interim manager and supply chain and logistics specialist, aiming at operations excellence


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Assignments Juthout Advies

Advice on (changes in) supply chain organizations, warehousing, transportation, distribution and S&OP. Coach for logistics team and individual team members and for high educated immigrants (BSc and MSC)  with residence/working permit to find a paid job.

I am an operations, change and program/project management. Re-engineering, restructuring and professionalization of organizations is core business. I am employable in all elements of the field of supply chain management.

From 2010 I have been working as an independent Business Consultant and have carried out assignments at DHL Supply Chain, AbbVie, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Zebra Technologies, CooperSurgical Inc and Wabtec Corporation.

In my position as Vice President Logistics Operations at Yamaha Motor Europe NV (until 2010), the conception, development and implementation of new organizations (including integrated work processes, HR and IT) was the objective. The program for a change from more than 30 local logistics operations to a footprint with 6 pan-European operations with a uniform, transparent and simple structure has been successfully implemented. Intensive consultation with stakeholders (internal and external) was key for success.

Recently I focus on coaching (for teams and individual employees / managers) resulting in a higher interest in changing and improving operational processes. And I coach status holders (immigrant with work and residence permit) with higher education (BSc/Msc) to find a proper job.

I work from Blokzijl and Amsterdam. For more details of each assignment, please check “track record”.

Coach for high educated immigrants with residence/working permit

For an immigrant with working/residence permit in the Netherlands are a lot of bumps to take in the search for work: cultural differences, the language barrier and all the rules in the Netherlands. And it is important they go to work quickly. It is good for their integration, self-image, health and therefore for integration in the Netherlands. These immigrants (and certainly this group with a good education at HBO level) bring many talents and experiences. They are entrepreneurial, have perseverance and they are multilingual. I guide  the search for work. I walk on with the status holder: sometimes as a support, and often as a sounding board.


Agrologistics in Colombia

Via PUM I advice a trading company in fruit and vegetables in Pereira, Colombia. The company wants help with the implementation of planning, inventory management and improvement of customer service and more efficient processing and shipping of orders. We created an actionplan for the development of the operation (processes & procedures), the organization, IT set-up and the strategy towards the market.

In 2010, I  joined the Netherlands Senior Experts (PUM) to join in programmes to advice small and medium sized companies in developing countries on enhancement and change projects. Recent missions were to Kenya, Mongolia, Pakistan and Bosnia.

Next to PUM I am available for logistics projects in developing countries by non-profit organizations/NGO’s. For information and availability, please do not hesitate to contact me. Special rates will be applied.