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Consultancy and interim management

Procurement of logistics

  • Global logistic procurement
  • Define contracts and liability
  • Strategy and development
  • Coaching and training

  • Commercial and technical
  • All forms of logistics
  • Seminar and in-house training
  • Worldwide benchmarking

  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Transport rates and supply chain
  • All modalities, road, sea, rail and air
  • Tendering logistics

  • Self developed tender tools
  • ITT, RFI and RFQ
  • Complex worldwide projects
  • CV Bouwe van der Meer (1970)

    19 projects from 1995 to 2018

    19 Logistics Tender Consultant

    IKO NV, BE- Antwerpen, Construction material, 130 Mio. EUR

    • Tendering & restructuring transport Belgium, France and UK

    18 Logistics Consultant

    DMG Mori - Bielefeld, CNC Tools, 3.2 Billion EUR

    • Restructuring procurement of logistics, total spend 100 Mio.
    • Procurement of casting from China CIF to Ex-Works
    • Tender worldwide sea freight
    • Tender CEP (Couriers, Express, Parcel)
      • Designed and utilized own SQL database to price and compare worldwide shipments
    • Tender road transport Europe
    • Tender packaging & stowage costs

    17 Logistics Consultant                                  

    Royal Haskoning, NL-Nijmegen, Consultancy and Engineering, 7000 FTE, 400 Mio. EUR

    • Logistics Benchmark Djibouti and Ethiopia
    • Defined with local contacts all logistic main flows, carriers, harbours & rates

    16 Logistics Tender Consultant          

    IKO Insulations BV, NL- Klundert, Construction material, 130 Mio. EUR

    • Analyse logistic processes both internal (warehouse) and external (outbound transport)
    • Integrate the logistic of 2 companies on site Klundert
    • Restructuring all European transports including contracts & SLA
    • Tender Benelux and Germany

    15 Consultant Procurement and Logistics        

    Enercon Gmbh, DE-Bremen/Aurich, Wind turbines Producer, 5 billion. EUR, 20.000 FTE

    • Restructuring procurement of logistics
    • Developed supply chain improvements
    • Management of all purchasing activities, coaching the team members and support buyers
    • Identification and implementation of cost reduction potential (separated standard transports and bundled them)
    • Full benchmark of all European heavy transport on carriers, vehicle types and rates
    • Developed new price calculation tools for heavy transport and large cranes
    • Prepare and negotiate high risks contracts with management
    • Defining, executing and negotiating 15 large international transport tenders
    • Worked on international projects (procurement logistics and cranes) like wind parks in Canada & Kazakhstan

    14 Transport and contracts expert         

    Royal Haskoning, NL-Nijmegen, Consultancy and Engineering, 7000 FTE, 400 Mio. EUR

    • Logistic engineering supply chain large and complicated mining project in Africa
    • Develop tender strategy and sourcing documents for transport, and handling 2.000.000 tons annually
    • Investigation and defining truck types, route and tracks in Africa
    • Difficulty level: high. No shipment data, poor documentation, contract previous consultancy prematurely terminated

    13 Consultant Procurement and Logistics      

    Gräper Gmbh, DE-Ahlhorn, Concrete Transformation Houses producer, 100 Mio. EUR, 700 FTE

    • Restructuring procurement of  transport and cranes Europe
    • Defining new standard transport contract and SLA with logistic suppliers
    • Prepare and negotiate big projects and contracts with carriers (UK, Germany)
    • Organizing tender heavy transport and deployment cranes Europe

    12 Interim Category Lead Buyer                      

    Avebe Potato Starch, NL-Veendam, 1300 FTE, 650 Mio. EUR

    • Restructuring of procurement and organization of transport and warehousing worldwide
      • Potatoes to factories
      • Transport and storage of potato starch in bulk, big bags and pallets
      • Procurement of external warehouses and silo parks
    • Issue and negotiated 5 worldwide transport tenders
    • Legal problems with suppliers solved using lawyers and attorneys
    • Development and implementation of new purchasing strategy and multi-year procurement plan
    • Advised senior management in logistics / transportation on liability and litigation

    11 Interim Manager  Sales and Logistics          

    Studio 100 Media, DE-München, Media Producer, 1000 FTE, 170 Mio. EUR

    • Short term replacement of 2 Key staff members, Head of Merchandising and Supply Chain Manager
    • Planning, buying and replenishment of 500 SKU in China and Europe
    • Negotiating and buying displays from cardboard factories
    • Daily management and training employees department sales and logistics (3 FTE)
    • Optimize customer contracts, Supply Chain and SLA of with logistics service providers
    • Research and development of new logistics model Europe (from 4 warehouses to 2)
    • Optimization of Microsoft Dynamics AX (ERP) and creation of new reports (Crystal Reports)

    10 Interim Logistics Manager                            

    Laundry service de Blinde, NL-Heerenveen, Healthcare, 200 FTE, 15 Mio. EUR

    • Restructuring fleet management
    • Optimization of the material flow of clean and dirty bed sheets linen, textiles and clothing
    • Buying and selling trucks, fleet analysis, insurance and contacts with Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Supplier management and auditing, maintenance and repair of vehicles
    • Interim category buyer for Fuel, Trucks and Personal
    • Tenders, RFQ prepared and completed for road transport, labour and maintenance

