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Business consulting

Powered by 35+ years of expertise mostly in the electronics industry. Expertise includes sales account management, marketing and pricing, supply chain & operations.

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Loudspeaker creation

All current products are individually designed and built, high performance loudspeakers offering unbeatable value for money … designs from timeless classic to very modern.

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Personal interests

They obviously are part of this site, and me … music, fun, pictures and some other things I hope you agree to be worthwhile sharing.

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Productivity killer

Microsoft experts will say “you can set planned update timing” so this won’t impact you but … unexpected “Windows Updates” hit many people privately and large organizations too.

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Little Progress ?

If you are trying to achieve big things, manage a large project, target major improvements, don’t forget it starts with small steps taken by many people.

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Endorsement

I know Willem for 1 year now and we are both in a EDI project in France. INFOR Visual ERP must be setup to send/receive EDI messages.

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Career summary

Curiocity and a continuous eagerness to learn new things ! A brief career summary includes roles in sales, supply chain, marketing and operations.

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Stick to Standards

It may be so exciting and full of fashion but don’t build custom things … designing, building and implementing a specific custom design just isn’t the right thing to do !

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Revenue in time

You easily understand the importance of a good supply chain if you look at your cashflow situation and link it with customer satisfaction.

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Simplicity …

We easily forget it … and many companies share that somewhat silly or excessive need for trendy change … however the biggest productivity influencer is simplicity !

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On time delivery

Customer relationship is heavily influenced by customer delivery performance i.e. constantly measure your delivery performance.

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Want collaboration ?

Good 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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Organizational effectiveness

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 in the same direction.

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Alpe d’Huez

In the french Alps, enjoying some vacation … spending a few weeks walking around a lot, this is a wonderful place to visit.

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Endorsement

Willem has a great sens of professionalism when we had the opportunity to handle critical issues and escalation in the supply chain for our Automotive customers.

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Just a flower …

In front of our garden discovered by surprise … decided to take a picture as it looked so natural yet beautiful at the same time.

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Culemborg

Close to Utrecht, in the center of The Netherlands … on a flash visit to see our daughter Kim, her husband Laurens and grand-son Roy-Willem !

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Loudspeaker usages

They vary a lot and are key to understand when developing … three typical usages area’s exist even though there are obviously many more.

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Reworked classics

But somehow always nicely fitting most interiors styles still … these are classic real wood builds but modern colors are within the possibilities.

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Fair challenge

Many companies push challenges too far, digging way too much into those “crucial” details, but what happens at the end ? Only “appropriate” challenge drives performance !

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Not a guitar

Cabinet and internal cavity of a guitar are used to amplify and shape it’s sound character, the cabinet of a loudspeaker should absolutely not !

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Little progress

Most of sound reproduction progress was made through fine-tuning of existing technology rather than any breakthrough revolution. Flat wire, neodymium magnets, etc.

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Solid processes

Supply chain and customer satisfaction is all about solid processes. Especially during crisis, don’t drop the timely execution of routine tasks and customer communication !

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Room influence

Reflections heavily impact your listening experience … sound behaves like water put in movement and room reflections deteriorate your sound.

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A beetle

Various reactions occur when seeing one of these … it is just a beetle, mother nature provided us with a large variety of animals in all colors and shapes.

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Preformed Line Products

Hopefully allowing Preformed Line Products France (PLP) to cope with high and fast growth in this new business consultant assignment.

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Not a constraint

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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Endorsement

Willem is an outstanding supply chain and business manager. I worked with Willem for 15 years in the framework of the challenging automotive market segment.

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Useless consultant ?

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

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Endorsement

Willem is extremely committed, hard worker, “get things done” type of person. Never (NEVER!!!) missing a deadline (even the shortest ones!).

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Career

A brief summary includes roles in sales, supply chain, marketing and operations … usually at major global companies like Diversey INC, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, Freescale and NXP.

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Endorsement

I have worked with Willem for over 10 years in Freescale and NXP. He has excellent skills on creating business intelligence tools.

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Mark Knopler

A great surprise when my son Eef invited me to Mark Knopfler’s live performance at the Zenith in Paris ! A wonderful birthday present I will never forget !

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Eagles

Invited by my brother Ronald and his wife Reggie, Catherine joined them to attend the Eagles live in Antwerpen for an exceptional concert and atmosphere.

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Papa

A tremendous song performed by Stef Bos from his 1990 released album “Is Dit Nu Later”. This is one those songs that remind me of my father who passed away September 5th, 2008.

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Pictured within

A tremendous song written by Deep Purple organ player Jon Lord who died in 2012. Super concert featuring Miller Anderson performing vocals in this concert.

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ON Semiconductor

A new adventure when Motorola Standard Components Group (SCG) became a standalone company and I became the ON Semiconductor EMEA Business & Services Manager.

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Motorola

My electronics background was best invested at Motorola where I started as their Benelux Distribution Manager before moving to Toulouse, France, in 1994.

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Holding Back The Years

Song by Simply Red from their album “Picture Book” … a fantastic song and story behind, one of my favorites that you can listen to here.

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Telegraph Road

A fantastic song written by Mark Knopfler for the Dire Straits album “Love Over Gold” … a great text behind the song and musically speaking just tremendous.

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A lifetime passion

My grand parents Philips BX350A somehow started it all … taking the speaker out building a new “crate” to make it sound so much better (it felt).

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Contact

I’ll be pleased to get back to you if you have any comment, input of query … please complete below form with your request or query.

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