With an MSc. degree in business administration from Erasmus University / Rotterdam School of Management and a Professional Doctorate in Engineering, PDEng, degree in Supply Chain Management from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, Ed has extensive international experience in managing distribution and logistics projects.
He has a practical background since the mid-1990’s in the logistics world, having worked in various areas within logistics operator DHL / Danzas Solutions / Nedlloyd. First as Director Supply Chain Design, supporting with his team large accounts with the redesign of their distribution networks at strategic, multi-national level. Later on he served as Director of Engineering & Quality in a large logistics operation in Spain and most recently, he was International project manager carrying out productivity improvement projects in various European countries, until he moved on and founded QuSL.
He is also a Senior Associate Professor at different business schools, like EADA Business School Barcelona (Spain), Maastricht School of Management (The Netherlands), Antwerp Management School (Belgium), Centrum Graduate School of Business (Lima, Peru) and Tec de Monterrey (Mexico) on the topics Operations & Supply Chain, Strategy, Project Management and Intra- & entrepreneurship.
Throughout his journey as lecturer he has been chosen five times as “Best Professor of the Year” by the students of the International MBA in EADA.
In April 2012, Ed’s first management book was published in Dutch, and it has since then been translated and published in two more languages: Spanish and English. The book is titled: “The Perfect Pass: what the manager can learn from the football trainer”. It deals with the importance of seeing the BIG PICTURE, having good internal and external ALIGNMENT and achieving COHERENCE at all levels.
Currently, Ed is busy writing a new book under the working title “Mastering the Supply Chain. Principles, practice and real-life applications“. Publication will be with UK-based Kogan Page Publishing, the book is due to appear in Q1, 2019.
So far, Ed has been actively involved in projects, workshops and/or company trainings in the following industry sectors:
Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), chemicals, pharma, high-tech & telecom, electronics & white-goods, automotive, steel, fashion, aerospace, industrial, apparel & sports, lighting, motorcycles, cork, services to the chemical industry, engineering, taps manufacturing.
Clients include companies like Nike, Samsung, DHL, Shell, Alcon, Wyeth, Mölnlycke Healthcare, Volkswagen Group, Volvo, Makro, JohnsonDiversey, Groenewout Consultants & Engineers, Buck Consulting, Involvation, LCP Consulting and others.
Ed has practical experience in consulting, teaching and/or training around the globe:
North America (USA, Mexico), South America (Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil), EurAsia (Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazachstan, China, Tailand), Middle East (Jordan, Egypt), and many European countries.