    9 Interim Business Development Manager       

    Gutmann Heavy Logistics AG, CH-Zug, Heavy Transport Logistics, 100 FTE, 35 Mio. EUR

    • Acquisition project cargo in Europe through cold calling, internet, emails, newsletters and presentations
    • Branches: wind energy, power plant construction, steel mills, oil and gas and top 100 companies Germany
    • Buying and organization transport, cranes, special equipment for projects in Europe

    8 Interim logistics Manager                            

    Rentex Floron BV, NL-Bolsward, Healthcare, 350 FTE, 33 Mio. EUR

    • Improved efficiency planning trucks
    • Decreased number of trucks from 34 to 24, sold old leftover trucks through internet auction
    • Optimization of the material flow of clean and dirty bed sheets  linen, textiles and clothing
    • Interim Buyer for IT Systems, Fuel, Trucks and Personal
    • Tenders, RFQ prepared and negotiated for road transport, labour and maintenance

    7 Manager new business                                

    Holtrop van der Vlist BV, NL-Assen, Heavy Transport and Machinery, 100 FTE, 18 Mio. EUR

    • Acquisition of new customers earthmoving industry, heavy equipment in Europe
    • Define sales strategy and implement into sales plan, defining prices and issuing on tenders
    • Management Prospects (cold calling, newsletters, visiting) and customers
    • Responsible for accounts receivable management and contact person for major accounts and IT
    • Development of own CRM Database and introduced GPS System

    6 Interim Commercial Director                         

    Oenema Transport, Taxi / ambulance, NL-Heerenveen, Logistics, 200 FTE, 20 Mio. EUR

    • Developed long term strategy “conditioned, furniture and automotive logistics”
    • Responsible for the staff, Transport Department 70 drivers and 5 office co-workers
    • Restructuring transportation department
    • Purchase / Buying of capital equipment such as trucks, forklift, fuel and temporary workers
    • Negotiate tariffs with subcontractors and other transport companies
    • Set up new commercial departments:
      • Automotive inbound logistics
      • Food and conditioned transport for Albert Heijn
      • Furniture transport from Germany to Holland
    • Participated 4 European public tenders passenger transport, won three out of four
    • Conducting litigation and contact person for banks, taxes, customers and suppliers

    5 Consultant procurement & logistics               

    MBI Concrete Products, NL-Kampen, Concrete Production, 200 FTE, 35 Mio. EUR

    • Optimizing flows of goods, storage of raw materials and finished goods
    • Tender and RFQ written for outbound transport finished goods

    4 Interim Transport Manager                                 

    Holcim Concrete Products, NL-Rotterdam, Concrete Production, 200 FTE, 30 Mio. EUR

    • Planning, preparation and organization of transportation of building materials (Daily up to 80 trucks)
    • Contact person for drivers, customers, freight forwarders and production staff
    • Tender (RFQ) written for outbound transport finished goods

    3 Interim Director                                                  

    Concrete Production Kijlstra, NL-Veendam, Concrete Production, 35 FTE, 20 Mio. EUR

    • Heading team of 35 FTE, production, buying, sales, marketing and  administration
    • Buying all equipment like forklift trucks, wheel loaders, raw materials like sand cement and minerals
    • Master production planning in SAP R3 and liaise plans with headquarters
    • Solved production problems (interruptions) and prepared expansion of production to 200% in 2007
    • Determine new marketing strategy (dealers and end customers) and define selling prices
    • Turnaround marketing: create new product range called "Colors of the Earth" which is still their main brand today

    2 Managing Director                                             

    Van der Werff Logistics BV, NL-Heerenveen, Transport and Logistics, 100 FTE, 12 Mio. EUR

    • Developed long term strategy “Logistics of construction materials Europe”
    • Responsible for the staff, Transport Department 75 drivers and 10 office co-workers
    • Close and reorganize office Harderwijk (25 FTE)
    • Purchase / Buying of capital equipment such as trucks, forklift, fuel and temporary workers
    • Acquisition and integration Hamstra Transport (30 FTE)
    • Growth of 3M € to 10M € in 5 years and 35 to 80 trucks in 5 years (through E-Marketing and direct sales)
    • Development of warehouse operations, organize and build warehouse
    • Handled tenders in transportation and conducting litigation
    • Purchase and implementation TMS Plan and Go! and Transics Boardcomputers

    1 Supply Chain Manager                                     

    Xerox Distribution Europe BV, NL- Heerenveen, Electronic, 200 FTE, 200 Mio. EUR

    • Teamleader department planning, purchasing colorprinters Europe (15 FTE)
    • Demand Planning, Purchasing 3,000 articles in Mfg/Pro and Oracle, 20 M € stock level
    • Organising inbound container shipments from USA, China, Korea to Europe
    • Organising outbound worldwide shipments, pallets, parcels, and full trucks and air cargo
    • Planning production department of configuring printers to sales orders (also managing BOM’s)
    • Responsible for shipments to customers in Europe, damages and organizing quarterly endings
    • Organized the complete removal Heerenveen to Venray (6.000 pallets)
    • Implementation of QAD MFG / PRO and Oracle in Heerenveen and Venray (superuser level)

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