Samples of recent projects
|Pick up 25 years of on-premise history and make it work again in the Cloud, in only one year and with minimal business impact
Imperial Brands (2018-2019
Due to Imperial’s strategy, Group IS started the IT2020 program where non-core activities are outsourced e.g. data centre hosting, software development and functional support.
Migration of QAD-ERP with 1 central and 11 local instances to the Cloud;
• Cross-geographic 21 Factories, 6 automated warehouses and 6 finance centres
• Transition from Windows to Linux platform, impacting 13.000 customized programs
• Migrate 2.900 users, 600 shop floor terminals, 400 RF scanners and 275 interfaces
After successfull completion of this QAD-Cloud project, I've managed two projects in parallel; a pilot with ARAS-PLM and enabling material traceability in ERP and MES. Two projects with mainly foreign suppliers
Under high pressure, with multiple teams in parallel and underwhile almost non stop travelling, successful accomplishing the impossible with lots of fun.
|Select and implement business standard applications
Neways Electronics International (2017)
Global operating Electronic Manufacturing Services provider of industrial and professional electronics.
After introduction of a tailored project methodology based on Prince & PMP, projects started to introduce company wide Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) and Machine Execution Software (MES).
Transition from long lasting initiatives towards standard project approach
|Development and introduction of a Supply Chain Planning data model
Enexis is a grid company with 2,7 million electricity connections and 2 million gas connections in The Netherlands.
A multiannual program is started to optimize business processes and the underlying ICT systems for their 10 sites. Assignment here was to come up with a data model to enable planning from strategic, to tactical up to operational level.
An environment where industry standard production planning methodologies fit, in spite of different valuation of costs and efficiency
|Manage complex IT projects in an international setting
Imperial Brands PLC (2012-2016)
Imperial’s Group Information Systems is responsible for strategy, design, development, delivery and support of core manufacturing applications for her global manufacturing sites.
• Full ERP implementation (QAD2010) including data migration and interfacing to central systems at a Spanish cigar factory, a Belgium rolling paper factory and a German cigarette tube factory
• ERP Integration with Third Party WMS for automated warehouses in Ukraine and Poland
• Redesign of production application for Shop Floor Terminals (MES)
• Software selection for Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)
• Functional optimization projects; improve supporting systems to optimize business processes
Interesting was to work together with multi cultural teams, in parallel projects on global locations with local professionals and to smoothly achieve the scheduled milestones within tight project schedules.
|Startup manufacturing facility in China
Weir Minerals China (2010-2011)
To produce GEHO piston diaphragm pumps for the Asian market, a new manufacturing facility is set up in China. The sales orders are processed and customer specific designed in Venlo. Weir Minerals China fulfils the order from procurement and assembly to delivery.
Special attention to cultural differences and focus on protecting the intellectual property with subsequent establishment of IT infrastructure.
|Reorganization IT department
Weir Minerals Netherlands (2010)
With nine specialists, the IT Department of Weir Minerals Netherlands, manages and supports all systems and applications within the office and CAD / CAM environments. The ICT policy of the Weir Group and its high standards as a base, continuous innovation and continuity is guaranteed. With restructuring of the IT department and the introduction of Project Management Methods, various IT projects are completed.
The reborn IT department is handed over to the new IT manager.
|Transfer Begemann Pumps production to France
Weir Minerals France (2009-2010)
The Begemann centrifugal pumps for the petrochemical and process industries are worldwide deployed. The Engineering To Order principle makes each pump unique. Besides sales and engineering, all operational processes are relocated from Netherlands to two sites in France.
The successful transfer to the French IT environment and the careful convey of specialized knowledge stipulated the final result.
|Optimize SAP usage of logistic department
Celanese Acetate Belgium (2008)
Located in Lanaken, Celanese manufactures and distributes cellulose acetate tow; a filter material for the tobacco industry. To reduce inventory costs with same time increase of stock reliability, a review was needed of the implementation and the logistic department’s use of SAP.
The working method and SAP usage of the Celanese plant in England were the reference to achieve the defined KPI’s.
|Restart Warehouse & Production
Flextronics Reverse Logistics (2008)
In the Netherlands, the European spare part (return) flow is handled for Hewlett Packard Computer Systems and Handhelds. Restart with 180 FTE of all operational activities after moving the organization from Rosmalen to Venray.
After completion, the department was audited as HP Best Global Perfomer.
|Optimize logistics performance
Paradigit groep (2007)
The centralized warehouse replenishes 38 private owned ICT service providers and retailers in the Netherlands. Reorganization of the logistics department in order to improve the logistics performance.
|Analyze SAP Supply Chain Planning
Resolve stagnation in the supply chain of global bulk purchasing, via the wage-packers, to sweets in various forms and several marketing concepts.
|Optimize performance of Warehouse & Expedition
Curtec Nederland (2006 - 2007)
Manufacturer of plastic packaging such as drums and crates for industrial applications. The retirement of the Logistics Manager lead to a review the organization, structure and processes to optimize the logistics performance.