority of my experience is in GxP regulated industries. I’m an expert in:
- Supply Chain team size, design and structure
- Supply Chain goal & objective setting
- Supply & Demand Planning
- Sourcing & Materials Management
- Warehousing & Distribution
- Partner Collaboration
- Supply Chain systems implementation
I have a proven track record in supply chain consulting, line management and project management, including:
- Setting up, professionalizing and leading Supply Chain organizations
- Supply Chain goal & objective Setting
- ERP implementations (e.g. Oracle, SAP)
- Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS)
- Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
- Supply Chain track & trace
- Optimize inventory levels & working capital
- Increased delivery reliability, OTIF
- Decreasing disruptions/bull whip effect
- Increased planning adherence
- Increased forecast accuracy
- Met the EU serialization due date, 3 months early
- Supported various successful product launches
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
High investments with uncertain outcome, complex product launches, extreme quality standards and focus on compliance (GxP) are some characteristics that make working in pharmaceutical and biotech industry so challenging.
This also gives some specific requirements for operating a best-in-class supply chain (e.g. shelf life, full up-and downstream traceability, qualification & validation, data integrity, temperature control).
The transformation of agricultural products into food is facing some specific challenges like reducing the total environmental impact and improving food security. Contamination and spoilage problems in food processing can lead to significant health threats.
Like Biotech and pharma, the food processing industry is heavily regulated and uses various control systems such as GxP, HACCP and FMEA to reduce the risk of harm. These characteristics lead to specific supply chain requirements
Environment, Health & safety (EHS) and sustainability are very specific topics affecting today’s chemical industry. Chemicals companies are expected to act quickly (e.g. moving from fossil to renewable sources, carbon-negative solutions).
A best-in-class supply chain can accommodate these developments.
Manufacturing, Automotive, Technology
The challenges for traditional manufacturing industries are constantly changing environments, intertwined infrastructure, automation and digitalization. The shift to a ‘SMART Industry’ requires digitalizing the process which results in constant monitoring and analysis of data with the goal to timely adjust supply chain activities.
‘Time to Insight’ should dramatically decrease so corrective actions can be taken timely.
Here’s a selection of my valued clients