consultant and interim manager

consultant and interim manager

Work Experience

Senior Consultant at Involvation (Consulting industry)
March 2008 - present
Key responsibilities: the design and implementation - in concept and in detail - of supply chain processes and solutions.

Owner and Founder of an Interim Management Agency (Interim Management and Consulting industry)
November 2003 - Present
Interim management positions at:
b. SSL International
c. Nijdra
d. Fisher Scientific
e. OPG Groothandel
f. FreshSupport

a. Team Leader Operations at AKAPP-STEMMANN (Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry)
December 2007 - present
Key responsibilities:
· manage Operations (planning, purchasing, assembly and warehouse)
· (re)implement parts of a recently rolled out ERP system
· outstanding performance in terms of customer service, backorders and inventory turns

b. Central European Planning Controller at SSL International (Health, Wellness and Fashion industry)
February 2007 - November 2007
Key responsibilities:
· manage a Central European Planning Team
· maximize product availability whilst minimizing cost
· liaise with local markets in Central Europe

c. Business Unit Manager at Nijdra (Mechanical Engineering industry)
July 2006 - January 2007
Key achievements:
· design of new company strategy
· design and execution of operational plans for Material Management and Purchasing
· customer and supplier delivery performance both improved by another 15%

c. Supply Chain Consultant at Nijdra (Mechanical Engineering industry)
May 2006 - June 2006
Key achievements:
· customer and supplier delivery performance both improved by 10%
· status report on ERP system implementation and system usage

d. Operations Manager at Fisher Emergo (Business Supplies and Equipment industry)
May 2005 - April 2006
Key achievements:
· introduction of professional stock control
· introduction of operation metrics
· reinstated belief in Operations Manager position
· reinstalled discipline in operations
· 20% headcount reduction in warehouse operation

e. Stock Controller at OPG Groothandel (Pharmaceuticals industry)
December 2004 - March 2005
Key achievements:
· customer delivery performance of 98,5 %
· 40 inventory turns per year
· improved use of DRP-software

f. Management and Supply Chain Consultant at FreshSupport (Food Production industry)
February 2004 - October 2004
Key achievements:
· better communication and execution of company strategy
· introduction and use of the Deming circle (PDCA)
· up to 50% OEE improvement in packaging operation
· 30% headcount reduction in logistics overhead

Interim Manager employed by YACHT (Interim Management and Consulting industry)
August 1999 - January 2004
Interim management positions at:
a. Westland Kaas Groep
b. Eaton Automotive
c. Agri Retail
d. Banta Global Turnkey

a. Project Manager at Westland Kaas Groep (Food Production industry)
March 2003 - January 2004
Key achievements:
· insourcing of parts of Westland’s supply chain
· go-live according to deadlines and budget

a. Logistics Coordinator at Westland Kaas Groep (Food Production industry)
November 2002 - February 2003
Key achievements:
· mapping Westland's supply chain
· creation of supply chain awareness

b. Operations Manager at Eaton Automotive (Automotive industry)
June 2002 - August 2002
Key achievement:
· go-live and ramp up of a new production line of folding actuators

b. ERP Project Member and ERP Key User at Eaton Automotive (Automotive industry)
January 2001 - May 2002
Key achievements:
· go-live of ERP software
· key-usership for Production Planning

b. Production Planner at Eaton Automotive (Automotive industry)
May 2000 - December 2000
Key achievements:
· improved customer delivery performance
· decreased stock levels of parts and end products
· reinstated confidence from customers and suppliers in production planning

c. Warehouse Manager at Agri Retail (Retail industry)
February 2000 - April 2000
Key achievements:
· having warehouse personnel doing their daily operations, while knowing the warehouse was being terminated and most people were to be laid off

d. Warehouse Supervisor at Banta Global Turnkey (Outsourcing industry)
August 1999 - January 2000
Key achievements:
· preparations for warehouse interior (racking, transport etc.) for a newly built warehouse
· introduction of warehouse metrics
· improved stock and bin accuracy

Freelance Teacher APICS and ELog at BACE (Higher Education industry)
February 2004 - Present
In my classes I have (had) the pleasure to teach people from: ASML, Centric, Cummins, Corus, Dräger Medical, FCI, Groenewout, Heineken, IBM, Intel, Menlo Worldwide, MCFE, Ministry of Defence, Nedcar, Nike, NXP, Oracle, Parker, Pepsico, Philips, Plantronics, SC Johnson, Stork, Swedish Match Lighters, Tevo, TruEconomy, Unilever, Western Digital and Volvo.

Several other positions in Supply Chain Management
November 1991 - July 1999
· Manager Planning and Support Office at Maasglas (Glass, Ceramics & Concrete industry)
· Manager MPC and IT at FORT Kruiwagens (Utilities industry)
· Production Planner at FORT Kruiwagens (Utilities industry)
· Project Leader ISO 9002 at Nedlloyd Districenters (Logistics and Supply Chain industry)
· Controlling Employee at Nedlloyd Districenters (Logistics and Supply Chain industry)


2005-2006 APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional, certificate)
2003-2005 APICS CIRM (Certified in Integrated Resource Management, certificate)
2001-2002 APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management, certificate)
1985-1990 School for Business Administration and Economics (bachelor’s degree)


(Supply Chain) Interim manager and Business Consultant in organizations that are seeking strong leadership skills and the ability to make change happen.

Highly motivated, energetic professional with 17 years of working experience. Strong commitment to solving problems, developing effective working methods and simplifying procedures. Proven ability to motivate and work effectively with people from other cultures and all walks of life.
Areas of expertise include:
· Supply Chain Management
· Operations Management
· Manufacturing Planning and Control
· Change Management
· Systems Implementation


Dutch native
English excellent
German very good
French fair


IT skills
a. Business: Exact Globe, Easy Access, JD Edwards, MFG-Pro, Oracle, SAP R/3 en Vantage
b. Office: Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Windows en Word