Pascal Pollet

Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world, but our productivity growth has been sputtering. In this series we present some practical tips each time to boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor.

Pascal Pollet

Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world, but our productivity growth has been sputtering. In this series we present some practical tips each time to boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor.

Véronique Dossogne

Today many market segments are moving towards automobile requirements: making the reduction of production costs sustainable, and achieving quality/delivery goals close to perfection while proposing personalised products to customers. Taking these new expectations into account requires a breakthrough. Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is providing the answer.

Pascal Pollet

Because the effect of digitisation projects on business results varies greatly, it is important to make the right choices. In this article, we highlight the digital tool with perhaps the greatest imaginable effect on operational processes: the product configurator.

Pascal Pollet

Digitalisation results in a great leap forward for some production companies, while for others the impact is rather limited. Why is this and how can you avoid disappointment after digitalising operational processes?

Pascal Pollet

Would you like to step into a time machine and take a look into the future? Well now, you can! By reducing the lead times in all our processes, we end up in the future sooner than we would otherwise do, and so we are essentially time travelling.

Pascal Pollet

Until recently, the world record for developing a vaccine was the mumps vaccine, which was developed in four years. We now know that it can be done much faster. In mid-January 2020, BioNtech launched the 'Lightspeed' project. This project resulted in the first corona vaccine receiving approval in early December 2020. How did this happen and what can companies in the industry learn from it?

Pascal Pollet

De Meyer NV is specialised in the design, production, maintenance and repair of mechanical constructions and machines. The family business serves very diverse markets in equally diverse projects. The company has been growing strongly for several years now and wants to shorten the lead times for its ever-increasing number of projects.

Pascal Pollet

From 7 to 11 March, the EU-Japan Centre is organising a 5-day intensive training mission for European executives familiar with World Class Manufacturing. The programme consists of various lectures and visits to a number of leading Japanese companies in order to improve productivity.

Pascal Pollet

Group Nivelles NV, a family business specialising in bathrooms and drain systems, distributes its products both throughout Belgium and internationally, and is continuously growing and improving its processes and products. The company had noticed that its lead time for new customized orders was too long and wanted to reduce it.