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Business consulting …

powered by 35+ years of expertise in the electronics industry !

Expertise includes sales & account management, marketing & pricing, supply chain & operations but most important … team motivation !

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Revenue in time …

and customer satisfaction as a super bonus if you do this right !

You easily understand the importance of a good supply chain securing customer satisfaction AND financial performance.

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Simplicity …

the biggest productivity influencing factor as far as I am concerned !

We sometimes forget it though … and many companies share a somewhat silly or excessive need for trendy change.

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On time delivery …

heavily influences customer satisfaction i.e. constantly measure your delivery performance.

Usual measurement is actual delivery date versus customer requested date … and usually also against the promised supply date.

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Career summary …

A brief summary of my carreer includes roles in sales, supply chain, marketing and operations.

Such roles usually at major global companies like Diversey INC, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, Freescale and NXP.

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Avoid this ?

Good communication is a proven and key productivity enabler !

It seems so obvious but good communication, and sharing of key information, seems to be an issue in many companies.

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Target this ?

No collaboration and you never doubted why nobody get’s back to you ?

Collaboration starts with the simple willingness of a person or organization to help others and make a change by doing so.

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Obtain this !

No need to over-engineer an organization to get the very best best our of the team !

It is easy to obtain a team all moving to the top … look at the image and think about how simple this is.

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Fair goals …

and appropriate challenge drive performance !

Many companies push challenges too far, digging way too much into those “crucial” details, but what happens at the end ?

Solid processes !

Supply chain and customer satisfaction is all about solid processes !

The usual trap for organizations is to drop timely execution of routine tasks and customer communication during a crisis period.

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plp

A new challenge in a very different business this time !

Hopefully allowing Preformed Line Products France (PLP) to cope with high and fast growth in this new business consultant assignment. Very different from micro-electronics !

Not a constraint …

even though policies and procedures are often perceived like that.

Running a company in a productive manner while securing quality, it’s key to have documented and communicated policies and procedures in place.

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keep simple

Keeping things simple is the only way to keep your productivity high !

The usual trap of many companies is trying to be refreshingly new, exciting, trend driven.

Useless consultant ?

Pay a consultant, but not getting expected results ?

Being unsatisfied with a consultant is not unusual but … have a step backwards and think what possible root causes can be.

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order mngt

Successful companies all share the fact they have solid order management in place !

They also document a series of key dates in their ERP system … dates that allow the supply chain to be measurable and thus … ready for continuous improvement, too.

career

A brief summary of my carreer includes roles in sales, supply chain, marketing and operations

Such roles usually at major global companies like Diversey INC, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, Freescale and NXP.

ON Semiconductor

A new adventure when Motorola Standard Components Group (SCG) became a standalone company

I became the ON Semiconductor EMEA Business & Services Manager, at a later stage global account director for Philips after the family move to Paris.

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Motorola

My electronics background was best invested at Motorola where i started as their Benelux distribution manager.

After moving to Toulouse in 1994, I ended up as Motorola’s EMEA Business Manager and at a later stage Global Director, Pricing, Processes & Systems.

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