In 2017, I graduated for Industrial Engineering at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. In January 2019, I started working for PROPOS Software as QRM Advisor & Project Manager. Before that, I worked for Kooima Company (Rock Valley, Iowa) as Process Improvement Engineer, where I was responsible for implementing Quick Response Manufacturing. During the 3 years that I worked for Kooima Company, I found how QRM helps a high mix/low volume job shop to reduce lead times by over 30% and the increase of on time delivery by over 35%.
Jan 2019 - To date
QRM ADVISOR & PROJECT MANAGER @PROPOS Software
As Quick Response Manufacturing advisor I advise the customers of PROPOS Software on how to design their processes based on the principles of Quick Response Manufacturing. As Project Manager, I lead projects to implement the PROPOS Software.
Nov 2015 - Dec 2018 (3 yrs)
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT ENGINEER @Kooima Company
My goal as Process Improvement Engineer at Kooima Company was to advise the management on how to reduce production lead times and increase machine and operator efficiency. In the course of 3 years we successfully implemented Quick Response Manufacturing, resulting in a lead time reduction of over 30% and the increase of on time delivery by over 15%.
As part of the project we implemented PROPOS software, a production scheduling software based on the principles of QRM and Lean.
Jan 2017 - May 2017
INTERNSHIP OUTPUT INCREASE @Nedco BV
For my graduation internship, I have advised Nedco BV — a wholesaler in plastics, presentation displays, and Sluban construction toys — on how to increase its output by at least 30%, by changing the company strategy and structure.
Sept 2014 - Feb 2016
ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPER @Hollandia Infra BV
My experiences at Hollandia Infra BV — a company specialized in constructing 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 for personnel and customers.
2013 - 2014
GARDENER @Neighbors, family and friends
As a part-time job, I hired myself as a lawn carer for neighbors, family and friends.
2011 - 2013
WAREHOUSE EMPLOYEE @Gastrovino Waaijenborg
In this part-time job I was responsible for loading and unloading the goods, and to take care of the warehouse.
2010 - 2012
MAINTAINANCE EMPLOYEE @Albert Heijn
In this part-time job, I was responsible for maintaining the grocery store, such as repairing stock shelves, cleaning the aisles and helping customers when they accidentally dropped their groceries.
2008 - 2011
GREEN HOUSE EMPLOYEE @Orchid Greenhouse 'De Wilg'
In this part-time job, I was responsible for shipping the orchids on time.
2013 - 2017
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (Bachelor's) @Rotterdam University
Within this program I have learned about concepts such as workflow optimization (Lean Six Sigma, QRM), Project Management as well as Business and Business Administration.
May 2019 - July 2018
QRM SILVER TRAINING @Censor Academy
Within this 10-week training I was trained as a QRM Silver Specialist.
Sep 2016 - Feb 2017
MINOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT @Avans University
Within this minor I was trained as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
2008 - 2013
HAVO @Wartburg College Revius
Profile Economics and society (extra course: Physics and Mathematics (level B) at the Wartburg College, Revius location.
QRM SILVER SPECIALIST
This 10-week course at the Censor Academy taught me the principles of Quick Response Manufacturing, and how to successfully implement it.
LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT
(theory & practice)
As a Green Belt, I am able to manage Lean Six Sigma projects. In projects like these, the DMAIC methodology will be applied. Minitab© will be used to analyze the data.
Lean Six Sigma Minitab©, Microsoft Office (Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), logo design with CorelDraw (X8), Adobe Photoshop, Google SketchUp, maintaining Network Attached Systems (NAS, Synology).