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

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I am an interim professional and supply chain management expert. In my position as Vice President Logistics Operations at Yamaha Motor Europe NV (until 2010) I was responsible for the program to transform a decentralized logistics organization with over 30 local operations into a centrally managed European supply chain organization with standard logistics IT system, S&OP, warehousing, transport and distribution systems. Program management included planning, budget, change management, organization, communication, risk and stakeholder management.
Since 2010 owner of Juthout Advice for interim, program & change management and coaching and involved in projects in international operating companies in automotive, pharma, food and high-tech.

Juthout Advies provides

  • Business consultancy: advise on conception and implementation of logistics and supply chain management
  • Interim management to fill key and senior management positions for defined period
  • Program management by realizing approved projects on time and within budget

Background

  • More than 30 years of experience in international business, mainly in Europe, and specialized in working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Business Consultant that advises companies in logistics and supply chain management (Procurement, Inventory management, warehousing, transport, distribution, customs and IT)
  • Fulfills assignments with companies in Europe since 2010 as an interim manager and is an associate consultant with consultancy firms specializing in SCM
  • Proven experience as a program manager to deliver projects in time and within budget
  • Previous experience at Yamaha Motor Europe NV as Vice President Logistics Operations until 2010
  • Works as a volunteer for organizations to advise SMEs in developing countries on improvement projects
  • Has a Master degree in Economics from Agricultural College (now Wageningen University & Research Center)

Field of expertise

  • Site management
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Purchase
  • Stock management
  • Production planning
  • S&OP
  • Customs handling & compliance (“Trade facilitation”)
  • Logistical IT systems
  • Realization of new construction
  • Start up new operations and systems
  • Restructuring of logistics concepts and systems (including location analyzes)
  • Closure of existing operations
  • Integration in centrally controlled organization
  • Human Resources

Characteristics

  • Strive for “operational excellence”
  • Is result and people-oriented
  • Professional, responsible and communicative actions (stakeholder management)
  • Familiar with working in a multi-cultural and international organization
  • Motivating and stimulating teams