Kooima Company - Lean Internship (2)
This short internship was a follow-up to the internship in 2015. Kooima Company saw the potential of continuous improvement and had some urgent questions about its implementation. In June 2017, I did another internship at Kooima Company to investigate how the implementation of Lean can be continued. Because it is a very interesting business case, two of my teachers from the Rotterdam University have joined me. The result of this internship was the advice to first focus on a central production planning to speed up the efficiency improvement.
Nedco BV - Graduation Internship
I graduated for the study of Industrial Engineering by doing a graduation internship at Nedco BV. Nedco BV is a wholesaler in plastics, presentation displays and Sluban construction toys. During this internship I have advised Nedco BV on how to increase its output by at least 30%, by changing the company strategy and structure according to Sociotechnical principles.
January 2017 - May 2017
ETZ Hospital - Overwork reduction
Within the ETZ hospital (location Elizabeth) I gained experience in the field of Lean in healthcare. The project was focused on reducing overwork at the Endoscopy Department. For this, the surgeries had to me observed to identify the waste in the process. We worked according to the DMAIC method. As part of the project we proposed a 3D redesign of the surgery room, containing the Lean waste reduction methods.
December 2016 - February 2017
Suiker Unie - SMED
At Suiker Unie - the largest sugar producer in the Netherlands - I have gained experience in SMED. The SMED method is intended to reduce set-up times within processes. The purpose of the project was to reduce the changeover time at the mixer and bagging machine. By observing the actions of employees we determined what activities were unnecessary for the process, according to the SMED methodology. The project was successfully completed, and the objectives have been achieved. The project was carried out according to the DMAIC method. Through a brainstorming session with the staff concerned, the solutions to the problems in the process could be found.
September 2016 - November 2017
Kooima Company - Lean Internship (1)
During my internship at Kooima Company, located in Rock Valley (Iowa) in the United States, I was asked to investigate how the efficiency of the process could be increased. During this internship I learned how a Lean process and culture can be developed and implemented. The result of this internship was an introduction to Lean Manufacturing for Kooima Company and a start of its implementation in several departments.
August 2015 - December 2015
Hollandia - Project assistent
My experiences at Hollandia Infra BV — a company specialized in making bridges and complex steel structures — gave me experience with being a project assistant of culture changing projects as well as being an organizational developer. In addition to supporting culture changing projects, I also did a lot of design work for Hollandia, including website icons, posters and company magazines. I also designed a company brochure. You can download and view this brochure below.
September 2014 - February 2016
Photography and branding
In addition to my awesome study, I also love to design business logos and posters and to take pictures of nature sceneries. Use the buttons below to find out more. If you are interested, please contact me.