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

Track record

From 2010: Juthout Advies, Independent interim & project manager, specialist in logistics and supply chain management

Completed assignments:

  • Wabtec Corporation, interim Supply Chain Director at Stemmann Technik (part of Faiveley Group): Build the new local SC organization, create roadmap for supply chain Improvement Plan, S&OP process and routines and inventories improvement plan (Schüttorf, Germany, 2018).
  • CooperSurgical Inc (CSI), Interim Supply Chain Manager to advice on Global Supply Chain Improvement Programme. Assess current status of logistics operations and define plan to prepare on growth and future customer requirements (Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017).
  • Zebra Technologies, Senior Program Manager EMEA DC Consolidation in Heerenveen after the acquisition of the Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business. Program management for EMEA EDC Consolidation, extension of building, storage capacity and workshop facilities, implement change, prepare on and guide GoLive and control business stabilization ( 2016 – 2017). In Spring 2017 this business unit has been successfully consolidated (1 order, 1 delivery, 1 invoice) (Heerenveen, The Netherlands, 2016 – 2017).
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts, advice on pan European transport- and pallet management control systems and define scope/planning implementation, (Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2016)
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Work Stream Lead Logistics for global merge project of Douwe Egberts Master Blenders (DEMB) and Mondelez in Jacobs Douwe Egberts. Control team, define scope, coordination of workshops with countries involved, define hotspots and severity/priority, implement change, guide GoLive and control business stabilization (Amsterdam/Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2015- 2016),
  • AbbVie, Senior Business Consultant in project for outsourcing of logistics operations for AbbVie Logistics. Contracting, implementation phasing, planning, testing and roll-out. (Zwolle, The Netherlands, 2014 – 2015)
  • DHL Supply Chain, Senior Project manager automotive project for Subaru Europe, new Fashion EDC and for site closure and decommissioning (The Netherlands/ Belgium, 2012 – 2014)
  • Van Duuren Districenters, Interim operations director, Operations Management, IT systems, network optimization, organization, management information systems (The Netherlands, 2011)
  • CAT Groupe, Tender manager automotive (Germany, Berlin, 2010)

Positions held until 2010    

2002 – 2010      Yamaha Motor Europe NV,

Board member, Vice president Logistics Operations
Base: Amsterdam (Schiphol Rijk), the Netherlands

  • Control supply of products and components from factories in Japan, Far East, America and Europe to 6 European Distribution Centers (Amsterdam, Lyon, Hamburg, Lille, Milan and Barcelona, total 140K m2) and distribution to >8.000 dealers in Europe.
  • Development and implementation of SCM concept for finished products (Central S&OP, central inventory management & control, purchasing, standard warehouse and distribution system, central KPI control and Customs and logistics IT system)
  • P/L control over supply chain/logistics operations for all products in EMEA
  • Manage project for integration and shut down of national operations
  • 300 FTE.

1992 – 2001      Yamaha Motor Distribution BV

Division Manager Operations
Base: Amsterdam (Schiphol Rijk), the Netherlands

  • Project manager for new EDC at Schiphol Rijk: coördination and control start of new, complex operation with full automated parts warehouse (pick-to-light system, mini load and high bay warehouse) and new IT system (WMS/TMS)
  • After start operations in 1993, EDC Site Management including transport/distribution
  • P/L control over parts and accessories supply chain/logistics operations for all products in EMEA
  • Develop new SCM concept for genuine parts and accessories with central S&OP for Europe (central inventory management & control, purchasing)
  • Manage project for integration and shut down of national operations
  • Purchasing of non-genuine parts and accessories
  • Develop, frequently tender and control outsourced operations of logistics service providers
  • Execute global project for stock optimization
  • Project manager to extend Amsterdam EDC to 35K m2 and open new Lyon EDC (20K m2)
  • 175 FTE.

For overview change process in Yamaha, see 20190116 Yamaha change project

1986 – 1992      Avery Dennison

Job:      Operations Manager Fasson Specialty Division
Base:    Leiden, the Netherlands

  • Development concept and implementation of Finishing Center
  • Manager Finishing and Distribution Center, stock management and distribution
  • 50 FTE in shifts

1983 – 1986      Rowntree Mackintosh BV (Nestle)

Job:      Manager Production Planning & Control
Base:    Elst (Gld), the Netherlands

  • S&OP, Production planning and sourcing.

1979 – 1982      Flora Holland

Job:      Project Manager
Base:    Bleiswijk, the Netherlands

  • Project management for IT system and internal transportation system.