Revitalize: building a new footprint for your organization with the VitalityWheel ©.

How does my industry remain relevant in the 21st century? For customers, employees and other stakeholders? Forget ‘Customer Intimacy, Product Leadership and Operational Excellence’ and start re-inventing your organization with the VitalityWheel ©

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Footprint consultancy

Are you ready to design and build the new footprint of your organization and secure business continuity in the 21st century?

Transition management

Are you stuck in a variety of new projects and initiatives on Innovation and Industry 4.0 in your company and is successful implementation an issue?

“Gerard helped us getting prepared for the future”

‘Gerard helped us to redesign and rebuild the global Footprint of our Operations and Supply Chain business. His strategic and hands-on expertise and experience helped the company to revitalize and survive during the challenging credit crisis’


Eduard de Haan, CEO Clean Air Group (NL)

“Transition was seamless”

The Transition Project (…) was seamless and is considered an outstanding success throughout our Company. It is unusual to find project management expertise together with Supply Chain, real estate and construction within one team; Gerard and his team certainly demonstrated this. Gerard’s leadership and professionalism has been exemplary (..).


Robert Dymond, Director Program Management Office, Collective Brands Inc. (USA)

Knowledge base

Made in Europe (thesis abstract)

November 25th, 2019|

The central research question of the Made in Europe thesis is: which location factors need to be considered by Europe’s manufacturing industry to survive the 21st century? A literature [...]

Get involved in the future of manufacturing

Become part of the ‘Made in Europe’ community. We started with a select group of senior business professionals from the European Manufacturing Industry that contributed to Gerard’s academic research, called ‘Made in Europe’. You can find an abstract of the research here. You can also order the ‘Extended Executive Summary of the research paper or the full doctoral research thesis document. Click here to order directly.

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